February 09, 2009

Mango Ice cream

I know we are having record low temperatures this winter, but that didn't stop us from making and eating ice cream. My latest kitchen acquisition is a Cuisinart 2 qt Ice cream maker. I am not a big ice cream eater, but my DH absolutely loves it and keeps buying them whenever they are on sale.

I read these articles and I was totally shocked how many artificial chemicals are used in commercial ice creams. I almost fell over when I read that not even vanilla flavoring is real (strawberry or cherry or anything for that matter). So I decided that we either make our own ice cream or eat nothing unless it has ingredients we can recognize, pronounce and the list is not as tall as me.

Then before Christmas, we saw this in BJ’s for $34.99. We went home at night with a brand new appliance. Since then, I made Vanilla ice cream (and yes with real vanilla extract—thank you very much.. I'm actually in the look for vanilla bean.. does anyone have any suggestions where to get those??), Kahlua Ice cream and this Mango ice cream. Its so much cheaper too, about 1.5 qts of ice cream for under $5 .
This recipe is adapted from Priya @ Akshayapaatram’s Mango ice cream. Thanks Priya for inspiring me to make ice creams at home. Next on my to-make is her Dulche leche ice cream. If you want to make this recipe please see my notes below.

Ingredients:
Half & Half – 1 qt

Sugar - 1 cup (or to taste)

Mango pulp – 1 can, 34oz.

Cardamom powder – 2 tsp

Method:

  • Blend using a hand blender, half& half, sugar, mango pulp and cardamom in a large bowl. Make sure that the sugar is well mixed in. Pour into the ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.


MY NOTES: These measurements were way too much for our 2 qt machine. I thought 1 qt of cream and 1 qt of mango should be ok. But apparently I didn’t take the added sugar and the aerating process into account and 2 qt is the final ice cream quantity. Well at the end, I had to hold back about 2 cups of blended mango – cream mixture from adding as it was way up near the brim. I also had to take out about another 1 cup of ice cream from the machine as it started to overflow.

So next time I make this I’m going to follow below measurements:
* Mango puree – 3 (you need this much to taste the mango)
* Half & Half – 2 ½ cups
Everything else as required. I made mango popsicles with the leftover mango-cream mixture and they were awesome too.

14 comments:

  1. This is next on my list - an ice cream maker! Looks so delicious:)

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  2. Ice cream looks creamy and delicious dear..I wish I could take away that cup of ice cream for myself

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  3. I love mango iceceam and your ice cream in the bowl looks so delicious.

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  4. I love mango IC , in Summer I make at home too using canned Mango pulp. Looks so good there, enjoy! :)

    Vanilla bean, search in Amazon, they do have it.

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  5. yummy! i am waiting for the temp to warm up to make ice cream..

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  6. Home made is always delicious and immensely satisfying.
    Looks delish! Its very cold at my place, but your clicks making me have it right now :-)

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  7. Wow mango ice cream. I love it.........Garnishing with stawberry is yummy......First time visitor through food buzz. Yummy recipe blog. Will revisit....

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  8. yum yum .. I love mango ice-cream

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  9. oooh, that looks yummy Pavani. I am glad you liked it. And yes, I made a huge batch of it when I was at the Univ since it wouldn't take long for it to get empty :)) You should be able to find Vanilla beans at Whole foods or Trader Joe's I think.
    The dulche de leche is one of my fav flavors. The cream and condensed milk in it gave it a more creamier texture than the mango. Kahlua sounds great though :)

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  10. Came here from foodbuzz and am glad i did. you have a lovely blog :)

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  11. First time at your blog ..You have a neat blog.The Icecream looks delicious with the fresh fruit.I love that ice cream bowl too :)

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  12. This looks like a yummy summer dessert.

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  13. Will try this recipe.I do not have half and half; let me see what substitute works. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Ice cream looks yum Pavani :)Can you plz guide me through joining ICC run by Srivalli

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