July 1, 2010

Mango Sorbet

{printable recipe here}
Oh I know you've all waited in suspense to see my Mango Sorbet. I actually made it for Father's Day and as you can tell from the picture, my family wasn't willing to wait for a final freeze. It started melting but no one cared. I'll tell you who loved this recipe the most though- Baby Strawberry. One little taste and she would not be left out. I didn't feel too bad since it's just mangos, lime juice, and a little sugar. All fresh and delicious. I served this with my mom's famous Molasses Crinkles (and she's forbidden me from sharing the recipe, though I'll secretly say the closest recipe I've found is Dorie's) and we were all happy campers. Big thanks to the brilliant David Lebovitz for his wonderful Ice Cream book. Buy it here.

I used to splurge on Dreyer's (or is it Breyer's?) Whole Fruit Sorbet and loved the Strawberry- shocker- and the Mango versions. While this does require a little forsight in freezing your ice cream bowl, unless you don't overcrowd your freezer like I do and can keep it in there, it's fun and quick to make this. My son loved the turning of the bowl and the bright color. Give it a try.

Come back tomorrow for my Fourth of July dessert idea. Nothing new but it will be pretty and delicious- perfect!

Anne Strawberry's New Favorite Mango Sorbet
{printable recipe here}
From David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop

2 large, ripe mangoes
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c water
4 t freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more to taste
1 T dark rum (I omitted this)
pinch of salt

Peel the mangoes and cut the flesh away from the pit. Cut the flesh into chunks and put them in a blender with the sugar, water, lime juice, rum, and salt. Squeeze the mango pits hard over the blender to extract as much of the pulp and juice as possible. Puree the mixture until smooth. Taste, then add more lime juice or rum if desired. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  1. I've been wanting to try Mango for a long time now.
    This Sorbet looks fantastic!! So refreshing.

  2. If only I could eat it right now without making it. Ahhhhh. Your last two recipes are divine.

  3. This proves to me why I need an ice cream maker. YUM.

  4. I love mango sorbet and I bet it goes wonderful with a ginger snap!!!

  5. It tastes even better than it looks! I'm buying more mangos soon.

  6. This looks delicious, love those mangos and ginger snaps too!