Beat the summer heat with this easy, quick mango passionfruit ice cream. Fret not if you don’t have an ice cream maker because this recipe yields a creamy, yet fresh ice cream even without one.
Mango season is upon us here in India, which means a lot of Mango recipes coming your way. Nothing screams summer louder than this mango passionfruit ice cream. It’s bursting with the fresh and refreshing flavors of mangoes, and with a slight tang of passionfruit. A perfect treat for the summer heat.
A few years back, when I was still in US, I had visited India during the summer months. Häagen-Dazs had just opened its first outlet in Delhi and I went to try it out. They had certain local flavors and mango passionfruit ice cream was one of them. I had never eaten passionfruit anything before and when I tested the mango passionfruit ice cream, I was sold. It was tangy, creamy yet refreshing. The flavors were fresh and since then I have been meaning to recreate that flavor combination of mango and passionfruit at home.
I had some frozen passionfruit puree left from the time I made the passionfruit ice cream. When mango season hit, it was one of the first things I set out to make. Its weird how tastes evolve as we grow older. As a kid I hated mangoes- I didn’t like the mess that came with eating mangoes (In India, we use our hands and mouth to eat mangoes, and it gets messy). Now, I don’t mind the mess and in fact love mangoes. They work very well in desserts, and the possibilities are endless.
This recipe is easy. Just a whiz in the blender and you are set. I used an ice cream maker (this one), but in case you don’t have one you can still get good results. The addition of milk powder is what keeps this ice creamy and keeps it from forming ice crystals.
- 1 cup passionfruit puree
- Pulp of 2 mangoes
- 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
- 1 can (400gms) condensed milk
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- ¼ cup milk powder
- Blend all the ingredients together in a blender till well combined. Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- To make this ice cream without an ice cream maker, after you have blended all the ingredients, either transfer it in into the container that you plan to freeze the ice cream in, or if you have enough freezer space leave the blended ice cream in the blender. After 45min- 1 hour check on it and if you see the mixture freezing at the edges, remove from freezer and give it a whizz. Repeat process 3-4 times and then transfer to the container you want the ice cream to freeze in and let freeze completely.