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Mango Sorbet

For my birthday dinner with friends, I decided to contribute a fun summer dessert…mango sorbet!  While probably not the best recipe to use if your mouth is feeling the effects of chemo (there is lime juice in the recipe), this dessert is definitely a nice, fresh, summer treat.  I followed this recipe pretty closely (though I decreased the sugar) and really loved how the mango sorbet turned out!

Here’s what you will need:

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[list_item]4 mangos[/list_item]
[list_item]3 tablespoons lime juice[/list_item]
[list_item]1/2 cup simple syrup[/list_item]

Start by peeling and cubing the mangos.  I peeled them all by hand and then just sliced away chunks of the fruit.

chopped mango

I then blended the mangos with the tablespoons of lime juice.

blend mango


Next, add your simple syrup.  I made some right before slicing up the mangos and it was cool enough to use by the time I had everything else blended up.  If you need directions on making homemade simple syrup, this was an easy to follow recipe.  I only added half of the simple syrup that the recipe called for.

simple syrup

After blending again to mix in the simple syrup the liquid was ready for the ice cream maker!



After letting the ice cream maker work its magic, I froze the mango sorbet for a few hours before serving.  I even made some homemade whipped cream to top it off with!


and voila!


Have you tried any fun mango sorbet or ice cream recipes lately?  If you try this one, let us know!