Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mango Sorbet

My ice cream maker and I have a love/hate relationship. I love making ice cream, love eating it, love making ice cream sandwiches, and it just screams summer to me. I hate the fact that homeade ice cream is irresistible and it adds inches to my waist. So, I haven't made ice cream in a long time. But this summer was it. I had to break it out from the pantry, dust it off, and use it. And luckily for me, my hubbie bought more mangos than we could eat at Costco last week. They were all ripe at the same time and we didn't want any to go to waste. Because a ripe mango is a beautiful thing. So...I made this...


Mango Sorbet

4-5 ripe mangos, peeled and chopped
1 cup simple syrup (dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup warm/hot water)
2-3 tbsps fresh lime juice

Yea, that's it. Puree all the ingredients together and let it cool down. Put the puree into your ice cream maker bowl and make according to your ice cream makers directions. Mine took about 30 minutes. I scrapped it all out of the bowl into a storage container, then froze overnight.

This was amazingly delicious. The mango flavor was intense, due to the very ripe fruit. I probably could have cut back on the simple sugar, but I decided to live on the edge and use it all. It was soooo good!!

Now i'm itching to make more flavors. We are at the end of strawberry season around here, maybe a strawberry sorbet? Or i'll just bite the bullet and make some real ice cream and add some miles to my running schedule. That should even things out.

Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Mmmmm that sorbet looks divine. I bet it is pretty refreshing too!

SprinkleBakes said...

Beautiful color....bet it was awesome!

BethieJ said...

Mara YUM!!!! I to want to dust off our ice cream maker.. maybe this weekend.. I am craving some yummy peach ice cream!
Hope your weekend was GREAT!

Leah said...

OH! Thata looks amazing!! I want some:) Yes, I hear 'ya on eating too much sugar adding inches...I've got to cut back myself, I've been baking a bit again and that is not a good thing *lol* I wish I could run it off like you:)

Sarah Lou said...

try green apple, your taste buds will thank you!!!

Lee said...

That does look good, especially for us in SA as we are heading into spring and looking forward to summer.

Joni Kix said...

My family LOVES Mango! Thanks for the easy recipe! I can see adding any type of fruit! Hmm... peaches were 99 cents a pound at the market, YUM!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so sweet Mara! We love sorbet! Have you ever given Raspberries a try of kiwis - really good too :)

Sue said...

At least this has mango...healthy:)

I won an ice cream maker on a giveaway, but am waiting to use it when I have people over, otherwise I know I'll eat most of it!

IamDerby said...

mmmm ice cream or sorbet... really any frozen deliciousness is enough for me!