I live for mango season! I always make sure that as much as I can, I eat as many of them while they are at their sweetest! They are now super easy to find now (duh!!) but sometimes, you can buy some that are not as sweet since different vendors buy them from different sources. I finally fount a vendor close to home who sells the absolute sweetest mangoes in the entire world, and each time I leave home, I make sure I pass by his spot, and get me some. He is my new best friend!! Because of the large stock at home, I also try as much as possible to incorporate them into my recipes so that they do not go bad. From pancakes, to salads, to possets, it is a true mango extravaganza!!! Now that it is 3 billion degrees in Nairobi, the best way to cool off for me these days is by having nice cream! Super easy to make, dairy free and you will not need any special gadget to make it.
I hope you love this as much as I do <3
PREP TIME: 10 MIN MAKE TIME: 2 HOURS SERVES: 2
2 green mangoes (or 1 apple mango)
1 cup of grapes
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup of coconut cream
Mint and fresh fruit for garnish
Peel your mango and bananas and remove the grapes from the central stem. Slice them and place them in a container then pop this into a freezer and freeze them until semi hardened. You can use any fruit combination you fancy, however for a nicecream, bananas have to be present.
Add the frozen fruit into your blender and add the coconut cream. The coconut cream not only introduces much needed creaminess, but the flavor and aroma is always welcome and goes so well with that of he mango. Please do not use water and it will crystalize and make your end result hard and icy, instead of smooth and creamy.
Blend everything until combined and creamy. Pour this onto a container and cover with cling film.
Return it to the freezer and let it stay there until completely set. Once set, scoop your nice cream.
Layer it in your bowl alternating it with fresh fruit and some mint. You can add a different kind of fresh fruit from that which you used to make your nicecream, but since I had none, I decided to use freshly cup fruit that I used in the nice cream just to introduce freshness and texture. The mint too was the perfect touch to this. I purchased mine from carrefour at 30 bob a bunch.
Serve immediately and be sure to gobble it all up within the minute it lands on your hands. How sunny does this look though?
We just cannot go through mango season with eyes closed and let the best fruit season pass us by! If you are yet to make the most of it, please start by making my plum mango nice cream. The best part about this is that you can enjoy this even when you are lactose intolerant since it is dairy free and still as delicious. It would also be a fab treat for your little ones who enjoy their sweet treats, but you want to keep it healthy for them.
Try some other fruit combinations as well and tag me on social media! I would love to see your master pieces! <3 Maybe mango + banana + strawberries + raspberries or mango + banana + blueberries or luquarts +plum + mango +bananas!
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