I can’t think of a better way to cool off than a lovely bowl of sorbet. I love how smooth and sweet it is. I love the bright colors of fresh fruit. I love putting a scoop in a 7-up for a summer float. Usually I only have sorbet when I buy it…not anymore! There are fruits that are smooth and perfect for sorbet with no machinery! I made a mango sorbet that everyone loved and it was so easy!
Now, I was not a regular mango eater before the National Mango Board sent a big box of mangoes and a cookbook full of mango recipes. I pretty much did not know what to do with them so I ignored them. Big mistake! The cookbook is awesome and all the information on mangoes is so cool!
Fun Mango Facts!
Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the World
A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet
The bark, leaves, skin and pit of the mango have been used in folk remedies for centuries
A one-cup serving of mangos is just 100 calories
Mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber
How to Make Mango Sorbet
Here’s what I used for my super healthy and awesome sorbet:
1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
It is pretty simple.
1. You get all the flesh out of your mangoes. I used 6 and it yielded 6 small bowls of sorbet.
2. You blend your mangoes and add simple syrup or honey to taste.
3. Pour your yummy smooth mangoes onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Freeze your mangoes.
5. Take out your cookie sheet and cut your mangoes into pieces.
6. Re-blend your mangoes.
7. Scoop out and serve!
I will be using mangoes a lot more for meals, snacks and treats and I hope you will too!
Here’s a little video of the process and my family’s reaction to the yummy! Yes, my husband regularly mocks my skill in the kitchen but he is impresses. Yes, my 2 year old ate a lot and loved it.
The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.