This Mango Nice Cream recipe combines mango and coconut in a refreshingly healthy dessert. Easy to make and requires only three ingredients.
With Easter around the corner, the temperature over the last few days has been in the double digits territory -a clear sign (for me at least) that the winter is behind us. I can usually sense the arrival of spring, and it usually starts with the realisation that it is no longer dark when I leave out to catch my train for the morning commute.
And then, it is the sprouting of my dairy farmer neighbour’s daffodils which rings in the confirmation that it is indeed spring. When I think of spring, the adjectives – light, bright, airy, vibrant and full of life come to mind. These are the very adjectives that describe this Mango Nice cream.
Mangoes have a special place at my dinner table as a main course, and feature quite a bit on the breakfast menu. And now, this simple dessert has become a keeper too. This recipe is a contradiction in so many ways; It is deceptively simple yet truly decadent. Simple, because you only need three ingredients. Decadent, because it tantalises your tastebuds into wanting more. When choosing your mango for this recipe, go for very ripe mangoes. How can you tell if a mango is very ripe? Colour?…. No…
Ripe mangoes tend to feel quite heavy when held. They are very soft and give when lightly pressed, and the mango smell practically oozes out of the skin.
So touch, feel and smell the mango for ripeness. Do not rely on the colour as this is not a true indicator of ripeness.
If you are buying mangoes that are not very ripe, wrap them overnight in a paper bag or newspaper. Wrap the mango so that there is some space left open for air to circulate. This will accelerate the ripening process, and your mangoes should be ripe by the next morning. For this recipe, I have added a dash of lime for a kick, and some shredded coconut for a bite, and that’s it! Dessert couldn’t get much simpler or healthier.
So next time you have a craving for some ice-cream, reach out for this Mango nice cream to satisfy those cravings in a healthier way.
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