During my childhod days summers were a delight for me. The reason being 'Mangoes'. I am in love with this fruit and love them in any form. Today, I am here with a summer cooler recipe which is based on this fruit. I came across this recipe on Red Chillies and had been longing to try it for a long time. The weather had been great here last week and it gave me the chance to make some summer delights, one of them being this 'Mango Ice Cream. I have followed her recipe exactly except I added pistachios in lieu of walnuts. Needless to say, it was a hit.
You will need:
1 1/2 cup mango pulp.
1 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used low fat version).
1 1/2 cup evaporated milk.
1/2 cup sugar.
4 cardamom pods freshly crushed to powder.
10 pistachios chopped plus extra for garnishing.
Makes 1 litre.
Blend the mango pulp, coconut milk, evaporated milk, chopped pistachios and cardamom powder till well blended. Add sugar and blend again. Check sweetness and add more if neccesary. Transfer into an air tight container and freeze for 6 hours. Take it out after 6 hours and let it set and then blend it again. Freeze for another 6 hours. Repeat this process 2 more times before freezing it finally. Take it out 10 minutes before serving. Scoop out the icecream. Garnish it with chopped pistachios and serve.
And..now I am all set to have it!
My verdict: I am loving this ice cream. It has some crystals in it, so I think adding cream would help. Still, I would like to enjoy it in this low fat version. Its a guiltfree pleasure with no serious tension about the waistline!
Enjoy! I will be back with some more summer cooler recipes!