Alasa, also known as Agbalumo, Udara or African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) was a popular fruit of my childhood. In Ghana, Alasa is the popular name given to the African star apple. The result of this drink was a marvel. It tasted sweet but with a slightly biting and sour aftertaste, just like the fruit itself.
6 Alasa fruits (African star apple fruits)
11/2 cup of natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon ginger juice
1 teaspoon cardamon (optional)
10 ice cubes
Sugar to taste
1Peel the Alasa fruits
2Remove the reddish and white creamy bits of the fruit
3Squeeze out a teaspoon of ginger juice from a grated piece of ginger
4Remove cardamon seeds from pod
5Put the peeled Alasa fruit, ginger juice, yoghurt, cardamon seeds, sugar and ice cubes into a blender and blend until smooth or to preferred level of consistency.
The white creamy part surrounds the seeds. This bit is generally sweet
I added fresh milk and evaporated milk to another batch which made the taste richer and more creamy.