Monday, April 29, 2013

Lime & Mango Sorbet

Hoorah.. the weekend is here again! Then it came and gone with the wind. Oh! can I now freeze time and enjoy every single second? With the heat wave making my head spin, I decided to get started with "work" by sitting down here on my cool living room marbled floor pondering on what could I possibly make to cool off? It has to be something refreshing, light, quick and delicious of course. How does LIME & MANGO SORBET sound to you? I think it's perfect!


This recipe is perfect for anyone who has the love for sorbet, whether you own an ice-cream maker or not. For those who don't have an ice-cream maker like myself, the effort of scrapping, and running to and fro from the freezer is worth-it. For a change, I am hitting the lighter notes this weekend, and a healthier one too.

So you think it's just like any other sorbet eh? If you know me by now, I have always love to sneak in a surprise in all my treats. This is still quite healthy in my books, as they say, moderation is key. What didn't tell you first hand is that this sorbet is meant for grown ups. Lets just say, the little Jo in me, added some Mango flavoured Vodka. Yup, do you love me a little more now? Cause I sure love all of you who have supported me throughout my on and off blogging. Drink up, or shall I say scoop up. Cheers everyone!



Lime & Mango Sorbet
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats                                    


* Serves approx. 4-6.
* Adding vodka is optional; and can be left out for a kid friendly version.
* Store in airtight container in a freezer.


 INGREDIENTS
           
Lime & Mango Sorbet
2 1/2 cups mango puree
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons mango vodka


Mango Puree
4 large sweet mangoes
OR
960g sliced mango flesh


DIRECTIONS

To prepare mango puree:
1. Process mango flesh in a blender, until smooth. Strain through a sieve to remove any fiber. Set aside.

To prepare lime & mango sorbet:
2. To make the basic syrup, place the sugar and water in a saucepan over a low heat and stir without boiling until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

To make mango sorbet with an ice-cream maker:
3. Combine mango puree, lime juice, mango vodka and sugar syrup in a jug. Give it a stir. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Transfer to an ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions and freeze until it’s ready to serve.

To make mango sorbet without an ice-cream maker:
4. Combine mango puree, lime juice, mango vodka and sugar syrup in a jug. Give it a stir. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Transfer to a stainless steel or metal container or bowl. Cover with a cling film wrap and freeze for an hour or until the edges or top of sorbet is beginning to set. Beat with an electric hand whisk and return to the freezer. Repeat 4-5 times at an hourly interval or until sorbet has become a thick, smooth and scoop able sorbet. ENJOY!




P/S: This recipe will also be showcased in the next coming issue of Vanille Magazine, so keep a lookout y'all!

xx




20 comments:

  1. Beautiful job! This sorbet sounds incredible, great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. I am so happy you added vodka to this. Love boozy desserts!

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    1. Likewise.. it's nice to add some booze to treats once a while, and I will look for any excuse to experiment with liquor ;)

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  4. Thank for stoping by our site... Love your blog!!! we have similar foodie tastes!!! Following.. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks for coming over too! Am following you back and looking forward to exploring your lovely blog further. Have a great week. ♥

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  5. You have such a beautiful blog...my daughter and I are new fans! Your desserts sound delicious. Lime and mango is a wonderful combination of flavors...perfect warm weather treat.

    Have a beautiful day.

    xoxo,
    Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine! Thanks for coming over and am glad your daughter and yourself enjoyed going through my blog. Will be happy to follow you back too so I can to hop over to check out on you on and off. Have a wonderful week! ♥ Jo

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  6. Hi Jo! This sorbet is so yummy and so refreshing! The running to and from the freezer will help burn off some calories first before we get to tuck into the sorbet, right? Exercise first, eat later :)

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  7. Hi Jo, nice to see you back from your family vacation! Such a coincidence that your mango sorbet recipe is almost identical to my mango recipe, except I omitted the vodka, because it's a touch-and-go with that. It has less of a chance of freezing well...you literally have to add it at the very end of the freezing process, otherwise it slows up the freezing process!

    I sure would love a scoop of that yummy goodness right now! Lovely photos...as always:) Big hugs to you my sweet friend!

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    1. Hi Eli! Glad to be back; and will try to bake more. Yeah, it does take longer to freeze. But it was well worth the try. Thanks for your tip too!

      Take care and lots of hugs and kisses to you too. ♥ Jo

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  8. Tras visitar a Hilmar he conocido tu genial blog. Unas recetas apetitosas y muy originales, me encantan!!! Des de hoy ya tienes una nueva seguidora. Saludos y feliz fin de semana.

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    1. Thanks for coming over Merce, following and for the kind words. Will be popping over to check out your blog. Cheers, Jo

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  9. Alright! I can feel "summer" with this lime and mango sorbet! Although I don't have an ice cream maker, I am sure that as soon I get one, this is one of the flavours I will try first! I'm usually such an impatient "handmade" ice cream maker, so I'd rather wait for a machine! Also, I grew up in the Philippines where mangos and a local lime called kalamansi are popular fruits! This is right up my alley...

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    1. Hi Jen! Oh! you're not alone. I don't own an ice-cream maker myself too. It's part of my wish list. So I am that crazy person that runs to and fro from the freezer whenever I am craving for a good treat ;). ♥ Jo

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  10. Cheers! I do like an addition of flavord vodka. It's a grown ups sorbet ;)

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  11. Oh Gosh Jo,

    Is there anything better than lime and Mango together! What a marvelous thing you've done here :)

    Perfect for the summer!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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