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.
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!
- 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
- Place ingredients in blender in the order listed.
- Turn the machine on ad slowly increase the speed to high and blend until smooth. (Hopefully about 30 seconds.)
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?
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