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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mango sorbet

We are having roast chicken and mashed potato for dinner tonight. Not the most obvious choice for a warm summer evening but with the air conditioner on, we can pretend that it is actually quite a pleasant day. Besides, I have made us some mango sorbet so all is sweet. Here's my recipe for an easy to make and entirely refreshing mango sorbet.
mango sorbet
550 gm mango flesh (about one large 800 gm mango)
100 gm caster sugar
160 ml water
Juice of half a lemon (more if you like a bit of tang)

Pre frozen ice cream maker.
Makes about 1 liter.


  1. Boil water and sugar to dissolve sugar.

  2. Leave to cool and place in a freezer until ice starts to form around the edges.

  3. Peel mango and dice the flesh. Place in the freezer while waiting for the syrup to be ready.

  4. Blend mango, lemon juice and cold sugar syrup until smooth.

  5. Prepare sorbet in the ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  6. If you do not have an ice cream maker, you could place the blended mixture in the freezer until almost frozen. Then blend it once again to get a smooth, melt in your mouth sorbet. Freeze again.

  7. Enjoy!

    Serving suggestions:

      2 mango sorbet

    1. Place a scoop of mango sorbet in a dessert dish with diced fresh mango. Add a tiny mint leaf.

    2. Top a scoop of mango sorbet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a cone.

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