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Mango Sorbet

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • A mixer / food processor / blender
  • A silicone baking sheet / A regular baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • A refrigerator / freezer
  • A container with a lid

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Mangoes
  • a pinch of Salt
  • ½ tsps Fresh Lime / Lemon Juice
  • 2 - 3 tsps warm Water (if needed)
  • 4 small Basil Leaves (Optional, used for the garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Wash, peel and cut the mangoes into cubes. Lay the cubes out on a silicone baking sheet (or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper). The cubes do not have to be perfect,just make sure they are as evenly sized as you can make them1.
  • Reserve about 2 – 3 tsps of the mango pulp in a bowl to use later.
  • Stick the baking sheet in your freezer for 2 – 3 hours until the mango cubes freeze completely. Here’s what they should look like once frozen.
  • Add the frozen mango, a pinch of salt2, half a tsp of fresh lemon juice3,and the reserved pulp to a blender jar and blitz away.
  • Its’ going to take a couple of minutes to break down. Open after a minute, stir and scrape down the sides of the jar with a spatula to make sure it all blends well. If you feel that the mango cubes just aren’t breaking down, add a couple of tsps of warm water to get it going. Here’s a picture of the mango ground mid-way; this is when I added those couple of tsps of warm water.
  • Continue to blend until you achieve a thick creamy texture. Here’s what it should look like when done:
  • Taste check and add a little more lemon juice or salt if you like.  I really enjoy the sweet & salty combination and usually add a bit more salt to taste. Transfer the mango blend to a container and chill in the freezer again for about 1 – 2 hours. Do not freeze any longer,or you could end up with a hard slab4. To ensure you end up with a beautiful,almost ice cream-like texture, it’s best to blend the mango cubes only a couple of hours before you need to serve the final sorbet.
  • Scoop out into serving bowls, garnish with basil5 or mint and enjoy!
Keyword Easy Dessert, Healthy Dessert, Mango Dessert, Mango Sorbet, No added-sugar dessert, No-fat Dessert, Sorbet, Tropical Dessert