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How to Make Homemade Mango Sorbet

Updated on July 8, 2010

HOMEMADE MANGO SORBET

Mango sorbet is amazingly quick and easy to make at home. Only three ingredients. Only three steps: Blend, freeze and eat.

Best of all, homemade mango sorbet is simple, smooth and sweet.

It's worth it to make the mango sorbet recipe with the ripest, best mangoes you can find, but for kitchen speedsters, try making sorbet from a bag of frozen mango chunks. (No messy slicing or dicing around a mango seed required.)

This recipe is meant for a one-quart ice cream maker, but it also works as a double batch.

Mango / Photo by E. A. Wright
Mango / Photo by E. A. Wright

INGREDIENTS

What you'll need:

  • 1 heaping cup of frozen mango chunks (fresh mango works, too)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Note: Ripe mangoes are quite sweet already, so it's fine to skimp on the sugar.

EQUIPMENT

  • Blender
  • Conventional ice cream maker or gel canister ice cream maker

Use a heaping cup of mango chunks / Photo by E. A. Wright
Use a heaping cup of mango chunks / Photo by E. A. Wright

MANGO SORBET: WHAT TO DO

  1. Dissolve 1/4 cup of sugar in 2/3 cup water; pour into blender.

  2. Add the mango chunks and blend thoroughly. ("Thoroughly" depends on how much you like or dislike the stringy fibers in many mangoes.)

  3. Pour mixture into ice cream maker; freeze. Enjoy!

Make homemade mango sorbet from frozen mango chunks / Photo by E. A. Wright
Make homemade mango sorbet from frozen mango chunks / Photo by E. A. Wright

TIPS FOR MAKING MANGO SORBET

  • Rinse out the blender the second you pour the mixture into the ice cream maker. This will make cleanup much simpler.

  • Decreasing the amount of water slightly will improve the texture of sorbet made from very juicy mangoes.

  • Mango sorbet is best eaten at once. Left in the freezer too long, it will harden and be difficult to scoop.


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    • bingskee profile image

      bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      perfect for a very hot summer!

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      E. A. Wright 6 years ago from New York City

      I'm glad you liked this.

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      purpleangel47 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Ummm ... sounds delicious! Mango is one of my favorite fruits for the summer! Could almost live off of mangoes and watermelon. :) Thank you!

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Wow! Another thing to do with these wonderful fruits. Thank you! I put a link here from my Mango hub :)

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      ???? 6 years ago

      how much would frozen mango cost?

    • sharing the sky profile image

      sharing the sky 6 years ago from United States

      Fantastic. I really like the easy instructions and photos and your little link community of other sorbet recipes. Great job.

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      Mary Wickison 20 months ago from Brazil

      We have mango trees here on our farm in Brazil. We always end up with a glut and I end up giving them to the neighbors . We are talking a lot, I take them in the wheel barrow!. We usually make juice, pies and oodles of desserts but I haven't tried ice cream or a sorbet.

      As I don't have an ice cream maker, I will have to wing it a bit but I think I can do it by stirring it whilst it freezes.

      Thanks for the idea. Our mango season is fast approaching.

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