I used a basic sherbet recipe and changed the whole thing. This will get pretty hard in the freezer, so if you don’t eat it right away, put it in the microwave for about 5 or 10 seconds (not too long or you will have a mess!) so you can scoop it out. I recommend you just eat it soft serve right away. Why wait?
This recipe is for my machine which makes 1 quart. If you have a 2 quart machine double everything.
You will need:
- Coconut milk (enough to make 2 & 1/4 cup of liquid, so add water to make up the difference–I had a can that was 13.5 oz of coconut milk). You will have best results if you put your coconut milk in the fridge to chill ahead of time.
- 1 mango
- 2 tablespoons honey
Peel the mango and cut it from the seed (be careful I once cut myself to the bone doing this). Put the mango pieces into your blender and puree them (it’s ok if you have a few chunks, but you want most of it pureed). If you have less than a cup of puree add enough water to make a cup of liquid. I do love mangos. I think it’s my favorite fruit, not only the flavor, but the color too. I can’t think of anything I don’t like about them. Well, except of peeling them and cutting them off of that big weird seed!
Mix the 1 cup mango puree, the coconut milk (2 & 1/4 cups of liquid) and 2 tablespoons of honey in a bowl and whisk together.
Follow the directions for your ice cream freezer. Mine says that I should pour mine into my freezer at this point, with it running and let it run for about 25 minutes and then let it “ripen” in the freezer for a couple of hours. I find this is better if you eat it right away. As I said, it gets hard because it’s sweetened with honey instead of sugar (there’s physics to this!).
If you have kids and have those old fashioned popsicle things like you used to get from Tupperware, I think these would make AWESOME popsicles. I wish I still had some of those. I think I might see if I can buy some, even though all of the small people have grown up and gone, the 2 big kids here would surely eat them.
Besides, I just found out there is going to be a new small person in the family next spring. 🙂
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