Friday, 6 August 2010

Mango ice cream (1 colour)

Once you get the hang of getting the flesh off the mangos this is a really easy ice cream to make.

Mangos - 3 large, peeled and stones removed
Caster sugar - 170 g
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Double cream - 500 ml
Vodka - 1 tbsp (this is optional, but prevents the ice cream from freezing solid which makes it much less hassle to serve)

1) Blend the mango flesh in a food processor. Combine with the sugar until it has dissolved and chill in the fridge.
2) Mix the cream and lime juice together in a large freezable container (I just used a pyrex bowl). Add the mango mixture and mix well. Finally add the vodka if desired and mix once. The mixture will look as pale as vanilla ice cream at this point, but the colour darkens during the freezing process.
3) Cover the bowl or container (I used foil) and then freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and whisk well to break up the ice crystals. Repeat the freezing and whisking process a further 1 or 2 times and then leave to set.

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