Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mango Ice cream

Mango season may be there in India, but not ! we do get mangoes from mexico, phillipines and other countries but not our yummy indian mangoes! US imposed an import ban on Alphonso mangoes in 1989 and you may find only pulp sold in cans here! Alphonso (known as Hapoos हापूस in Marathi) is a seasonal mango cultivar that is considered as one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. (source wikipedia). 

Alphonso mangoes are not a common variety available in south India. I grew up eating lots of banganapalli magoes which larger with unblemished golden yellow skin with sweet pulp and no fibres!

Most of the mangoes sold in the US are one of the following varieties: Tommy Atkins, Haden, Kent, Atasulfo, francis.

Some fun facts about mangoes! 
  • Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the World
  • Mangoes were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago
  • Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.
  • The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the shape of a mango
  • Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios

  • Without further ranting, here is what you need! i think it is self explanatory that you do need a freezer to make ice cream!

    Ingredients for mango Ice cream!

    Mix condensed milk, mango pulp and cool whip till every thing is well incorporated.

    Transfer into a container, cover and freeze for 4-6 hrs.

    Serve for your guests or enjoy with your family! This ice cream is always a star in any dinner parties or pot lucks!