Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mango Ginger Sorbet

Mangoes are in season. To some extent, the presence of mangoes makes the summer bearable.  During my childhood days, ripe mangoes were eaten as it is. Those days, all that I knew was mangoes were either cooked in a gravy or eaten. At home, no one bothered to make milkshake or juice out of it. We enjoyed eating one full mango on our own.  As we grew up, milkshakes, jams and concentrates followed. And after I started blogging, I got many more ideas to use mangoes in. Also got to know more about different kind of frozen desserts till then it meant only ice creams. Sorbet is one of them.
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavored with fruit (typically juice or puree), wine, and/or liquer. (Source: Wikipedia

Recipe  source: Tarla Dalal
You need
  • Mango puree - 2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 4 tbspn
  • Grated ginger - 1 tspn
  • Lemon juice - 1 tspn (Optional)
  • Lemon rind of one lemon (I used candied orange peel)


Boil sugar and water for about 5 minutes to get a thin syrup. Remove from heat. Add grated ginger and lemon rind. I used candied orange peel. When the syrup cools, add in mango puree. Whisk to blend well. Transfer to a shallow container and freeze. Once it is slushy, break the ice crystals with a fork and freeze again to set.  To soften the sorbet, before serving, move the container from the freezer to the refrigerator. 

I had second thoughts if I should strain the sugar syrup to filter the grated ginger. I was doubtful how it will be if we bite into the pieces. Anyways I decided to go ahead. The grated ginger was not felt while eating the sorbet. The ginger and citric flavors compliments the sorbet very well. 

Scoop and enjoy the light and delicious sorbet, subtly flavored with ginger and orange.


I am sending this sorbet to the Kids Delight-Cool Comforts, hosted by PJ, an event started by Srivalli

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me 

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli