Joy the Baker

Mango Lime Sorbet

May 17, 2008

There is something in the air this time of year. I’m as restless and a 12 year old girl waiting for summer break so she can go hang out at the community pool. Maybe it’s the impending 3 months of relentless, almost suffocating Los Angeles heat. Maybe I just yearn for the carefree days of summer. Maybe I just need a vacation. I’m completely restless these days, and with no real vacation in sight, what’s a girl to do but play with her ice cream maker.

Today I bring you Mango Lime Sorbet. It’s like going on vacation with your spoon. Just like going on vacation- minus those pesky airport lines, and the passports and the exciting new places to see, and delicious new food to eat. Why do all that, really, when you can stay at home and make sorbet…

Pardon me while I wallow in woe. But seriously… someone please take me away.

Ok.. enough with the whining! This Mango Lime Sorbet is super easy to make, and ultra refreshing. I made the base for the sorbet and immediately wanted to mix it with large amounts of tequila and ice to make a margarita. I didn’t. Oh! But the temptation was strong. Enjoy the upcoming summer. Go on vacation. Please. Go.

Oh! One more thing! If you haven’t yet taken my sage suggestion of buying an ice cream maker, please, now is the time. Don’t make me yell.

Mango Lime Sorbet

from Simply Recipes

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1 cup sugar

1 cup water

zest of 1 lime

3 ripe mangos

1/2 cup lime juice

pinch of salt

3 Tablespoons tequila (optional)

**Learn how to cut a mango here!

Heat the sugar, water and lime zest in a medium sauce pan until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Cut the flesh from the mango.

Put the mango pieces, sugar water, lime juice and salt into a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled.

When completely cool, remove from the fridge and stir in the tequila. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers’ instructions. Transfer to a plastic storage container and freeze at least 6 hours, until firm.


19 Comments Add A Comment

  • Wish i had found this recipe last week when i was making mango sorbet. i ended up making mango-pineapple sorbet with some lime. in retrospect, i would have left out the pineapple and added more lime. thanks for the mango tips.

  • This looks delicious, and I happen to have both mango and lime on hand. The one thing I don’t have, though, is an ice cream maker. Is there any way to make this without one?

    Thanks, and keep up the great blogging!

  • Mmm, this looks great! I love the mango and lime combination, I’ll have to give this a try.

  • That’s it. My birthday is coming up, and an ice cream maker is officially on the wish list! All your ice cream recipes just look too good not to try!

  • This is one of my favorite sorbet recipes to make! It never lasts long around my house!

  • Hi-
    This looks and sounds fabulous!!! I live in Southern FL, so we are cooking at the same temperature, just 1000 miles apart. I also like your statement “made with love”. I have used that same motto on all of my creations through the years- (shaving cream, soap, lotions, candles, cookies, cobblers etc…)I think this is a good metaphor for life. They say- do what you love and the money will follow. Also, anything made with love is just energetically better for us anyways! I see you are doing something you love, you are doing it well, it is contributing to the beauty and greater good of the Earth. GREAT! We need to be a part of an evolution in this world. Thank you for being part of the solution, and not part of the problem. Keep the good ideas coming forth!!!

  • Yes, Joy, it is hot in LA! And I don’t have air conditioning! The sorbet looks wonderful!

  • I like to make this with rum, but I’m sure tequila would work quite nicely too!

  • I’m sick as a dog, but this makes me want to drag myself into the kitchen and pull out the ice cream maker!

  • Mmmm – yum! That link is the ice cream maker I have too. Sorbet coming soon!

  • This looks too good to be true. Mango and lime are two of my favorite flavors and since I do have an ice cream maker that doesn’t get used enough, I am going to make this!

  • I’m with you on vacation–I’m ready to go…anywhere. The sorbet looks delicious and I really like your lead photo.

  • I LOVE mango sorbet. The mango gives the sorbet such a creamy texture without the use of any dairy products. I think I will go throw the base of my ice cream maker in the freezer….

  • Could use some of that. Being in the 80′s today(which is warm for our area) I could go for some sorbet.

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