I couldn’t be more impressed with how well this vegan mango ice cream turned out!
The texture is superb, the taste is sensational and doesn’t it look divine too?
The tricky part with using fresh mango (as I think you have to with this!) is that if you use too much, you can end up with a straight frozen fruit kind of vibe, which is nice when it’s an ice lolly but not nice at all when it’s ice cream you’re going for!
But of course you need to use enough fresh mango, so that you get all that flavor and the lovely color too.
And I think in this recipe we nailed it! The texture is pure creamy bliss and the taste is fresh and fabulous mango perfection.
And that color? Divine!
It freezes very solid in the freezer. Now before you say: ‘of course it does that’s what a freezer is for!’ just hear me out.
Most ice creams freeze solid but you can still get a scoop in there, this one is like a rock until it’s thawed just a little bit and then it scoops like a dream!
I’m guessing that is due to the high water content of the mango, turning the mango to ice, which is very solid.
The texture is still perfect though, you just need to let it thaw for around 10 minutes and then you’re good to go.
It’s not a super sweet ice cream. I used the same amount of sugar as I usually do in ice creams but this one is slightly less sweet. This is due to the fresh mango, which is naturally sweet (and I used deliciously ripe and sweet mango) but when frozen loses a little of that sweetness. I think it works though!
In the rare event that you find it not sweet enough, just serve it with a little maple syrup and you’ll be golden.
I really hope you will love this vegan mango ice cream, it is:
- Perfectly textured
- A stunning color
- Perfectly sweet
It is absolutely perfect served as is, but if you want a bit of decoration, a sprinkle of nuts or some maple syrup would be great too. Or even some fresh mango chunks would go down super well with this.
It’s an ice cream so it will of course keep well in the freezer, but at the same time, it’s at its ultimate best when fresh as ice crystals do start to develop with time (if you keep it for over a week).
So what do you think of this vegan mango ice cream? Let me know in the comments and please leave a rating too if you’ve made the recipe!
For more delish ice creams, check out these awesome options:
- Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream
- The Most Decadent Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
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Vegan Mango Ice Cream
- The day before you want to make ice cream, place the bowl of your ice cream maker into the freezer so that it's frozen and ready.
- Place the coconut milk (full fat for everything, low fat won't work here), coconut cream, sugar and syrup into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- When simmering remove from the heat and add in the puréed mango. Using an immersion blender, blend for at least 30 seconds, this removes any last trace of graininess from the texture.
- If you don't have an immersion blender, then use a blender jug, just make sure the lid is on properly as the mix is very hot.
- Pour the mixture into a container, cover with a lid and place into the fridge to chill overnight. If you have less time, you can place it into the freezer so that it chills faster. It has to be completely cold (as cold as possible) before churning.
- Churn the ice cream according to your ice cream makers manufacturer instructions, usually at least 25 minutes and up to 45 minutes until you reach soft serve consistency.
- Place into a loaf pan and smooth down with the back of a spoon. Cover in foil and place into the freezer to set.