Guanábana? Soursop? Whatever you call the fruit, here’s all you need to know about it

This month we’re profiling four exotic fruits you can find all over Miami and how to eat them.

First up is a funky fruit called soursop– but most of us here in Miami know it as a guanábana.

It’s native to the Caribbean and Central America and grows well in areas with lots of humidity, like sunny SoFlo. It kinda tastes like a banana but also has a citrus kick to it and you can find them at local fruit stands (we bought this one from the fruit stand National Produce near Allapattah).

Some people think that making tea with its fruit leaves can help with digestion and reduce inflammation. But at the very least, the guanábana is delicious in smoothies and milkshakes.

Check out this milkshake recipe from the blog “Three Guys From Miami.” They have a bunch of recipes for creamy Cuban-style milkshakes—a.k.a. batidos—you can make with all kinds of fruits.

Here’s their recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 cup fresh ripe guanábana pulp

“Put everything in a blender except the ice and process until frothy. Add the crushed ice and process until the ice is ground fine and the batido is thick and rich.”

Got your own delicious or creative ways of enjoying this fruit? Let us know in the comments.