Summertime can be extra excruciating. Dripping sweat, hot weather, and humidity are my least favorite things to happen within a year.
One thing I am excited though about the summers is the fruits and snacks that thrive during this time of the year! And what else should you be looking for to quench the hot weather other than cold and frozen drinks, snacks, and fruits!
In this article, we will be discussing how to make mango sorbet– wait, sorbet? What even is a sorbet? How is sorbet different from regular ice cream? As well as what to serve best with mango sorbet and the many variations you can make.
What Is Sorbet?
When you think of summer, you think of ice cream. Now, what the hell is a sorbet supposed to be?
It’s understandable how people often confuse sorbet with ice cream as they are both frozen treats that come in various flavors. They can look almost exactly the same too. What differs between them, though, is their components.
Ice cream is creamier than sorbet. For one reason, ice cream contains dairy products like cream and milk together with sweeteners and flavors and has at least 10% milkfat. Ice cream is also less dense than sorbet and has a creamy taste and texture.
Sorbet, on the other hand, contains no dairy products. They are usually made with smooth ice, purees, flavorings, fruits, and sugar to create a frozen dessert. That making process is similar to ice cream, where it is churned to create a smooth texture, but sorbet is usually denser than ice cream.
How to Make Mango Sorbet
No one can deny that mango is a flavor and fruit of the summer. Any fruit lover would agree that no matter your preference for the sweetness or sourness of a mango, it’s one of the most superior fruit flavors out there, and it’s also one of my favorite flavors to make with sorbet.
This is how to make mango sorbet with fresh mangoes. We would need the following ingredients: 200 grams of caster sugar, three large, ripe mangoes, one juiced lime, and two tablespoons of light corn syrup.
This recipe will teach you how to make mango sorbet in a blender. First off, peel the mangoes and cut off as much flesh as you can from the center seed. We don’t want any of those mangoes to go to waste!
Chop the mangoes into pieces until you get 3 to 4 cups of mangoes. Place the mangoes in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold and chilled.
In a blender, place the sliced mangoes and blend. Then add sugar, water, corn syrup, and lime. Blend everything until all ingredients are well mixed and the mango is smooth.
Place the blended mix into containers and freeze until firm.
You can use an ice cream maker instead of a blender to mix your ingredients if you have an ice cream maker.
Should you Use Fresh or Frozen Mangoes for Mango Sorbet
It’s not very different how to make mango sorbet with frozen mangoes than making it with fresh mangoes. We learned how to make mango sorbet with fresh mangoes in the previous discussion. Now it’s time to make them with frozen mangoes.
The idea behind frozen mangoes is that you don’t have to churn your mangoes or wait for hours before eating them. All you need is a food processor and 4 cups of frozen mangoes.
In a food processor, place the frozen mangoes and mix them with lime juice and maple syrup. Blend until smooth or until you achieve your desired creaminess, and serve immediately!
If you want your sorbet to be more firm, you can pop the sorbet into the fridge for 3 hours before eating.
What to Serve with Mango Sorbet
Mango sorbet can be eaten as is. As a frozen dessert, mango sorbet already packs a punch in the sweet and cold department. However, you can totally pair mango sorbet with other dishes to make the experience more delectably fun!
Adding fresh fruits to your frozen desserts will give you a sweeter treat! I like adding raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries as toppings for mango sorbet. It makes the entire thing healthier as well.
Aside from fresh fruits, why not try marinated strawberries as well? Just sliced strawberries, powdered sugar, and chopped fresh mint and chill.
Take out the marinated strawberries and place them in a dessert bowl and place one scoop of mango sorbet into the dessert bowl and serve!
To make the raspberry sauce, mix raspberry, sugar, and lemon juice in a food processor and puree until smooth. Chill the raspberry sauce and place in a bowl, then scoop a mango sorbet into the bowl.
Using a meringue recipe, you can place meringue on a plate, scoop a mango sorbet atop the sorbet and top it with another meringue! What’s better than a mango sorbet is a mango sorbet sandwiched in meringue!
How to make healthy mango sorbet
Mango sorbet is already generally healthy compared to ice cream and sherbet, especially those on a dairy-free and fat-free diet. Mango sorbet is composed of natural fruits and ingredients so that you won’t have much problem with its nutritional content.
If you want a healthier mango sorbet, you can do without adding more sugar since your mangoes are already sweet enough. If you wish for another pinch of sweetness, you can use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar. You can also top it with fresh fruits!