1 small very ripe mango (about 8 oz/250 g), peeled, cut from pit (stone), and chopped
2 tablespoons sugar syrup, or to taste
pinch salt, optional*
about 1½ cup (12 oz/375 g) lightly crushed ice
½ cup (4 fl oz/125 mL) water
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients (including ice) and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetening, if desired. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Makes about 3 cups (24 fl oz/750 ml).
*Note: Salty-sweet combinations are relished in Thailand and other Asian/Pacific countries, hence the optional inclusion of salt. To Westerners, this may be an acquired taste.