Let’s talk about ice cream. Or sherbet, more specifically.
I’m really digging this stuff. I made it a couple weekends ago and it sat in my freezer untouched for a whole week because I couldn’t find the time to take pictures of it. And even after all that time in the freezer, it scooped like a dream.
Even though I was totally using a tablespoon to dish it out because our housemate moved out and took his scoopy device with him… someone please buy one for me. Please?
Mango is a really creamy fruit in general, so I would even venture to say that the cream cheese in this recipe is optional. I actually used a vegan substitute to make this recipe dairy-free. It might not scoop as nicely or have that subtle sweet cheese flavor if you leave it out, but it will still be delicious (more like a sorbet).
And if you’re super into the lime flavor, add another tablespoon or two of lime juice. AJ isn’t so hot on lime-flavored stuff, so I kept it to a minimum.
But yeah. Once the photos were taken and we were allowed to dig in, we definitely polished off a good half of the batch in one night. Aren’t I supposed to try to lose weight for our wedding? This might become a problem…Print
A super simple and easy recipe for mango lime sherbet! Sweet mango pairs with tangy lime for an all-out party in your mouth. The addition of cream cheese (vegan or otherwise!) makes it super creamy and smooth. Scoopable right out of the freezer, it really is the perfect frozen treat.
- 1 1/2 lbs (about 4 1/2 cups) frozen mango
- 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup cream cheese, vegan or otherwise*
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- Pinch salt
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Combine everything in a food processor and process until smooth. It may take a while. Add a bit more almond milk if needed.
- Spread into a freezer-safe container, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for a few hours until solid. It should be pretty scoopable when fully frozen, but if not, let it sit out for 5-10 minutes before serving.
*I used Tofutti “Better Than Cream Cheese.”
If you love frozen fruit desserts, don’t forget to check out these tasty recipes:
- Orange Sherbet
- Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream
- Strawberry and Goat Cheese Sherbet
- Pomegranate Orange Ice Cream
- Rum Punch Freeze Pops
What about you? What are your favorite flavors of ice cream, semifreddo, sherbet, sorbet, and other frozen treats? Let us know in the comments below! And please give this recipe a rating at the same time!
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About Raquel Smith
Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now being merged into Foodal).