June 15, 2008

Caramelized Mango Ice Cream

Mike of Mike’s Table is hosting the wonderfully appropriate seasonal event: You Scream, I Scream We All Scream for Frozen Desserts! Seeing as though my blog has basically been taken over by frozen desserts, it’s necessary that I participate. The Balsamic Roasted Strawberry ice cream that I made for my last post is definitely one of my favourites right now, but this Caramelized Mango can hold its own too. It’s fruity, refreshing and delicious, what more could you ask for? Perhaps for it to ward off crazy people? No, it can’t do that. In fact, I would advise against feeding this to anyone you’d rather not see again. One scoop of this ice cream will have them knocking down your door to get some more. But more on that next time… In the meantime, go make this ice cream and don’t feed the crazies.

Caramelized Mango Ice Cream (Adapted from Food and Paper who adapted it from Roy Finamore's Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day)

For the caramelized mango:
1/2 cup sugar
2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and cut into large dice

For the mango ice cream:
3 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
pinch of coarse salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
Splash of dark rum

1. For the caramelized mango: Pour the sugar into a heavy medium skillet. Cook over medium heat, swirling the sugar around in the pan often, until it is dark amber. Add the diced mango. The caramel will sputter and seize up. Cook, stirring, just until the caramel dissolves. Scrape the caramelized mango into a bowl, cover, and chill thoroughly.

2. For the mango ice cream: Process the mangoes in a food processor until you’ve made a smooth puree. Add the lime juice, sugar, molasses, and salt. Process for a minute or so to dissolve the sugar. Scrape the puree out a bowl, whisk in the cream and milk, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

3. Freeze the ice cream base according to the instructions for your ice cream maker. When it’s just about frozen, add the caramelized mango and rum. Continue to freeze until ice cream is firm. Transfer to a container with a lid, and let the ice cream come together in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.

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34 comments:

LyB said...

Brilynn, you haven't been feeding Ozzy, have you? Cuz if you gave any of this delicious looking ice cream to him, you'll never get rid of him!

I'm glad your blog has been taken over by frozen desserts, gives me plenty of ideas! :)

Peabody said...

Such gorgeous color the mango gives off and caramelizing was a fabulous idea. Way to get good use out of your ice cream maker.

Manggy said...

Mango is one of my favorite ice cream flavors-- I guess you could call it "Manggy" ice cream :) It is the national fruit of the Philippines after all, and all ice cream manufacturers here carry it. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy mango ice cream!! To have it with caramelized mangoes is just double the deliciousness!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

So glad my mango-loving husband didn't see this post before leaving for work today, or I'd never have gotten him out of the house without promising to make this ice cream. Love the idea of the caramelized mango, too.

Shawn said...

Looks great Brilynn!

Holler said...

Wow, this sounds divine! I have to have some! I am away on holiday just now, but ice cream maker beware, I will be dragging you out of this freezer soon!

Jean Ann said...

sounds yummy! Today, I am going to try a rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry sorbet...

I always have a problem with my sorbets, ice creams having too much ice in them from the water in the recipe...I think I will try reducing the simple syrup even further...

Emiline said...

Wow, that looks wonderful! I'm definitely in an ice cream mood. The Strawberry ice cream sounds great also.

Fruit tart said...

oh, I would absolutely take that ice cream freezer and sit down on the sofa with a spoon and eat it all! Could be why I don't have an ice cream maker yet . . .

Elle said...

Oh my gosh, caramelized mango? Genius!! oh, and I feed the crazies every time I put dinner on the table. ;)

Kevin said...

Another great sounding ice cream!!

Ann said...

Ice cream is everywhere in the food blog world right now and you all are driving me CRAZY! I am so tempted to run out right this minute and buy an ice cream maker! Love the beautiful color of your creation and the idea of caramelizing!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Bri, it's 9ºC (48ºF) today here, and I would still love to have some of this. :)

Inne said...

That looks sooo delicious Brilynn - I love anything mango! Not quite ice cream weather here yet, but I'll try your recipe in a month or so.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love the idea of adding the caramelized mango at the end. if normal mango ice cream is allready delicious, imagine like this!

aria said...

that looks and sounds heavenly! how cruel you are to taunt me with this treat at this midnight hour, drool!

KJ said...

YUM!!! Just yum!!

Meeta said...

Oh you make me drool! Caramelized mango in an ice-cream is a dream. hope you have a creation for the mm!

jasmine said...

Oh this looks so amazing...I can just imagine the flavours..

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Syrie said...

Two of my favourite things! Looks fab. Perfect finish for my dinner party on Saturday night. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

I love mangoes--this is a very, very good idea.

Deborah said...

YUM! That's all I can say...

Susan from Food Blogga said...

You've just given me two outrageously delicious reasons to buy an ice cream maker, Brilynn. And happy belated blogiversary!

ps-It's funny, you know. I've been buying lots of fresh cherries lately before the season is over and I think of you. Last year you said you grew up working on a cherry farm with your family, right? Do you have fresh cherries yet?

anita said...

I am loving both ice creams you made. So perfect for the start of summer!

Dhanggit said...

i did mango ice-cream before but never with caramelized mango..i bet its ten times twice the fun and deliciousness!!

Polliwoggy said...

Oh, how I understand your love of homemade ice cream. I was asked why I do it if the cost is roughly the same as buying it, and I just love to make my own flavors according to my own tastes. Thanks for sharing your love of ice cream.

I just tagged you for a meme on my lil bloggie, if you're up for it. I'd love to see your answers, as you always make me laugh. Hope you're well.

Katie said...

Mango Ice Cream sounds great and then you have to go and caramelize it. It sounds fantastic.

Cynthia said...

I started reading the write up for this post and then went straight to the previous post as I read: The Balsamic Roasted Strawberry ice cream that I made for my last post. I can't tell what else you wrote about the caramelized mango ice cream because I only have eyes for the balsamic roasted strawberry ice cream :)

Dragon said...

You keep feeding my ice cream addiction with your recipes. :) I've only ever made mango sorbet. Can't wait to try this one.

Dee said...

It's never occured to me to caramelize mangoes, silly me! What an amazing idea, and it looks yummy too.

Jude said...

Caramelizing fruits before adding to an ice cream base is always a great idea. Makes for an ice cream with a completely different character.

Rebecca (Foodie With Family) said...

Oh my gorsh. That is one mean looking recipe. Caramelized? Holy wah. I need some of this tonight.

Tim said...

Good Job! :)

K.A.G.L. said...

How much lime juice?