No-churn Mango ice cream with pistachios and a hint of cardamom

When life gives you mangoes, there’s just a whole range of ideas and recipes that sprout to mind.  Mango shakes, mango sorbet, mango yogurt bark, mango lassi (the famed Indian drink), mango popsicles, mango salsa, you get the idea.  There’s nothing quite like a juicy, sweet mango.  This exotic fruit is native to South East Asia where it has grown for many years.  Mangoes are now grown in many parts of the tropical and sub-tropical world including Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and parts of the USA.   It is by far my favorite fruit and come summer, the supply is endless.  I thought to try this simple, no-churn recipe that will have your taste buds begging for seconds.  No-churn ice creams are very popular now, gone are the days when you needed an ice cream maker to make these frozen treats.  The mangoes I used were from Mexico.

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No-churn mango ice cream with pistachios and a hint of cardamom

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (300 ml)
  • 2 cups mango, peeled, scooped and blended
  • a handful of chopped pistachios to your liking (I love pistachios so added a few more)
  • a hint of crushed cardamom

Method

  1. Whip cream in a mixing bowl with a stand or handheld mixer until it forms stiff peaks.  It really helps to place your bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping.  Set aside.
  2. In a blender, puree the mango until smooth.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl with the mango.
  4. Mix well until combined.
  5. Fold the whipping cream into the condensed milk mixture until well combined.  Chop up the pistachios and add in.
  6. Pour into a metal loaf pan, smooth out the top so it is level in the pan.
  7. Cover the pan with saran wrap making sure that the wrap touches the mixture (to prevent ice crystals from forming) and then cover with tin foil and place in the freezer for 12 hours.

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This luscious, sinful, creamy treat is just what the doctor ordered during these dog days of summer.  Studded with pistachios, chunks of fresh mango and a sprig of mint leaves, you will want to make this again and again.

After a long hiatus, I’m taking this treat to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #132 where I can’t wait to join the happening party.  This week’s co-hosts are two lovely ladies Sandhya @ Indfused and Nancy @ Feasting With Friends

 

 

45 comments

    1. Wow, how lucky for your son! Have you tried the mangoes in his backyard? What a lucky guy he is! I made a few “sweet treats” as the girls were visiting this weekend, and the ice cream was one of those treats. The 1/4 tub left, will be all for me LOL! Unfortunately the weekend was rough, as Bert has been ill for a week with bronchitis that he can’t seem to shake off, and has been in bed since last Saturday. SO needless to say, it was good to have some help around here, but not much fun for the girls. I hope your weekend was good. 🙂 xo

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  1. I think you’ve just given me the perfect way to win my husband’s heart all over again, Loretta. He would go nuts if I made this for him. He is absolutely infatuated with mangoes…can’t get enough of them. Paired with pistachios, this ice cream sounds like it would create a very happy mouth. 😛 What a delicious treat to combat the intense heat we’ve been blanketed in… must try!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with all of us at Fiesta Friday… two scoops, please!

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      1. I added the pistachios when I folded in everything before I froze it, additionally I added some when serving as I love pistachios. Go on, make it for Thelma 🙂

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    1. Ha ha Nancy, you have such a lovely way with words, they just seem to ebb and flow….two scoops please at the end, I had to laugh 🙂 Our girls were visiting this weekend from NYC, so I made a few special “sweet treats” for them. Lucky for me there’s 1/4 tub left, I’m sure I’m gonna enjoy it a lot. Love anything with mangoes in it, guess I grew up eating mangoes in some of the tropical countries where I’ve lived before. Nothing like it! Go on, spoil your husband and win his heart again, what a romantic “mango tango” it will be! 🙂
      Thanks for co-hosting, so lovely to see you back again, I’ve missed your presence, even though I haven’t been that active on FF as I’ve been out of the country for a bit.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, it really was yummy. I made a few special “sweet treats” for our girls who were home for the weekend from Brooklyn. Needless to say, I was pleased that there were some leftovers, as I know I will savor every last bit 🙂 I see you and I were on the same page with ice cream this week. I could just eat it for dinner and be done with it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. So much better to make your own ice cream and this version with mangoes would sure taste good right about now. Just came in from the 90°F heat and something cool would be so refreshing. I do have an ice cream machine and it’s nice to provide a no-churn so everyone can make it. Thanks Loretta 🙂

