Mango Gelato

This Mango Gelato is refreshing, creamy, and full of mango flavor. The best part is it’s easy to make with only 4 ingredients for a tropical frozen treat!

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mango gelato ice cream with mint garnish on top

Ingredients Needed to Make Mango Gelato

As I mentioned, mango gelato only takes 4 ingredients. You will need mango puree, fresh lime juice, heavy cream, and simple syrup.

Since there are limited ingredients, make sure they are fresh and the mangos are super ripe. Homemade mango puree is the best, however, if you don’t have fresh mangos, you can use store-bought mango puree.

mango gelato ingredients

What’s the difference between gelato and sorbet?

Gelato is a creamy dessert made of milk and sugar that is usually lower in calories than regular ice cream. Gelato is also denser and smoother than ice cream.

Sorbet is dairy-free and made from fruit, juices, and water. Sorbet is also lower in calories than ice cream and a great option for lactose-intolerant individuals or those looking for a lighter treat.

mango gelato scoops in a bowl

How to Make Fresh Mango Puree

To make fresh mango puree, remove the peel and cut up 3-4 large ripe mangos. Place the pieces into a blender and blend to puree. Strain if desired and chill until you are ready to use it.

Store any unused mango puree in a sealable container in the fridge for 2-4 days. You can also freeze mango puree for up to 3 months.

mango gelato ice cream scoops in a bowl

How to Make Homemade Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is easy to make with equal parts sugar and water. For this recipe, I recommend at least 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring both ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, and allow the mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool. Store the cooled syrup in a sealable container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Tips for Making Mango Gelato

  • Don’t forget to freeze your ice cream maker at least a day before making your gelato.
  • You can also make the simple syrup and the puree ahead of time.
  • A blender is nice to mix together the puree, lime juice, and simple syrup, however, you can also use a hand mixer or a whisk and some elbow grease.
  • If you are making fresh mango puree, you may want to strain the puree before using it. I didn’t and had a few organic chunks in my gelato, but it didn’t bother me.
  • For the best results, allow the gelato to freeze overnight (if you can wait that long!).
  • Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for lime juice. Just make sure it is freshly squeezed citrus juice!

Which Ice Cream Maker To Use

I used to use my Kitchenaid Ice Cream Stand Mixer Attachment until it finally bit the dust. But, until it did (it was my fault, I broke it), I loved the attachment and used it all the time. Kitchenaid is known for its quality and the ice cream attachment is no exception.

When mine broke, I was gifted a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, and also love the small appliance. It’s so easy to use and you can make ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and more in it.

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Mango Gelato

This Mango Gelato is refreshing, creamy, and full of mango flavor. The best part is it's easy to make with only 4 ingredients for a tropical frozen treat!
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mango puree
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Make sure your ice cream maker insert is frozen and your simple syrup has cooled (see recipe below).
  • If you are making your own puree, remove the peel and cut up 3-4 large ripe mangos. Place the pieces into a blender and blend to puree. Strain if desired and chill until you are ready to use it.
  • Place the mango puree, lime juice, and simple syrup into a blender and blend until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the heavy cream. Cover and place the mixture into the fridge to chill, for at least 3 hours, more if possible.
  • Once chilled, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn for 25-30 minutes. Transfer the mixture into a sealable container and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t forget to freeze your ice cream maker at least a day before making your gelato.
  • You can also make the simple syrup and the puree ahead of time.
  • A blender is nice to mix together the puree, lime juice, and simple syrup, however, you can also use a hand mixer or a whisk and some elbow grease.
  • If you are making fresh mango puree, you may want to strain the puree before using it. I didn’t and had a few organic chunks in my gelato, but it didn’t bother me.
  • For the best results, allow the gelato to freeze overnight (if you can wait that long!).
  • Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for lime juice. Just make sure it is freshly squeezed citrus juice!
How to make simple syrup: Simple syrup is easy to make with equal parts sugar and water. For this recipe, I recommend at least 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring both ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally, and allow the mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.2g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 36.7g | Calcium: 33mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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