- Nikolas Nov 27, 2004 11:42 PM
Hi, I am a big fan of South American fruits and smoothies. I was wondering, has anyone found a guanabana smoothie? It seems they only make them from frozen concentrate, but I'd love to find some fresh guanabana or cherimoya (known as custard apple or sour-sop). I also like the Amazon fruit acai, very rich and dark. I get the smoothies at W 4th and 6th Avenue, but sometimes these smoothies are overcome with strawberry and banana which they put into the mixture. Any Brazilians or other South Americans out there who can advise? Much obliged!
Fresh guanabana is banned from entry by the USDA...although I once, in a rare twist, bought one from a tropical truck somewhere in Brooklyn. No one loves it more than me, and it makes some mighty good potent potable when mixed with Dominican rum.
Cherimoyas can be purchased in most high-end fruit stores or Food Emporium.
Acai?...what is it?...Ackee?...if so, then try Church Avenue near Ocean Avenue.
Essex Street market - a great find - the market has been there for approx 100 yrs and the shake stand at least 30