Mango Sorbet without an Ice Cream Maker

By August 23, 2012Celebrate

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!

Mango Sorbet

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
Mango Nutrition

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:

6 Mangoes

1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup

Blender

Cookie Sheet

Parchment Paper

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.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.