Sip away as you enjoy one of the most beloved Miami Street Food called batidos, the Latin version of a smoothie. Technically, it is a blending of fruit, milk, and condensed milk, but what sets this snack apart from its American brethren is the type of fruit that is used. You will find fruits native to Latin countries, making for a slight variation on a familiar drink.
Batido de mamey
Batido de mamey is an impossibly thick and creamy shake made from a sweet, salmon-colored tropical fruit. Although typical Cuban Batidos are very sweet, the version at Puerto Sagua is less so and actually lets you appreciate one of Miami’s native fruits. Drink this for breakfast, as it provides a refreshing change of pace from the rich and heavy foods normally found in Latin cuisines.
Where to try them in Miami: Puerto Sagua 700 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Batidos de banano
These are made using the sweet and flavorful banana to make for an even thicker version of a Batido. Those who make smoothies on a regular basis know that bananas are a fruit that help thicken the drink, so this tropical fruit only makes the texture of the smoothie more viscous. If you’re a fan of thick shakes, this variety is right up your alley. Pair this with a pastelito de guayaba, as the banana and guava flavors pair beautifully in a mix of tropical fruits.
Where to try them in Miami: Habanos 1200 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139