May 30, 2011

Mango Ice Cream and a Birthday

Cook's Hideout completed 5 years this month. I created this blog as a hobby and a way to document my cooking trial and errors and I'm happy that I'm able to do just that even today. I've met so many incredible food bloggers along the way in the past few years and I've more virtual friends than actual real-life friends. I think about some of them who have stopped blogging over the years and wonder what they are up to now. I have to thank Srivalli for organizing the blogging marathons that keeps me on my toes and makes me post everyday, bonus being getting to know new bloggers and their amazing blogs. Thanks to my family for their patience. Thanks to each and every one of you who come to my blog for your encouraging words. I hope to keep going on many more years to come.

Mango ice cream is something that I absolutely adore and thought would be a perfect recipe to post for the blog's birthday. It used to be a delicacy when we were growing up, only available during summer time. I’m not sure if the situation is still the same in India, but here in the US, Indian groceries carry Mango pulp all through the year making mango ice cream accessible any time you want it.

I already posted a Mango ice cream recipe couple of years back, but this time I wanted to use the cornstarch thickening method that I’ve used for my vanilla ice cream to make it creamier and less icy. The end result was this creamy and delicious ice cream with no added preservatives, but filled with yummy mango goodness.
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Ingredients:
Mango puree – 2½ cups
Heavy cream – 1 cup
Whole milk – 2cups
Sugar – ¾ cup
Cardamom powder – 2tsp
Cornstarch – 1½tbsp
Light Corn syrup – 2tbsp
Cream cheese – 3tbsp, softened (to make ice cream scoopable)

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Method:
  • Whisk cornstarch with 3tbsp milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add the rest of the milk to a sauce pan along with cream, corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer the mixture until sugar dissolves, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the mango puree and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and slowly stir in the cornstarch slurry, mix thoroughly and put it back on flame.
  • Return to boil and cook on medium flame until the mixture thickens a little, about 2 minutes.
  • Take the mixture of the heat, whisk in the softened cream cheese and cardamom powder.
  • Allow to cool completely; chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once chilled, follow the ice cream machine’s instructions to make the ice cream. Enjoy!!
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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations and I wish you many many more such milestones!
    And the mango icecream looks delectable.

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  2. Lovely mango icecream, just loved it that way you made....Congratulations dearyy

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  3. 5 years and counting that too in such style ~ now that's what I call inspiration! Cheers to many many more wonderful years of blogging! HUGS :)
    US Masala

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  4. Congrats dear ...and ice cream looks so yum n perfect ...

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  5. Delicious ice cream. Looks perfect. Wow...5 years. Wishing you many more milestones in the years to come.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Cook's Hideout and wishing you many more happy years of cooking and blogging! I always enjoy my visits here.
    The mango ice cream looks terrific- we are sweltering in the heat and this should hit the spot.

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  7. Pavani, Congrats on your milestone! Wishing you many more years to enjoy..thanks for the mention. It's been a great pleasure having you on the BM and making it a success each time..so I must thank you..:)..Mango Ice cream looks really stunning..pictures have come out so well..

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  8. Congratulations on your five year journey...Mango ice cream looks yummy!!

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  9. Congrats Pavani on completing 5 years of blogging!:) Wish you many more such blogging years and more lovely recipes for us!

    All the best,
    Wit,wok & wisdom

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  10. Extremely delicious icecream :) I am simply drooling over the pics. Awesome clicks.

    Congrats on completing 5 years. Wow.. its a great milestone and a lovely way to celebrate as well :)

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  11. This looks wonderful. Congrats on the 5 year milestone.
    Do you make the mango puree or buy it? I have never seen that sold. Where do you get it?

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  12. Thank you Suma & A2Z veg..

    Thank you Aipi for your kind words.. Hugs to you too.

    Thanks a lot Priti & Jayasree.

    Nupur, You have been a great inspiration to me, thank you for kind words.

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  13. Valli, you are such a super woman, I wish I can be just 10% as active as you. Thank you for your input and infectious enthusiasm.

    Thank you Neeraja & Wit, wok & wisdom.

    Thanks a lot Nithya.

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  14. Hi Rivki, I usually use the canned mango puree available in Indian groceries, but you can make your own by blending fresh or frozen mangoes and you may need to strain it if the mangoes are too stringy.

    Thank you Jayashree.

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  15. Congrats on anniversary ...... and tempting clicks of yummy icecream ..... glad to follow u ..

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  16. Congratulations on your milestone, Pavani! Mango ice-cream is irresistible

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  17. Hi first time here...nice collection of recipes. Will explore more. Do check out my space, when you get time!!
    www.tastejunction.blogspot.com

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  18. lovely mango icecream...yum yumm

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  19. OMG OMG OMG drooling mango ice-cream....super post :))

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  20. hats off to you Pavani for doing this 5 years and still going strong! You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to your future recipes :) Mango ice cream is extremely delicious :)

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  21. Every celebration in our house you can only seen a mango or chocolate ice cream flavor.. :) I love them both flavors.. Yummy!


    RoboStir

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  22. Wow that ice cream looks really delicious!!! Bookmarking it. Will surely make it next summer.
    First time here.
    Do stop by mine when time permits.
    Thanks

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  23. congrats for completing 5 great years and thanks for this delicious ice cream.

    Loestrin

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