One of the things we can’t get enough of at our house in the summer is sorbet. It’s more refreshing than a heavy ice cream and it tastes just as good. Plus, sorbet has that sweet and tangy thing going on at the same time. Most ice cream just has the sweet component.
While I prefer strawberry or raspberry sorbet, Craig really likes mango sorbet. What makes that even the slightest bit interesting is that when we met, he swore to me that he didn’t like mango anything. Fast forward a few years and I made a fruit salsa one night for some fish we were having. The ingredients included mango. Honestly, I didn’t even think about when I was buying the ingredients and putting it together. I just made the fish, scooped the salsa on top, set out the plates and started eating. Half way through the meal, Craig says “hey, this salsa is really good. Who’d a thunk…a fruit salsa? What’s this orange stuff…peaches?” And his love of mango was born.
Words of Wisdom
If your desired significant other tells you that xyz food is something they don’t like, now is not the time to try to sneak it in and surprise them with a “hey…you ate xyz, see you didn’t even know you really liked i.” You should not try what I did until you are well into the relationship. Even then, you need to really know your audience. There are certain foods that I know for a fact that if I tried to feed them to Craig it just would not happen and he would be speeding off to Taco Bell for dinner – and we’ve been married for 10 years.
So this mango sorbet was born out of frugality. Craig requested mango sorbet when I went grocery shopping. When I saw that the Haagen Dazs was almost $5 for a pint, I almost passed out. So back home I went…minus the sorbet and fired up the ice cream maker. I decided to add a touch of rosewater to the sorbet just to give it just a little bit different flavor.
- 2 Fresh Mangoes or 1 24 Ounce Jar of Mangoes (If using fresh, peel and slice mangoes)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Rosewater
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
In a food processor, add mangoes, rosewater, lime juice and sugar. Puree all ingredients until no lumps are present and everything is well blended.
Pour pureed ingredients into bowl and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Pour pureed ingredients into ice cream maker and follow instructions per the manufacturer.
Put sorbet into freezer to firm up then serve and enjoy.