I tried something new yesterday. I made an experiment to check if I could make a homemade ice cream without using any special equipment, such as an ice cream maker. Guess what? I never thought it would be this easy.
My mother buys fruits every now and then. This weekend, we had mangoes…lots of it. And avocados. I love mangoes and I’m sure my family does too. However, there are some instances that for some reason, we fail to consume all of them, hence, they are just put to waste. So I decided to make something out of it — a homemade mango ice cream.
Like what I said, we don’t have an ice cream maker at home. However, you can always do it manually. Mango meat is soft and none of the ingredients are hard, so it’s really easy to incorporate everything.
You may also want to top the ice cream with your favorite fruits. Just make sure that they’re in season. Or you may want to add caramel syrup (perfect with mangoes) just to add some extra sweetness and flavor.
Nutritious and full of yum, this homemade ice cream is surely an awesome and inexpensive way to stay healthy without sacrificing good taste. I hope you’d enjoy this recipe!
Homemade Mango Ice Cream Recipe
You will need:
- 4 ripe mangoes
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
How to prepare:
- Separate mango meat from the seed.
- Purée the mango, or semi-purée if you want mango bits. Set aside.
- Mix cream, milk, and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Do not boil. Cook while stirring constantly until sugar has completely dissolved.
- Remove cream from heat, pour it in a bowl, and let it cool.
- Fold in the mango purée.
- Pour the mixture in a freezer-safe container with cover. Used plastic ice cream containers are perfect.
- Place the container inside the freezer. After one hour, check the mixture. By this time, mixture near the edges and at the bottom would have frozen. To avoid freezing solid, remove the container from the freezer and stir the mixture thoroughly using a large spoon or spatula. Make sure solid mixture is broken down. Place it back to the freezer. Check the mixture again every hour doing the same process until the mixture has thickened.
- Serve with some sliced mangoes or caramel sauce, if preferred.
Pro tip: Replace mango with any of your favorite fruits. In season fruits are the best!