Mango Ice Cream has got to be one of our favourites! The freshness, the tropical flavour and the creamy goodness all combined make for a deliciously refreshing treat!
There are endless Mango Ice cream recipes available and numerous variations you could try. Everyone will have their preferences on how to make ‘the best mango ice cream, ever’ and what methods are the best. Ultimately you will find what is best for you and your taste preferences.
Our easy Homemade Mango Ice Cream recipe is incredibly simple to follow and only needs 3 ingredients! That’s right, just 3. Ready to give it a go? We’ve listed all the items you’ll need to make your own delicious and refreshing homemade mango ice cream below.
In this article we’ll discuss the refreshing tropical flavour of mangoes, we’ll list the incredible health benefits of Mangoes, share some additional ideas you can use to take your Homemade Mango Ice Cream up a notch or two in flavour and of course, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own Tantalisingly Tropical Homemade Mango Ice Cream.
If you’d prefer, you can scroll to the bottom of the post to the recipe and method, or read along and find out more about this delicious tropical fruit.
Be Transported to Paradise.
Capturing the essence of summer, our Homemade Mango Ice Cream brings together the succulent goodness of ripe mangoes with the cool embrace of smooth, creamy ice cream.
Each delicious spoonful delivers a tropical taste sensation that can transport you to a tropical paradise.
With just 3 simple ingredients, this recipe transforms fresh mangoes into a delicious frozen treat. The result is a dessert that celebrates the vibrant colours and mouth-watering sweetness of this much-loved tropical fruit.
Whether enjoyed as a refreshing solo scoop or as an accompaniment to your favourite desserts, our Homemade Mango Ice Cream is sure to delight your senses and leave you craving for more.
Health Benefits of Mangoes
Mangoes are not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. Here’s a list of some of the key health benefits of mangoes:
- Rich in Vitamins: Mangoes are a great source of essential vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. These vitamins contribute to overall well-being and immune system support.
- High in Antioxidants: Mangoes are loaded with antioxidants such as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, and fisetin. These compounds help protect the body against harmful free radicals and oxidative stress.
- Aid in Digestion: Mangoes contain dietary fibre and enzymes like amylases, which aid in digestion and promote a healthy gut.
- Promote Eye Health: The high vitamin A content in mangoes helps maintain good vision and eye health.
- Boost Immunity: The combination of vitamins and antioxidants in mangoes supports the immune system, helping the body fend off infections and diseases.
- Support Skin Health: The vitamin C in mangoes plays a role in collagen production, which is essential for healthy skin. Mangoes are also used in some skincare products.
- Regulate Blood Pressure: Mangoes are a good source of potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure and promote cardiovascular health.
- Alkalize the Body: Mangoes have an alkalizing effect on the body and can help balance the body’s pH levels.
- Reduce the Risk of Certain Cancers: Some studies suggest that the bioactive compounds in mangoes may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
- Control Cholesterol Levels: The fibre and antioxidants in mangoes may contribute to lowering bad cholesterol levels and promoting heart health.
- Aid Weight Loss: Despite their natural sweetness, mangoes are relatively low in calories and can be a satisfying, healthy snack when trying to manage weight.
- Improve Bone Health: Mangoes contain vitamin K, which is important for bone health and may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Fight Heat Stress: Mangoes are known to cool down the body and help combat heat stress.
That’s a pretty impressive list of health benefits that mangoes have. It makes perfect sense therefore to incorporate them into our diets wherever possible. Let’s take a look at our easy peasy Homemade Mango Ice Cream recipe.
Homemade Mango Ice Cream
Ingredients you’ll need
Remember, just 3 ingredients;
Mango: Fresh ripe mango, full of goodness. Just 125g will give you approximately 65% of your recommended vitamin C per day. Mango is also high in concentration of copper 20%, folate 18%, and vitamins A, B5, B6, E and K.
Double Cream (or Whipping Cream): Fat is an essential part of our diet. Adding cream helps to make this mango ice cream taste rich and decadent.
Caster sugar: 50g usually, however, this is wholly dependent on your mango. Some mangoes can be super sweet and juicy, some not so. Try a piece of your mango first and add sugar to taste. Sometimes we find the mangoes are more than sweet enough and we can skip using any sugar at all (making this an even healthier delicious treat).
Equipment / Utensils you’ll need
Not only is this a minimal-ingredient recipe, with just 3 items required, but also incredibly easy to make. This is a no-churn recipe, so you don’t even need an Ice Cream Maker!
To get some tips on making ice cream, without an ice cream maker, please see our post – How to make Homemade Ice Cream, without an Ice Cream Maker.
You’ll require; A Mixing bowl, Hand Whisk or Mixer, a chopping board, a handful of spoons for tasting (no double dipping, please), weighing scales, freezer friendly plastic pot, and lid to store ice cream in the freezer (if it lasts that long and you don’t devour it straight away).
