Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mango Sorbet

It is hot, around 100 degrees F most days, what do we do?? Eat ice cream, of course!!!
This week it's been nothing but water (lots of it!) fruit juices, popsicles and sorbet, more specifically my absolutely favorite: Mango Sorbet!!
Yum, yum, and yum! I don't have better words to describe this sorbet, yes, it is that good! Mango is a delightful fruit all by itself, it is sweet, it is creamy, aromatic. Perfect and delicious alone, freeze it and you get the creamiest and most deliciously natural fruit concoction!
I made my sorbet by simply pureeing lots of pieces mango in a blender until it got really creamy and no chunks remained. Then I added a squirt of lemon juice and a touch of simple syrup (recipe bellow), but just a little bit to make its natural sweetness shine even more after being frozen (as I find that the very cold temperature do tame a little of the sweetness of most of ice cream bases I make).
Depending on the fruit you use you may need to use more or less simple syrup, and I know that some mangoes in Brazil probably would not need any sweeteners at all.
I use the simple syrup here for the mere fact that is more stable to be frozen and even more than that because the sugar is already completely dissolved so I get the base sweetened without having sugar granules in my base.
After all blended and nicely smooth, I strain the fruit puree and just pour it into my ice cream machine. After 25 minutes it is ready and can be dished out as a soft serve, but I do prefer to put my ice cream in the freezer for a couple of hours to let it "ripen" there before consuming - the texture does improve with some time in the ice box!
Make it in the morning and by the afternoon you will be in heaven, again... YUM!!!!
Ana

Simple Syrup
Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until all the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture gets "syrupy"!

You can use it to make any flavor of sorbet, just puree the fruit you like and add simple syrup to taste. It can also be used (and works beautifully) to sweeten ice teas and lemonades, or any juice in general, as I mentioned before, the sugar is already dissolved, so you get your beverage sweetened right away, without worrying about sugar bits in the bottom of your jar/glass that may make the last portions of juice too sweet.

21 comments:

veuveclicquot said...

OMG!!! Mango sorbet is my favorite of all. Looks so delish. Wish I had an ice cream machine... :)

fezoca said...

esse eu vou ter que faezr!! ;-)
beijao, Ana!

Cheers! Fla said...

Oi Ana, obrigada por ter passado la no meu blog com aquela dica do sorvete de nutella. Ainda nao fiz, mas a vontade esta grande he, he.

Continue com o seu blog delicioso de ler.

Beijos, Flavia

brisak said...

Akih nunca fica tao quente, mas esse sorbet ficou demais mesmo..vou tentar:))

Bjs

Bri

O Cravo da Índia said...

Com o calor que está aqui nesta altura, esta é uma grande tentação. Eu não costumo fazer sorvetes, mas é tão simples... um dia destes vou experimentar:)

Cinara said...

It looks like your ice cream maker is not getting any rest, Ana! For now I am just collecting all your wonderful recipes... I'll try all of them when my mom gets her own ice cream maker! Did you have any doubts I'd borrow it?? ;o) Have a great weekend, sweetie!

Cláudia said...

Ana I really like to read your blog. You have always good and fresh ideas. Your ice creams are so delicious. I wich I had an ice cream machine!^
=^.^=
kisses and hugs

valentina said...

What a fabulous choice of flavour ana!

Agdah said...

Ana, menina, que delícia. Com o calor que anda fazendo nada melhor que sorvete para refrescar.

Ah, o chai do TJ, eu usei para fazer o cupcake e ficou legal, mas para beber, como eu sempre faço com as especiarias, não sei se é tão bom.

colher-de-pau said...

Não há melhor invenção do que a máquina de gelados...
Este de manga vou ter de fazer!

Terry B said...

This sounds very refreshing! What kind of ice cream maker do you have? We tried one which failed miserably and haven't tried another since.

Ana said...

Veuveclicquot, it is my favorite too, and let me tell you, I do make good use of my ice cream machine during summertime!

Fe, faca, tenho certeza q ira gostar!

Cheers! obrigada!!

Brisa, aqui ta 100 quase todo dia, faca q vai adorar o sorbet!

Cravo, experimente, eh simples e facil e o sabor e textura sao surpreendentes, eh mesmo delicioso!

Ci, thanks! Make it when you get a machine. Using Brazilian mangoes this is going to be even better!

Claudia, thank you so much for the nice comments!!

Valentina, thanks!! I am happy to see you around here!

Agdah, obrigada! Quanto ao Chai Tea, vou ver se acho no TJs! Tem varias coisas de la q eu adoro, mas ja compramos alguns "duds" tbem...!!

Colher da Pau, nao ha mesmo, eu adoro minha maquina!!

Terry, I have a Cuisinart, the simplest one, where you have to keep the container in the freezer before using. Let me know if you need more info on the machine. My e-mail is anacardia@nc.rr.com

Ana

Akemi said...

Ana, este verão está de matar mesmo e um sorbet assim não dá para resistir, ainda mais de manga que eu adoooooroo!!!

Karen said...

Oi Ana!

Estou escrevendo para dizer que finalmente estreei o meu "misto" e que adorei! Muito obrigada outra vez! Espero conservá-lo por muuuito tempo!

Beijos!

Elvira said...

Shame on me! Não visitava esse seu cantinho há tempos. Tanta coisa boa que você postou entretanto! Vou dar uma visita prolongada por aqui... :-)

Beijão.

Cris said...

I love sorbets! But I do not have an ice cream maker!!!! :-) So, I am drooling here on the keyboard... :-)

Paz said...

Ohhh! I love this! Happy to see you on my blog. ;-)

Paz

Larissa said...

Que luxo esse sorbet...Adorei seu blog, quando pude, visite o nosso!!

Migas said...

Ana, é a primeira vez que visito o seu blog e encontro logo dois gelados tão deliciosos! Parabéns! :o)

aninharuy said...

hermana!!!!
onde esta minha hermana chef?????
abandonaste o blog!!!
saudade de ver suas delicias postadas aqui!!!!! nao teve uma receita q fiz ate hj q nao tenha ficado maravilhosa!!!!!
beijinhos hermana querida!
amo voce!

Aimée said...

The color of your sorbet is really stunning. Your family must love this!