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Fresh Florida Mango Ice Cream

Author: Robin Draper
Date: July 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Category: What to Eat
Type: Desserts

Summer is when Florida mangos are in season and Florida mango ice cream is the perfect dessert to help you cool down. Try this fresh, delicious, tropical and refreshing dessert that requires no ice cream machine!

The distinctive mango flavor combined with coconut milk adds a unique flavor and it's ideal with a light, fresh Florida dinner. Consider making it the day before you serve it, then, by freezing it over night, you'll have perfect ice cream the next day.


2 1/2 cups of cubed mangos (about 3 ripe medium-sized mangos)

1/3 + 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, plus extra if needed

2 1/2 Tablespoons of lime juice (1-2 limes)

1 ¾ cups of Half & Half cream

1 ¼ cups of coconut milk (1 can, found in the Asian section of a grocery store)

6-8 fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1 ice cream maker (optional)

Makes approximately 1 ½ gallons of ice cream.


Peel the mangos and cut into small cubes. (You'll be cutting around a large seed.) In a medium bowl combine the cubed mango with 1/3 cup of sugar, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour (or longer if you have the time).

Next, pour the contents from the refrigerated mangoes (including the juice) in a saucepan over medium-low heat for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and cool. Note: if you have left over mango (more than the 2 ½ cups), keep the mixture refrigerated to place over the finished ice cream.


In a blender or food processor, puree the mango mixture. 

Next, add the lime juice and process again. Cover and chill for an hour.

In a large bowl, combine the Half & Half and the coconut milk with the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Gently stir in the pureed mango. Taste test the mixture to decide whether it’s sweet enough, and if not add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar. From this point, pour into a plastic container, cover with a tight lid and chill in the freezer, stirring occasionally until hardened. If you have an ice cream maker, following the recommended directions.

Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Top with some mint and fresh cut mangos. Enjoy!

About the Author: Robin Draper is a Florida native and blogger devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living. This article is connected to Robin's Google+ profile.


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