Most kitchens will have the majority of equipment needed to conjure up this Easy Homemade Mango Ice Cream Recipe, but should you find you are missing any pieces of equipment, please head on over to our post – What do you need to Make Homemade Ice Cream – where you will find all items required listed, with some useful links provided too.
Simple methods to make your Mango Ice cream
Make a mango puree: Remove the skin and centre husk (if you’re a green-fingered type, then set the husk aside and we’ll share some tips with you (at the bottom of the article) on how to grow your very own Mango plant).
So to Make a Mango Puree – Remove the skin from Mango, dice and put it into a blender to puree. Taste the pulp, add sugar to your preferred taste and blend until smooth (as an alternative to fresh mango, canned mangoes can also be used).
Add the cream to a mixing bowl. Whip the cream using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
Add the mango puree to the whipped cream and gently stir for 1-2 minutes until they are well combined. Taste and add more sugar if required.
Pour the combined mango and cream mixture into a freezer-friendly container with a lid. Close the lid tightly. Freeze the ice cream for 5-6 hours, or until set.
Stir through the mixture every 1-2 hours to prevent crystals from forming.
Ready to eat? Take the mango ice cream out of the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes to soften a little. Scoop and scoff!
This Mango Ice Cream is always an absolute hit with all the family. Just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes of preparation and the freezer does the rest.
This easy homemade ice cream is super creamy and sweet, with a delicious tropical zing from the mango, which will leave you wanting more.
You can freeze this ice cream for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
Recipe & Method summarised;
- 600g Ripe mango (peeled, diced and pureed)
- 200g Double Cream or Whipping Cream
- 65g Caster sugar
- 1. To prepare mango puree, dice the flesh of the mango. Blend into a smooth puree and add sugar to taste. You can use canned mango as an alternative, also pureed (If using canned mango puree, adjust the quantity of sugar as required).
- 2. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this.
- 3. Add mango puree to the whipped cream. Mix using the hand blender or fold using a spatula for 1 – 2 minutes until well combined. Taste and if required add more sugar. Be careful not to beat the mixture too hard as the cream will thicken too much.
- 4. Pour the mixture into a freezer-friendly container with a lid. Freeze for 5 – 6 hours or until set.
- 5. Stir through the mixture every 1-2 hours to stop crystals from forming.
- 6. When you’re ready to eat, take the Ice cream out of the freezer and leave it at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften slightly, then scoop and scoff, ahem, serve!
Serving: 1 scoop | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fibre: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Take things Up a Notch (or Two) with Spicy Chilli!
When it comes to homemade mango ice cream, the tropical sweetness is already a delicious treat, but for those seeking a little extra thrill, you can take it up a notch (or two) with a surprising twist.
Imagine the luscious creaminess of mango ice cream, but now infused with the fiery kick of fresh chilli.
It’s a bold, unexpected flavour fusion that adds a thrilling new dimension to this tropical and fresh dessert.
Using the above recipe and method, you can simply add a finely chopped chilli to the final product. The heat of chilli works surprisingly well with the sweetness of mango and truly takes your homemade Mango Ice Cream up a few notches with a flavour fusion of sweet and spicy heat.
Growing your own Mango Plant from the seed hiding in the husk.
Did you know that it’s possible to remove the seed from the husk that is inside a mango and grow your very own Mango plant? It might take a year or two before you see any fruits and of course, that wholly depends on where you live in this world, but even without fruit, the mango plant can make a wonderful indoor plant.
Let us show you how:
After you have removed the husk from your ripe mango, set it aside for a few days to allow it to dry out.
Then with great care (they’re quite tricky to get into), extract the seed within. Be careful not to damage the seed, you want to keep it intact. You’ll be amazed the first time you realise there’s actually a seed inside the husk!
Wrap the seed in a damp piece of tissue or kitchen towel, place it in a plastic bag and seal it. Gently place the bag into a dark, warm space – the airing cupboard would work.
Leave for 4-5 days and set yourself a reminder to check the seed. If you’re lucky your seed will have started sprouting, if not refresh the tissue and place it back in the dark space for a further 4-5 days.
Some seeds just won’t sprout, but many do. Keep repeating the process until the sprouts from your seed are approximately 6-8 cm’s (exactly as shown in the picture above), then you can plant your seed out into compost and watch your mango plant grow.
Mangoes are naturally grown in warmer climates, so if you live in cooler climates, you may need the use of a greenhouse to maintain the required temperature for your Mango plant to flourish.
Given time, you could be harvesting your very own mangoes!
We hope you have enjoyed our article on a tantalisingly tropical homemade mango ice cream and we hope we have inspired you to give this super simple and quick recipe a go.
Please drop us a comment below if you have any questions and we’d love to hear how you get on if you do give this a try.