This recipe does not require an ice cream machine. Regrettably, I did not have an ice cream scoop either, so I had to use a kitchen spoon. Luckily, the ice cream was so creamy, and had such a smooth consistency, that an ice cream scoop was not needed.
This ice cream was tangy and exotic, perfect for a hot Florida summer or steamy spring break. I am on spring break now and I’m spending it with John in Tampa. I have been making heavy foods, like sausage and peppers, and homemade meatballs. This light and refreshing ice cream was a nice change of pace. I have been having so much fun hanging out with my sweetie and my little brother (he goes to school in Tampa). I am glad I remembered to take pictures, so I could post this lovely recipe.
2 cups and 1 splash heavy cream
4 fresh asian mangoes
1/2 fresh lime (squeezed directly into the mix)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Absolute mandarin (This keeps the ice cream from becoming rock hard!)
First, I cut the mangoes and scooped all their flesh into my blender. I blended it until it had a smooth consistency. I then poured the puree into a casserole dish and added all the other ingredients, except the Absolute. I then took a hand-held mixer and mixed the ingredients until they were well-combined. Then, I added the Absolute and mixed everything once more before putting the uncovered dish into the freezer.
Once an hour, for 3 hours, I took the ice cream out of the freezer and mixed it until smooth with my hand-held mixer. After the 3 hours, I covered the ice cream with plastic wrap. I took the ice cream out one more time, after another 2 hours, and mixed it by hand with a silicone spatula. After that, I let the ice cream cool for another 5 hours before serving. The ice cream has been in my fridge for 2 days and has tasted amazing both days.
As you can see, I added a few raspberries to my ice cream. I found some extremely fresh and tangy organic raspberries and just knew they would compliment my cool treat perfectly. I cannot wait to sit out by the pool with a big mug of ice cream tomorrow:]