Friday, August 6, 2010

Mango Ice Cream

Ripe sweet luscious mango pulp mixed with creamy rich full cream hung curd and cream. Frozen and beaten to get the right consistency, and when done results in the most amazingly naturally flavored Ice Cream you have ever tasted.
This year am going totally crazy over mangoes. This is more astonishing as I have never been known as a mango loving person. Come summer I drool and drool at those prickly skinned luscious litchis and would eat bowlfuls of them in the late afternoon. I liked mangoes only when cubed and chilled and served to me in plates with a fork. Peeling the skin and sucking the juicy yellow mush is never my type. My Maa loves mangoes or should I say she is a crazy mango lover. Come summer our house would be filled with as much mangoes as she could get her hands on. She would skip her meals to have 3-4 of them. And when the fruits of her Mallika Mago tree would start to ripen she would pick and wrap each of the precious fruit with bits of newspaper and place them in a dark cold corner of the house to ripen. My elder brother and my husband both share the same love with her for which these days she lovingly sends a carton or two to Bangalore as well. Here we don’t get much variety that we do in Bengal. This year hubby almost bought all the varieties at whatever exorbitant price they asked for to lay his hand on some good quality but in vain. Finally a friend suggested the Begumpally variety, which we also found truly delicious. After dear hubby was content with the fruit in its original form I was allowed to experiment with some. And what a great mango season it has been for me. I made Amchurs, raw mango chutney, Mango Kulfi, Mango Sandesh, Raw mangoes cooked with prawns (recipe coming next) and now this Mango Ice Cream.
Before entering this blogosphere I never knew Ice cream could be made at home and that too this easily. First time I saw homemade ice cream at Deeba’s Blog I was taken aback…ice cream with hung yogurt. That was like a revelation for me and I promised to myself to make some this summer. And finally the procrastinating me has made the mango ice cream twice this summer. Both the times I made a huge batch (1 liter full cream curd) and they were gone in no time. Our friends who visited us on a stopover could not stop praising this creamy taste of the mango flavoured frozen yogurt. And we only shared it with them as the rest was devoured, not shared and licked to the last drop by my darling hubby. The person who never wanted me to experiment with his beloved mangoes now wants me to make more and more of this. This is why I love cooking…if you get it right it gives you immense joy and when you share it brings happiness and contentment to see the same joy and pleasure in the person you love. A very enriching experience indeed!

Mango Ice Cream

Ingredients:
Full cream milk: 1 liter
Curd: 1 tbsp
Single cream: 200 ml (I used Amul’s)
Powdered sugar: ¾ cup (or as per taste)
Mangoes: 2 big any sweet mango (try to use some variety that has that quintessential sweet smell of this fruit)
Candied Mangoes: 2 tbsp (optional)
Method:
First we need to set the curd. For this boil the milk and place it in a glass or ceramic bowl. Let it cool. Once the milk is lukewarm add the curd and whisk to mix properly. Cover and leave in a dry place for 8-9 hours or over night. As it’s been pouring and the weather is cool here, I left the bowl in the oven overnight.
Once the curd is set pour the whole quantity in a muslin cloth and hang it for 2 hours or till almost all water drains out. Then put the curd wrapped in the cloth on a colander and place the colander on another bowl or plate (to catch all the whey dripping in the process). Put it in the fridge for 24 hours. The reason for this step is to drain all the whey and make it as thick as possible and at the same time to avoid the tartness or the sour smell. You can also hang it in the fridge if you can manage.
Once the curd is thick and creamy start the next step.
Peel and deseed the mangoes and put the flesh in a blender. Blend till you get a creamy pulp. Add the sugar and curd in 3-4 batches. Every time whisk to mix it properly. Finally add the cream and give it a good stir.
Pour the mixture in a flat metal or plastic airtight container and place in the freezer.
After 2 hours take it out and with a spatula, fork or hand blender give it a good mix. Try to break all the water crystals. Repeat the process every two hours for 6-7 times. (please see my note below). Before the final blending add the candies mango pieces and mix in. Finally let it set overnight. 
Serve with some cherries on top.
A Homemaker’s Note:
Once I put the ice cream in the freezer the power went whoosh and I thought that’s the end of my ice cream. If you are aware of the status of load shedding in Bangalore you would know what I am talking about. It took me three days to get the right consistency. But the end result was very very rewarding.
For some reason mine didn’t set (not even at the side) in 2 hours. so I went ahead and give it 4 hours time and then blitz the thing.
I have come to know that adding vodka and limejuice help in reducing the water crystals. Have asked hubby to bring a bottle for using next time ;-)

Events:
Akheela's cold Dessert at Torview.

Ayeesha's Iftar moments; Hizri 1431 at Taste of pearl city. 

and also to Sara's Monthly Mingle: Party Treats. a monthly theme based food event started by Meeta.


also to Only Kid's Delight. held at Foodelicious. 

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47 comments:

Saffron Kitchen said...

Indeed very tempting

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks very tempting and perfect.. Truly delicious !!

Bergamot said...

the ice cream looks yummy

Akila said...

Wow... lovely icecream.... mouthwatering dear......

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy ice cream pls pass the plate...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy ice cream...

Subhashini said...

I feel like grab the bowl immediately.Looks yum yum

aipi said...

