Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mango Ice Cream



So, last week I was perusing the Internet and I came across a recipe for mango ice cream from A Baker's House that does not need an ice cream maker to make.  It immediately piqued my interest and I set it aside to make this week while I was on vacation.

This recipe, being so easy and inexpensive (I paid less than $3 for all the ingredients) is a great way to entertain the kids. We made it this morning and took it to grandma's house as a treat for everyone.  I had to wrestle my father-in-law for the left-overs, he won :)

While good, this wasn't my favorite recipe.  Because of the whipping cream it tasted a lot like flavored whipped topping.  I think in the future I'll modify the recipe a little bit and actually use it as a dessert topping instead of ice cream.

With that being said;  the "ice cream" is fairly tasty, easy to make and we had some fun in the kitchen.  I would definitely recommend trying it out if you're looking for something to do with the kids and/or a light dessert.

Mango Ice Cream 
3 mangoes, peeled & cubed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Note:  Color isn't necessarily indicative of a ripe mango.  A ripe mango will yield slightly to pressure, it's not unusually for a few dark spots on a ripe mango.

Once your mangoes are peeled (I used a carrot peeler) and cubed you will need to puree them in a food processor or blender along with 1/2 cup sugar.

With a beater, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form (like you would for whipped topping).  Fold in the mangoes and lemon.

Freeze for about 3 hours.  Less than that and your ice cream will be soft, more than that and the ice cream will be to hard.  If frozen for more than 3 hours, thaw the ice cream for about 1/2 hour prior to eating

Enjoy!

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22 comments:

  1. I have yet to make my own ice cream but I am hoping too soon! Love that this recipe doesn't need an ice cream maker.

    Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    1. I too appreciated the fact that it didn't need the ice cream maker. On the flip side, this motivated me to think about all the great ice cream recipes I could make if I had one. There might be one in our future :)

      Thanks for hosting every week.

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  2. I love this recipe! I included something similar in my cookbook. Just hopped over from Mealtime Monday Monday!

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    1. Congratulations on your cookbook! How excited to get it published.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Wow, I'm loving this mangoe ice-cream! Thanks for the recipe, I love home made ice-cream. Im at TTT as well.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. This was my first foray into homemade ice cream but my creative juices have been flowing with new ideas.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and hosting every week.

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  5. This looks delicious. I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog from this week's Handmade Tuesdays party. Thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to the feature. I appreciate you hosting every week.

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  6. Any kind of ice cream is good ice cream to me but this one looks especially tasty. Simple to make too! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I've pinned it to my "Sweets" board.

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    1. I too love how simple it is. Thanks for stopping by and the Pinterest love.

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  7. Oh, I can't wait for winter to be over! Popping over from Twinkle in the Eye :-)

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    1. I hate to say this but I can wait for your winter to be over. Winters in Wisconsin USA get VERY long and cold. However - I do hope you get to try the ice cream soon :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. That is really easy. I might give that a try. Thanks for linking up with Twinkle in the Eye for Flash Blog Friday :-)

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    1. You'll be amazed at how easy it is. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. This looks really yummy. We've been making lots of frozen banana cream (like soft serve ice cream made from frozen bananas) this summer. We might need to add in some mango next time :)

    We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday Blog Party.

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    1. I've been eyeing up an ice cream maker. I have all sorts of ideas for homemade ice cream but I didn't think about banana - that would be good.

      I've linked up - thanks for hosting and stopping by.

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  10. Oh my goodness this sounds wonderful!!!! I'm totally trying this!!

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    1. Be sure and let me know what you think of them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I love Mangoes and so does my daughter we would both be in heaven with this ice cream. Pinned it so that I can try it.
    Stopping by from Delightful order link party

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    1. Thanks for the pin and stopping by. I hope you and your daughter enjoy :)

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