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    1. Thanks Judi, we too have been in the triple digits with the heat index. It’s just unreal to be honest, so this mango ice cream really perked everything right up 🙂 I used to have an ice cream machine too, but when we downsized, I gave it away, and truth be told, I don’t miss it at all. I’d love to try this again with many other fruit flavors, perhaps strawberries next. Although it is loaded with calories, a special treat every so often never did anyone no harm 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Judi 🙂

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    1. Thanks Juliana, I like your way of thinking…..even though the ice cream was laden with calories, it was much easier digging right into it, as I knew what went into it. Would love to try it with different strawberries next before the summer comes to an end. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  3. As I have sworn off turning on my oven and only eating/cooking cool foods until the hot weather turns I do think I shall make this wonderful ice cream! I have most of the ingredients and I think it would be okay for dinner…don’t you? Thanks much.

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    1. Ha ha Teresa, a girl after my own heart, cereal and ice cream are great dinner options when it is so nasty outside. Loved it, and for once, did not worry about my waistline as it was so yummyily good (is that a word)? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by as always, enjoy a visit from you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Rafeeda. Would love to check yours out too. Yes, those flavor combinations were mouth-watering just even thinking of it. It did not last long, especially in this brutal heatwave that we’ve been experiencing for the past couple of weeks.

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    1. Thanks lovely Fae 🙂 After making this, I’m glad I got rid of my ice cream maker when we downsized as this is just so simple and scoops out so beautifully. I’ll try making strawberry next, I know it will be just as yummy. Thanks for stopping by Fae, I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Jhuls, it looks like you and I had mangoes on our brain this week? I briefly saw your mango cake and will look at it more closely in a bit. The cardamom really sealed the deal for me, it brought out the exotic flavors of the mango 🙂

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  4. Fun that we both made ice cream to take to Fiesta Friday this week, Loretta! Yours looks so amazing. What a great combination of flavors! Beautiful pictures, too. I am just getting started on trying new flavors of no churn ice cream. I am saving your recipe although I find it hard to get ripe mangoes here. But I will keep looking because I would love to try your recipe. Thanks for bringing it!

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    1. Thanks Shari, I too am excited about trying new flavors and adding fruit whenever possible. Although I must say, with all those yummy ingredients, I will probably just make it for company or when the girls come home. Incidentally, they loved your banana bread with cream cheese filling which I made again last weekend. The last time I made extra and sent them a loaf each to take back to NYC. 🙂

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  5. Mangoes are our family favourite too Loretta. And I just love how simply you have turned them into a delicious icecream. The texture looks so good. I’m bookmarking this recipe. Thanks again
    Ana

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    1. Ana, were your ears burning? I was just thinking about you the other day as I haven’t seen you around in a while. Mind you I was away and did not blog for about 5 weeks myself. I hope all is well with you. I’m sure you get some wonderful mangoes where you live. Tell me what you’ve been up to. Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. Hi Loretta! Thank you so much for remembering and missing me. I have not been active on the blog for almost a month now. Been super busy and caught up with life. Actually our new home is being constructed from scratch. And for the past month the carpentery and other interior work is on which needs to be supervised which makes me tied to the site whole day. I am missing blogging and visiting you and all the delicious blogs but hopefully will return soon (fingers crossed that the carpenters wind up soon).
        I hope you were well too asking since you had been away for 5 weeks.
        Hugs and regards
        Ana

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  6. Wow! Looks amazing! Any suggestions if someone would want to make it dairy free? Anything specific that would come to mind as an alternative to milk? Looks amazing though!

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