I absolutely love the flavor of mangoes. I actually didn’t have fresh mango up until about 3 years ago, but it was totally love at first bite! I’ve been eating them every summer ever since!
So, when I saw a case of mangoes on sale at the store, I knew I had to give mango sorbet a try.
As much as I love strawberry and watermelon sorbet, I was very surprised to find that this mango sorbet had a very silky, rich texture. It was absolutely delicious, and I think this fruit sorbet is my favorite so far. Another hit from the infamous ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop. (I highly recommend this book if you own an ice cream maker, by the way!) My family absolutely loved this sorbet too…it was such a refreshing dessert to serve in this crazy heat that we’re experiencing lately!
Source: mildly adapted from The Perfect Scoop
- 2 large, ripe mangoes (about 2 lbs.), peeled and pitted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 4 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tbsp. light rum
- Pinch of salt
- Cut the fruit of the mango into chunks and place them in a blender or food processor with the sugar, water, lime juice, rum and salt.
- Puree the sorbet mixture until completely smooth.
- Add rum/lime juice to taste, after tasting the pureed mixture. Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.