Mango Gelato

Freshly Churned

Freshly Churned

I’ve always wanted to make ice cream at home but could not get myself to buy an ice cream machine. I was afraid I would make too much of it and suffer sugar overload. Besides, I also have a mild lactose intolerance.  That was until I discovered the Italian gelato. During the time we spent in Italy, a day did not pass without us visiting the local gelateria. The Italian version of ice cream is lighter but have intense flavors. Just the way I like it. My local favorite Alotto Gelato has a good description of the difference, as well as David Lebovitz. Whenever we find ourselves in NW Portland, we stop for a cup (or two). They also have a stand at the Beaverton Farmers Market most Saturdays in the summer.

While pistachio is my all-time favorite, I miss the tropical flavors I grew up with, such as avocado, mango, ube, halo-halo, sweet corn, and coconut among others. I have waited long enough so I went down to BBB and selected the 1.5Q Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for its reasonable price and great reviews on With my 20% off coupon, I only paid $39.99. The first recipe I made was Mango Gelato. I could not find a recipe for it so I referred to the recipes from “The Perfect Scoop”. I used Manila mangoes for this recipe which I froze while they were in season in May.

Ready To Eat

Ready To Eat

Here’s the recipe I used:

1 cup mango puree (fruit pulp pureed in a blender)

2 cups milk

1/3 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1. Heat milk  just until it is about to boil then turn the heat off. Add sugar, stirring until all the sugar has melted.

2. Whisk two egg yolks in a bowl. Slowly pour hot milk mixture, a little at a time to temper the eggs. Whisk continuously to keep the eggs from cooking.

3. Heat the egg-milk mixture until it starts steaming and coats the spoon. Again, while mixing continuously to maintain the texture. 6-8 minutes.

4. Remove from heat, add mango puree.

5. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight then churn in an ice cream maker.

This entry was filed under: PDX local

One Trackback

  • By Chocolate Ice Cream at javafoto on December 6, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    […] but here I am making ice cream. Perhaps it is the sunny days or maybe the holidays. Ever since I purchased my ice cream maker, I have made several batches of avocado gelato and a few others but avocado is my all-time […]