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.
No-churn mango ice cream with pistachios and a hint of cardamom
- 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
- 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.
- In a blender, puree the mango until smooth.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl with the mango.
- Mix well until combined.
- Fold the whipping cream into the condensed milk mixture until well combined. Chop up the pistachios and add in.
- Pour into a metal loaf pan, smooth out the top so it is level in the pan.
- 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.
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