10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

Fruit based ice creams, or ‘nice creams’ as they’re sometimes known, as are nothing short of revolutionary! They’re like a cross between actual ice cream and a sorbet. Another major bonus is they’re so fast to make, you can have ice cream in your bowl in just 10 minutes start to finish – it’s hard to beat that!

I make this whenever I have a sweets craving that I just can’t seem to get rid of. It’s a healthy way to indulge, and full of nutrition from all the mangoes you’re eating. Mangoes are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, so it’s basically health food ice cream! Ok… ok… I might over exaggerating a bit with the health food claim, but there’s not too many desserts out there that are this decadent and still healthy.

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

Part of what makes this ice cream so good, is the vanilla bean, but feel free to add some vanilla extract instead. Whenever I use the seeds from a vanilla bean, I save the pod to blend into other things like my Orange Creamsicle Smoothie, or my Wild Blueberry Pie Smoothie. That way you really get the most out of your vanilla bean.

For more tips about buying vanilla extract and beans for cheaper, check out my Bulk Vanilla post.

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

When you make this in the food processor, it will stick several times in the first few minutes of processing. Simply stop the machine and break up and big chunks before continuing. I know lots of people blend frozen fruit into ice cream in their high powered blenders, but since mine is out of warranty now, it makes me nervous to blend it.

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

It is easier to blend nice creams because you can use the tamper to keep the mixture moving, however you also run the risk of smoking your motor if you push it too far. So all in all I stick to the food processor for now because it’s much cheaper to replace than my blender. On a side note, I use the 6-quart Cuisinart and it’s been fantastic, taking on all sorts of tough jobs over the last 5 years!

10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream | Get Inspired Everyday!

For more nice cream inspiration, check out my Healthy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream, or for even more I have several fruit based nice creams in my Inspired Ice Creams E-Book.

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10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream
 
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Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 cups frozen mango chunks, 1 1/12 pounds
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half or 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut cream, see notes
  • 3-6 Tablespoons maple syrup, I use Grade A amber
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen mango chunks in a 6-quart food processor. Scrape the seeds from each vanilla bean half into the food processor, or add the vanilla extract.
  2. Secure the lid and begin processing. Stop the machine each time the fruit sticks, and break apart the big chunks before processing again. This will happen several times in the first few minutes, but once the fruit begins to break down it will process on it's own.
  3. Process until the mango is completely smooth like ice cream, about 5-6 minutes. Then add the coconut cream, and a small amount of maple syrup. Process again until smooth, and taste to see if you need to add more syrup. The sweetness of mango really varies, so your amount of sweetener will change with each batch.
  4. Serve immediately, or freeze for another 2-3 hours for a firmer texture.
Notes
You can buy small cans of coconut cream, or simply scrape off the hardened coconut cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk, and reserve the rest for another recipe.


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36 Comments on “10 Minute Soft Serve Mango Ice Cream”

  1. What’s your technique for peeling/de-seeding mangoes? I always seem to waste so much and spend so much time processing mangoes before a recipe even starts! :-/

    1. I always use a sharp vegetable peeler to take off the skin, as long as they’re not overripe a peeler works like magic. Then I cut off a small piece to create a flat end, stand up the mango on the flat side and cut off both mango ‘cheeks’ before trimming the rest. That’s the best way I’ve found to cut up mangos so far, but the easiest of all of course if to buy the bulk packages of frozen pre-cut mango chunks. Our Costco carries big bags of organic frozen mango for a really good price! 🙂

  2. This is so simple, healthy and lovely! I can’t wait to make it with my daughter on a hot summer day and she is begging for ice cream!

    1. I’ve always been an ice cream addict, so I’ve been loving nice creams as a way to satisfy those cravings in a healthier way!

  3. Amazing how much flavor a little vanilla bean adds! Love mango ice cream – it’s more like a sherbet but all the better – very refreshing taste!!

  4. Oh man, you and the amazing mango recipes. I am going to have to make this tomorrow after school and surprise my kids. They are going to be SO excited, the little mango fiends that they are.

    1. Nice cream is the best! I was a little discouraged when I tried an all banana version, but I love mixing and matching the fruits together!

  5. living in India I wait for the mango season all year long…and luckily, the mangos we get are so sweet, that no additional sweetener is needed..
    If you’re upto it, you could also try mango with pistachios, or cardamom or cashews
    They go great together…Even a combo of mango and pineapple works really well…the tanginess of the pineapple cuts the sweetness of the mango brilliantly! if you’re open to dairy, yogurt works great too…hope you like them as much as I do

    1. You are so lucky to get super sweet mangos! The ones I’ve been getting lately definitely need a little extra help, but they’re still delicious! Thanks for all the ideas, I love pistachios and cardamom so I might have to add both next time!

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