Going dairy-free doesn’t mean you have to give up ice cream! This version is made using coconut milk, with fresh or frozen mango chunks, and maple syrup to sweeten. This is a healthy and refreshing dessert that everyone will love.
The solstice is on June 20th this year which means summer is just around the corner! ☀️
My kitchen counter is already getting crowded with all kinds of seasonal fruits, with mangos making a strong appearance:
June is also National Mango Month and my friends at the National Mango Board asked if I would create a recipe highlighting this delicious, nutritious fruit. Of course, I said yes!
To help, I was sent a box with two varieties of mangoes, including the Ataulfos (yellow) and the Keith (red and greenish):
Mangoes have such a great nutritional profile that they can be considered a superfood, IMHO:
The yellow ones are known to be especially sweet and creamy:
Because of their high soluble fiber content, mangoes give an incredibly smooth texture to dairy-free smoothies and ice creams.
So, while you can certainly eat mangoes out of hand for a healthy snack or dessert option (click here to learn how to cut a mango), I thought it would be fun to create an easy 4-ingredient mango ice cream recipe for summer:
This is such an easy recipe that highlights both the sweet natural flavor of the mango, highlighted with vanilla beans scraped from the pod:
Either way, you’ll end up with a healthy dairy-free ice cream that is perfect for celebrating summer:
My printable recipe:
- 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk (with BPA-free lining and no additives, preferably)
- seeds from one fresh vanilla pod (or, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract)
- 2 ripe mangos, peeled with the pit removed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator until chilled thoroughly.Combine coconut milk, vanilla, mango, and maple syrup in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the base of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
I’ve created a Pinterest board for dairy-free ice creams that you can find here. Otherwise, feel free to save this pin for your board:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine.