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Mango Ice Cream - A Super Dessert Recipe
Mango Ice Cream
An ever popular ice cream flavor, the Mango Ice Cream is a truly yummy dessert recipe. Made using three ingredients only, mango, milk and sugar, this truly whips up an appetite after meals. Mangoes being a summer fruit, this ice cream can really only be enjoyed during the summer season.
Mangoes can be had just as slices or as Aamras (a mango pulp mixed with milk and sugar in a semi liquid state) and Mango milk shake among others. While I love these to the hilt, for this recipe we will be looking at Mango Ice Cream.
While Mango Ice Cream is served in scoops, I've used cubes for this recipe. I blend the pulp with thickened milk which froths up the mix, while blending it twice softens up the ice cream to a great consistency removing any crystals in the process. The resulting ice cream is so creamy and rich that it just melts in the mouth.
So let's look at this recipe.
- 1 ltr milk
- 500 gms mangoes
- 1/2 cup sugar (or more, according to your taste)
- Whipped Cream (as per your preference)
1 Peel the mangoes and cut slices of them.
1. Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan, stirring till it thickens - you will notice the quantity reducing to nearly half the original content. Add sugar and heat for another 5 minutes. Make sure you stir well, so that your milk does not burn at the bottom of your pan. Then switch the flame off and keep aside so that it cools.
2. Put your slices into the blender and blend them to get your smooth pulp. Now, add a little of your thickened milk, at a time, slowly, and blend it. Keep doing this with your remaining milk.
Note - Do NOT add all of your milk at the same time as the mix may spill out of your blender.
3. The mix of the milk and mangoes will be light and frothy.
4. Put your mix into an ice tray (if you want ice cream cubes, as what I've done for this recipe) or a bowl, if you prefer scoops of your ice cream. Then put this into your freezer.
5. After 2 hours, bringing your tray/bowl out of the freezer and keep this at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, and let it thaw.
6. Now, blend the thawed mix again in the blender to remove crystals from your ice cream and this in turn softens up your ice cream to a perfect consistency.
7. Transfer the resulting mix in a tray or bowl and put it in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours.
8. Your super Mango Ice Cream is ready. Serve it in your favorite ice cream bowls.
Mango is my favorite fruit and I'm sure, this holds true for most of you. This is an easy dessert to prepare and the results are wonderful and rewarding. Its up to you if you want to serve it in cubes or scoops (as mentioned above, I've prepared cubes for this recipe).
So try this out and enjoy.