Wow....that's an rich, creamy and delightful indulgence...ice cream looks perfect and yum...
From your cool pictures ,i can tell the texture of ice cream is very good..great job having done it without ice cream machine

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious lovely dessert for this season

Guna's kitchen said...

luks delicous and mouthwatering..from last week i was planning to make icecream... really very lenghty. and need lot off patience.. hats of to you dear.... bookmarked it.. will have a try...
added u to my friends list.. glad to follow ur blog

Nitha said...

Delicious...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

I love this ice cream.looks so beautiful and yummy!

Usha said...

Looks fabulous and so very tempting!

Satya said...

u r awesome dear ...made it so perfectly ...how u got such anice yellow color ...must try this ice cream soon ...thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sushma Mallya said...

Icecream has got such a lovely colour and perfect texture, so so tempting...

simply.food said...

Mango ice cream looks wonderfully delicious and mouthwatering.I too made mango icecream but a very different method.Will try this way next time.

Suman Singh said...

WOW...mango ice cream looks incredibly delicious..yumm..

Kamalika said...

darun dekhte hoechhe re.... aar dekhe monei hoechhe bhishon tasty hoechhe...ami onek bar bhebechhi ice cream banabo...kintu akhono obdhi hoe otheni....

Sovina said...

hey thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..i am so glad that you enjoy my blog...i too love mangoes but here in US we don't get good mangoes..most of them are hard and not very sweet..but i definitely enjoy them a lot back home..the ice cream looks super delicious :)

http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

sangeeta said...

Hi Sayantani..
I use fresh yeast and you can see the details here.....http://healthfooddesivideshi.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-cute-little-bunsmade-easy.html

have posted a picture too.

sangeeta said...

lovely ice cream with mango and hung curd.....i love aamrakhand , does it taste like that??

Deepti said...

Hey even i hv this mango ice cream in my upcoming posts...luv to hv it anytime.

J said...

awesome..I love the striking colour

PranisKitchen said...

thats a very deliicous icecream.. my favorite flavor.. looks so good and very nicely presented too

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love mango ice-cream. Your's looks so creamy, delicious and the color so divine and inviting.Ja bolecho frequent power cuts er bepaye...uff shotti boddo jalaye...Tumi exactly kotahye thako Bangalore e?
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

♥Aps♥ said...

Wow......... tht ice cream luks so inviting :)
nd u kno i m inviting myself to eat tht :D
nd the bitter gorud salad was not at all bitter :D

♥Aps♥ said...

Wow......... tht ice cream luks so inviting :)
nd u kno i m inviting myself to eat tht :D
nd the bitter gorud salad was not at all bitter :D

PreeOccupied said...

This is gorgeous. Love the look of your Mango Ice Cream.

PJ said...

ooohh.. i am drooling over your pics! i miss mango so much in this season. i think your mango ice-cream is inviting me back to my childhood memories.

Miri said...

I am one of those who enjoy mango as it is first and then "use" them in dishes! This is one luscious looking mango icecream!

Soma said...

I could have a big bowl of this right now. we are having a HOT week here and this is a guilt free divine treat.

Shriya said...

I am drooling here, mouth-watering pics. Mango ice-cream sounds perfect for summer.

Padhu said...

Lovely color and very very tempting

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely color. Must try it soon.

suma said...

wow!! Irresistible!

Madhu said...

Sayantani, does one liter milk yield 1 liter ice cream?
It looks absolutely yum.

Sovina said...

he happy to be ur newest follower..love ur blog :)

http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com

Bong Mom said...

The ice cream look so creamy Sayantani, more like ice cream than frozen yogurt

sayantani said...

@Simplyfood, would love to see your version too.

@Sangeeta, I also made bread once with fresh yeast...but here I have to find it out.

@Madhu. not at all. once you make the curd and drain the whey it reduces to almost half the quantity. but once you add the cream it increases in quantity. but am not sure of the exact quantity.almost yield me a big bowlful (9-10 scoops almost)

sayantani said...

@Sovina, thanks buddy and am a follower of your blog too.

@bongmom, guess its the full cream milk that makes it so creamy. I had difficulty in freezing this though.

Sarah Naveen said...

So perfect and yummy!!! love the color..
And sorry for the late reply..
you asked me for the Butter milk recipe right..
okie here it goes..
For 1 cup yogurt add equal amount of water and mix well.( if you wanna drink it add more water...)
Crush ginger, green chiles and shallots in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and the mix it with the buttermilk...add salt to taste..thats it!!!
Or simply add all the ingredients in a blender and blend it for 2 pulse...:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,lovely colour and looks sinfully delicious!

shahana said...

The mango icream looks so tempting.yumyumyum.....

Swathi said...

Mango ice cream looks delicious.I love them.

Dnatal Hati said...

Hii..I find your blog outstanding.. I did not what is cooking before I got to see your blog.. Today my husband, parents and in laws say that I am a good cook only because of your blog guidance I found.. Thanks for being my guide.. I live in Bangalore too..in kundanahalli gate.. Where do u live?

Dnatal Hati said...

Hii.. Your blog I will say is outstanding.. I did not know what is cooking before I got to see your blog.. Today my husband, parents and in laws says I am a good cook only because of your guidance I found in your blog.. Thanks for being my guide.. I live in Bangalore too..in Kundanahalli Gate.. Where do you live?

Dnatal Hati said...

Hii..I find your blog outstanding.. I did not what is cooking before I got to see your blog.. Today my husband, parents and in laws say that I am a good cook only because of your blog guidance I found.. Thanks for being my guide.. I live in Bangalore too..in kundanahalli gate.. Where do u live?