Mango Madness

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

While shopping at Sam's Wholesale Club I came across (what I thought) was a great deal for a pack of 12 mangos! When I got home my math wiz of a son pointed out that the mangos were actually the same price as the individual ones at our local groccery store! That's what I get for not doing the math in the store! So, I had 12 mangos, paid full price for them, and not a single mango recipe in my repertoire. Thankfully we LOVE mangos (Justin even said mangos are his favorite fruit)! So I found two new mango recipes and we had ourselves some mango madness!

Mango Lassi Some old high school friends of ours Shane and Sara posted a blog about their son's bad dream. In the dream his cup was all out of Lassi and he wanted more..... a boy that dreams about food is a kid after my own heart! I'd never heard of Lassi before but turns out it's an Indian drink, similar to a mango smoothie!

Ingredients
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A dash of ground cardamom (optional)

Directions
Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Can sprinkle with a little cardamom. The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Makes about 2 cups.

Mango Ice Cream I found this recipe on Gourmet Mom On-The-Go's website, she made Creamy Mango Pops, but I don't have the popsicle holders, so I followed her suggestion and froze our ice cream in a large ziploc. It worked great!

Ingredients
2 very ripe mangoes, with the skin and the pits removed
3/4 cup coconut milk (I used light coconut milk to reduce the fat content)
1/2 cup pineapple juice concentrate
1 Tablespoon sugar

Directions
Blend together until creamy and smooth. Pour into a large zip-type plastic freezer bag, seal completely, and lay flat in your freezer for at least 2 hours. When frozen, simply scoop with a metal spoon to serve!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Both recipes sound delicious!

Kim said...

Sometimes it's hard to do your grocery shopping and worry about good deals. Sounds like the mangoes were put to good use though. I love both recipes.

Pam said...

They both sound and look great! Love those mangoes and glad you got a good deal on them!

Debbie said...

Oh that ice cream looks so good. I love homemade ice cream in the summer!

Mary said...

These both sound wonderful. I'm so glad I stopped by. Re: Four Farls - if you want to make these as a curiousity or use them as a teaching tool with children you'd be right on base. There is nothing wrong with farls save their plainness. I've found most folks prefer a sweetened soda bread. Take care and have a great day...Mary

Mommy Gourmet said...

I love mangos! mango icecream sounds amazing. I am going to have to try that!

teresa said...

oh how i wish my hubby liked mangos! maybe i'll just make these for myself, they look amazing!

rach said...

Oh my word .. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! Just added you to my 'yummy' list! And thanks for entering my giveaway!

Katy ~ said...

Carrie, both of these sound like keepers. Mangoes are so full of yummy nutrition that I need to use them more. That lassie sounds classy!

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This one of the most delicious cocktails I've prepared because it had yogurt, the combination of mango and yogurt is awesome.m10m