This mango sorbet makes the perfect light and refreshing dessert! You'll want to make it whenever mangoes go on sale! It's like a tropical vacation.
We are big believers in desserts around this house. We like to finish off our meal with something a little sweet.
If possible, I like to include fruit in our desserts, makes it a bit healthier, don't you think?
According to the American Heart Association, the mango is a luscious superhero of the fruit world!
Mangoes - you'll need 2 large ripe mangoes. I used fresh mangoes. If you use frozen, 1 cup to 1 ¼ cups of diced frozen mango will equal one fresh mango.
Sugar and water - I used organic cane sugar, you can use regular white granulated sugar.
Lime juice - freshly squeezed! This really brings out the sweetness in the mangoes and adds an even more tropical quick to the sorbet.
Dark rum - this is optional, but it keeps the sorbet from freezing so hard.
Salt - just a pinch to balance out the flavors.
Peel and cut the mangoes into chunks and place them in a blender. Try to squeeze as much juice from around the pit as possible.
Add the sugar, water, lime juice, rum, and a pinch of salt to the blender.
Puree until smooth. Place in the fridge and chill thoroughly.
I use a Cuisinart ice cream maker, so I have a chilled bowl in the freezer. I place it in my ice cream maker, pour in the thoroughly chilled mango mixture, and turn it on. It usually takes about 30 minutes, but I start checking it at 20 to see how the texture looks. Process your sorbet according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
Scoop into a lidded container and store in the freezer.
This is so good! It's light and refreshing, with a tropical vibe. It makes a great dessert if you need something dairy-free!
I also love a scoop of it in a glass of champagne! This mango sorbet recipe is sure to be a favorite!
This recipe comes from my most used frozen desserts cookbook - The Perfect Scoop from David Lebovitz - link in the recipe card.
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- Place the mangoes, sugar, water, lime juice, rum, and salt into a blender. Purée the mixture until it's smooth. Chill thoroughly in the fridge.
- Process according to the instructions in your ice cream maker. For my Cuisinart, I use the frozen bowl, add the mango mixture and process for 30 minutes. I start checking it at 20 minutes to check for the texture I want.
This was originally published in 2009 and has been updated for 2023.