May 24, 2011

Mango Ginger Sorbet

Mangoes are in season. To some extent, the presence of mangoes makes the summer bearable.  During my childhood days, ripe mangoes were eaten as it is. Those days, all that I knew was mangoes were either cooked in a gravy or eaten. At home, no one bothered to make milkshake or juice out of it. We enjoyed eating one full mango on our own.  As we grew up, milkshakes, jams and concentrates followed. And after I started blogging, I got many more ideas to use mangoes in. Also got to know more about different kind of frozen desserts till then it meant only ice creams. Sorbet is one of them.
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavored with fruit (typically juice or puree), wine, and/or liquer. (Source: Wikipedia

Recipe  source: Tarla Dalal
You need
  • Mango puree - 2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 4 tbspn
  • Grated ginger - 1 tspn
  • Lemon juice - 1 tspn (Optional)
  • Lemon rind of one lemon (I used candied orange peel)


Boil sugar and water for about 5 minutes to get a thin syrup. Remove from heat. Add grated ginger and lemon rind. I used candied orange peel. When the syrup cools, add in mango puree. Whisk to blend well. Transfer to a shallow container and freeze. Once it is slushy, break the ice crystals with a fork and freeze again to set.  To soften the sorbet, before serving, move the container from the freezer to the refrigerator. 

I had second thoughts if I should strain the sugar syrup to filter the grated ginger. I was doubtful how it will be if we bite into the pieces. Anyways I decided to go ahead. The grated ginger was not felt while eating the sorbet. The ginger and citric flavors compliments the sorbet very well. 

Scoop and enjoy the light and delicious sorbet, subtly flavored with ginger and orange.


I am sending this sorbet to the Kids Delight-Cool Comforts, hosted by PJ, an event started by Srivalli

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me 

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Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli


  1. Looks very colorful and refreshing!

  2. Mango, summer, refreshing :)

  3. Very refreshing sorbet,love the color.

  4. Love the addition of ginger, sorbet looks refreshing and guiltfree..

  5. Absolutely yumm for this summer n love th addition of giner...

  6. I know, those were days that we could afford to buy mangoes from the vendor -all of those in the basket and have them in full!
    One cool way to have mangoes is shorbet and i am liking the ginger flavoured one specially!

  7. Wow looks delicious and very tempting.

  8. Nice recipe. Lovely colored ice cream. Loved the combo of flavors... YUM!

  9. So refreshing. Adding ginger is a nice twist and gives the sorbet a spicy kick. Yumm.

  10. LOved the ginger flavor with mangoes.Looks delicious
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  11. wow..the ginger should add a nice flavour to the sweet mango dessert..yumm

  12. Looks beautiful and tempting!!

  13. Adding ginger would have given a nice flavor...Lovely color and look refreshing

  14. really refreshing..and cool... nice sorbet...

  15. You know, J....I still eating a mango as is, or at the most in the form of a milk shake.

  16. Aahh.this is a cool and colourful sorbet to beat the the ginger flavour.

  17. Wow thats very tempting recipe,pls pass it...

  18. Very refreshing and with ginger sounds too good!


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