My love affair with mango began with fruit smoothies. From there we expanded our relationship to mango salsa. I serve mine with with a grilled pork loin seasoned with a Jamaican rub and black beans and rice. Mangoes are often compared to peaches. I like peaches. But mangoes are just…better. But I had not fallen head over heels until I got my ice cream maker several years ago and came across a recipe for mango sorbet. That was when my love became complete. With a hint of lime, the recipe was fresh, sweet, smooth, cold. And easy! Somehow I lost the recipe. It was tragic, but I had hope of finding it again. True love stories always have happy endings, right? I tried one recipe from Pinterest and it was a total flop. Ick. This was worth a second try. I was very dedicated to finding a good recipe and Pinterest did not disappoint this time. Only four ingredients are needed to make a batch of this creamy smooth, fruity and fresh sorbet. Water, sugar, mango and lime. Boil the water and sugar to create a simple syrup. Normally 1 + 1 = 2, but with simple syrup 1 + 1 = 1 1/3. Purée that with fresh, ripe mango and fresh lime juice. The next step was the hardest part for me. I was tempted to drink the purée. Well, to be truthful, those you who have been following our blog long enough to get to know me a little, know very well that I did slurp several delicious spoonfuls as if it were a fruit soup. The remainder made its way into the chilled bucket of my ice cream machine and whirred away for about 30 minutes. I sampled at this stage again and found it to be creamy,sweet tropical goodness. I spread what was left in a small bread pan, and it it in the freezer. I haven’t bothered with a bowl yet, but rather sneak a spoonful right from the pan throughout these hot summer days. Thank goodness I found the pin from MarylandGirl via Allrecipes!
Just in case it is not already clear to you, I am giving this pin a rating of…
This pin ROCKS!
- 4 ripe mangoes
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Cube mango and combine with lime juice and simple syrup. Puree in blender or food processor until very smooth.
- Place in ice cream maker for 20 to 30 minutes. Place in container and freeze until firm.
To make simple syrup combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. You will have about ⅓ cup left over.
This recipe will work perfectly in our recent guest post at My Kitchen Escapades for Mango Strawberry Daiquiri Pops:
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