Thursday, June 18, 2009

orange mango gelato

creamy, dreamy orange mango gelato

i love mangoes. i love gelato. i love dreamsicles (we called them that, but they are also known as orange creamsicles). i wanted to combine some of these favorites into one tasty dessert and just happened to come across something along those lines at sweet pea patisserie, adapted from a cooking light recipe.

this might not be true gelato, you can read up on that if you'd like...but it's ice cream with fruit and juice, less milky and thus more like gelato than sorbet or even sherbet.

i have further adapted from the recipe linked above and the one listed below is what i used.

orange mango gelato (adapted from cooking light, via sweet pea patisserie)
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c water
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cut
1 c orange juice, pulp free or strained
2 c half and half

1. combine water and sugar over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves to make a simple syrup
2. combine the slightly cooled syrup and cut mango chunks in a blender and blend until smooth
3. into a large bowl, pour through a sieve to remove pulp
4. add orange juice and half and half and chill for a few hours
5. pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions

so good. and how adorable is that little bowl/measuring cup from anthro?

this was just as i'd hoped. strong mango flavor, slightly sweet and orangey, nice and creamy. i had tsquared over for one last hurrah and we enjoyed this and world of goo on the was perfect! even better, it still tasted good the next few days thanks to my freezer safe, air tight storage container. i can't wait until i can fit into my pants again; when i do, i'll start this cycle of making a batch ice cream every week until they (the pants) don't zip anymore. and repeat! thanks, husband, for making my life better yet more difficult, one KA attachment at a time.


Joelen said...

Mmm - mango gelato is one of my faves... but with the addition of orange? That's got to be a fantastic and refreshing flavor for summer! Nice job!

Casandra said...

that bowl is too now have to get a matching bowl for every flavor gelato you make!

Thomas said...

Sooo good. It was the perfect complement to Goo. I have to concur with your sister. The bowl is teh cute.

FIL said...

Mango Gelato? There must be a God. I can't believe how wonderful it looks in your photos. Now turn away so you don't see me drooling over it.

Molly Jean said...

Oh how delicious!

And that bowl is precious too :)