You would think it was tropical season from the ads that came out this week in our local grocery store. A sale on exotic fruit from Dragon Fruit to Rambutin, to Star Fruit to Mango and Papayas. I am not one to let a good sale go by so I picked up a little of everything. But what I had in mind was a Mango Sorbet that I’ve been dreaming about ever since I got my ice cream maker. It’s so handy and makes quick work especially with sorbets. It basically requires a simple syrup mix of water and sugar plus added fruit. How easy is that!
It’s still soft and needs to go in the freezer for a couple hours.
Mango Sorbet (adapted from Simply Recipes “Lime Mango Sorbet“)
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
3 ripe Mangos, peeled and sliced
2 Limes, juiced
Zest of 1 lime
Pinch of Salt
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. Dissolve the sugar and bring the syrup just to a boil. Stir in lime zest then remove from heat to cool the syrup.
Peel and slice the mangos, juice the limes and place in a blender along with the cooled syrup and salt. Puree the mixture until smooth. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill.
Pour contents into your ice cream maker and process according to the makers instructions.
Place the sorbet into the freezer until firm.