Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Summer fun with orange (color)

Its end of summer and wow what a fun filled time it was. Evenings were fun and sunny and warm and spent in the parks or beach. The kids got a restful summer doing nothing and it is all coming to an end. Summer here reminds me of grilled corn and lemonade (kids love making it)... Of course cannot imagine summer without mangoes. So here is my ode to summer color - orange!

The orange juice is freshly squeezed by my kids. Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor of the juice. And if the orange is too sour - add a spoonful of sugar and mix well and serve!

The mango ice-cream was made for family friends who have a sweet tooth and are borderline diabetics. So certainly not a very healthy choice but they really enjoyed it. The ice-cream I initially served to them was not really sweet, so I had to add some honey to it while I ate it. I have added some sugar to the recipe here (adjust to taste - since I am putting approximate amounts here). I also made mango milk shake with dollops of the mango ice-cream and it was heavenly...

Ingredients for the mango ice-cream

1 can of unsweetened condensed milk
1 can of mango slices (you can use the sugar syrup if you want, I didn't)
1/2 can of evaporated milk
1/4 cup sugar (optional - use any sweetener of your choice)
1/4 cup of fresh mango sliced into small pieces

How To

Mix the condensed milk, mango slices, evaporated milk, sugar using a blender. Do it in batches if needed.
Put in a container and freeze for 2 hours. Take it out, break the ice crystals and re-freeze. Take it out after an hour, break the mixture again, add the mango slices and put it back to freeze. Let it freeze for 2-4 hrs (depending on the size of the container). Serve chilled!



Enjoy as ice-cream or mix well with milk and enjoy as a mango milkshake!

50 comments:

  1. Wow....that's an rich, creamy and delightful indulgence...ice cream looks perfect and yum...Gorgeous color!!

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  2. Oh, Those look fantastic and it sounds so yummy..

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  3. Droolworthy ice cream..Loved the last pic.

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  4. the icecream looks delicious. clicks are beautiful and the orange drink looks refreshing

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  5. Omg, wat a fantastic looking icecream..

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  6. Very tempting clicks, love home made icecream...

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  7. thanks everyone... both are simple and perfect for summer!

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  8. nice clicks..looks awesome and yummy!!

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  9. Perfect summer treats..looks colorful...

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  10. Very refreshing drink, ice cream looks so creamy and delicious dear..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  11. wow looks so yum...I wish I could eat from the pics :D

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  12. Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    I love mango ice-cream very much and I am drooling seeing the delicious ice-cream. Feel like having it now.

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  13. thanks all! Something simple for summer!
    And Happy Janmasthami everyone...

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  14. Hi,

    wow..hmmm...yummy...i love ice creamssssssssssssssss....


    Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  15. hi. Perfect summer treat and i love that silver ice cream cup.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  16. @sameena - thanks and me too!
    @pari - thanks

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  17. yumm yummm...so colorful.... i haven seen unsweetened condensed milk here..let me search.. :)

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  18. @Lena - try it and let me know how it goes...

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  19. Hi thanks for the kind words dear :) what colorful treats....everything looks delicious too :)

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  20. Mangoes and summer inseparable. Very nice ice cream and beautiful presentation too.

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  21. ooh..Am drooling over those pics..Love love anything mango :-)

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  22. @Gita - thanks.
    @Viki - I agree summer and magoes go hand in hand
    @Gulmohar - thanks.

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  23. Hi Somoo
    what a droolworth ice-cream..love the pics..BTW first time here, please visit me if you can
    cheers!

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  24. I just made passion fruit ice cream myself. But your mango flavor sounds and looks beautiful: delicious and gorgeously colored.

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  25. perfect mango ice cream. love the way you served this in edible cups somoo.

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  26. thanks Sayantani... its fun for the kids...

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  27. Look at that silverware..wow.. drooling over your summer treats.. Thanks for pointing out the probs in comments section.

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  28. @Hema - thanks. I am glad it is fixed now...

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  29. I am sure no one can say no to such a delcious lookign ice cream.

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  30. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.

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  31. @Babli - thanks and Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family too...

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  32. Hmmm.. drooling over the last click..pass me here :)

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