Refreshing Mango Ice Cream
Recipe Type: Ice cream
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Serves: pint
Once the mixture has chilled until totally cold (at least four hours–you can’t rush this part!) I churn it in my ice cream maker. I haven’t yet tried a no-churn version, but if you don’t have an ice cream machine, here’s what I’d try. Chill the curd completely (without mixing the cream in). Whip the cream until it holds medium peaks. Gently fold the chilled curd into the whipped cream, spread into a container, and freeze until firm. This mango curd ice cream is going to be my frozen treat of choice all summer long. I love the balance of sweet, tart, rich, creamy, and fruity flavors. Let me know if you have a chance to give this one a try!
  • 1½ cups fresh mango chunks*
  • ¾ cup raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 pinches of sea salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  1. NOTE: Prep time does not include four hours for the ice cream mixture to chill before churning.
  2. Puree the mango chunks with an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth. You should have about 1 cup of mango puree.
  3. Combine the mango puree, raw sugar, lime juice, vanilla, salt, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the curd thickens, about 6-8 minutes (it should measure 150-155°F on a candy thermometer). Remove from the heat and continue to whisk for about 30 seconds more. Strain if desired (I recommend straining the curd if your mangos were at all fibrous—more likely to happen with red mangos).
  4. Whisk in the cream. Refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled (at least 4 hours or up to a day).
  5. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions (I have this Cuisinart ice cream maker and love it). Serve right away for soft serve, or transfer to a container and freeze for at least 2 hours for scoopable ice cream.
*You’ll need about three champagne/ataulfo mangos (the small, yellow ones—they’re my favorite but can be hard to find!) or two large red mangos to get the right amount of pulp.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at