Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Thursday

Who Loves Mangos? (Easy Mango Sorbet Recipe)

Mangoes rank pretty high on my favorite fruit list.  Every time I go to the warehouse/club store, I always grab a big container of the pre-cut mangoes.  (The regular grocery store prices the mangoes like they're diamonds or something.)

I do have to admit though, mangoes eaten on the beach in Mexico taste 10 times better than mangoes eaten here...  Not exactly sure why though, any thoughts on that? ;)

Ok, back to the point of this post, Mango Sorbet!



The good thing about buying the huge pack of mangoes, is that I don't have to hide or ration them and can get creative on how to use them up.

How to make Mango Sorbet the easy way... #mango #sorbet

Doesn't the sorbet look yummy?  The key to this recipe is a blender that is powerful enough to puree the mangoes and ice. The kids thought I was supermom after making this, and it was really easy!


Mango Sorbet

Ingredients
  • 4 cups diced fresh mangoes
  • 1 tsp lime juice or vanilla- which ever you prefer, but don't use both!
  • 1 cup sugar (this can be adjusted based on your taste and the sweetness of the mangos- start with half the amount and just give it a taste.)
  • 3 cups ice
Directions
  1. Place ingredients in blender in the order listed.
  2. Turn the machine on ad slowly increase the speed to high and blend until smooth.  (Hopefully about 30 seconds.)
At this point, you can serve immediately as soft serve sorbet or you can spread the sorbet in a shallow dish and freeze for a few hours to harden up a bit.

I fell asleep on the couch and ended up leaving the sorbet in the fridge for about 16 hours.  When I got it out, it was rock hard and I could not scoop it.  Uh oh...  I thought I would have to change this post to mango granita instead, but I immediately started googling, "why is my sorbet hard". 


The recommendation was to let the sorbet "rest" in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then scoop it out.  Surprisingly, that worked perfectly!  Another tip I saw, was to add a tablespoon or so of liquor to the sorbet before freezing.  I may or may not try that next time, I guess it will depend on who I am serving it too...  What do you think, would you serve a sorbet to your child that has a tiny bit of liquor in it? 




Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. I must make this!! Thank you for the recipe and tips :) I wonder what it tastes like with vanilla in it... mango lassi?

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  2. Love mangos!! I could eat them nonstop. What a great recipe for mango sorbet! Thanks so much!!

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  3. Anything mango is wonderful. Right?! This looks so yummy. I can't wait to try. :):)

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  4. I love quick and easy cool treats when summer hits. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

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  5. Definitely going to make this. I noticed that too about Mangos. At the warehouse store the prices are great, but at the grocery store, I would never buy them. So strange, lol

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  6. This looks so refreshing. Might have to make some this summer. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  7. Just pinned it! Looks light, fresh, and delicious. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  8. Just made this! Sooooo yummy! Thanks for posting it!

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