CREAMY HOME-MADE MANGO ICE-CREAM…ON A CALCIUM HIGH!

“Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.”
Fred Allen
On a calcium high…Goodness that’s fruity & cool!
This creamy, delicious mango ice-cream’s en route for something I support whole-heartedly & have always believed in…Beautiful Bones: An Osteoporosis Food Event, hosted by one of my favourite bloggers Susan @ Food Blogga. Susan is funny, her posts are evocative, beautifully presented, & come with a fair share of humour, meaning… & much more. Thanks to her, ‘Dermadoc‘ is gaining notoriety as an avid foodie critic too!! Ha Ha…sorry Susan, was hilarious when he dropped by my place a while ago, & then I saw him at Nicismes’ recently too!
I have made this ice-cream twice already to celebrate mango mania in the merry month of May.
Once here…
…&, on popular demand, here again!
It has been my endeavour to ensure both my kids have always been ‘high on calcium’. Thankfully, it’s become a habit after all these years; the 2 glasses of milk & 2 bowls of home-made yogurt daily are inbuilt into their everyday routine ! I sometimes have to refuse the 3rd bowl of yogurt…such is the love of yogurt! These are simple life-style changes that can be incorporated in everyday meals as an investment in the future! They have now come to love grilled cottage-cheese, the panna cotta (yogurt one too), cottage-cheese cheese cake, fresh broccoli, oranges…all wonderful sources of calcium. I too have 3 glasses (yes 3!!) of milk a day (not a tea person), in addition to yogurt etc. Personally, for me, a glass of chilled milk is a great way to fix hunger pangs…glug it down!!

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) osteoporosis is “a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break.” May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. It is never too early or too late to start your prevention program. Osteoporosis is largely preventable for most people. Prevention of this disease is very important because, while there are treatments for osteoporosis, there is currently no cure.

Four Steps to
Prevent Osteoporosis
By about age 20, the average woman has acquired 98 percent of her skeletal mass. Building strong bones during childhood and adolescence can be the best defense against developing osteoporosis later. A healthy lifestyle can be critically important for keeping bones strong. No one step alone is enough to prevent osteoporosis but all four may.
  1. A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D;
  2. A healthy lifestyle with no smoking or excessive alcohol intake;
  3. Bone density testing and medication when appropriate.

An easy and economical way to boost the calcium content of many meals is to add nonfat powdered dry milk to puddings, homemade cookies, breads or muffins, soups, gravy, casseroles and even a glass of milk. A single tablespoon of nonfat powdered dry milk adds 52 mg of calcium, and 2 to 4 tablespoons can be added to most recipes.
You may add:
3 tablespoons to each cup of milk in puddings, cocoa or custard
4 tablespoons to each cup of hot cereal before cooking
2 tablespoons sifted into each cup of flour in cakes, cookies or breads

Enough said… so now onto the ice-cream…the inspiration for which came first from Arundati’s @ Escapades where she had posted an eggless Star Anise Ice-cream using condensed milk. That stuck in my mind! I was also inspired by the Floral Mango Ice-cream that Mike @ Mike’s Table had posted…the colours & combination were explosive, but for the eggs. I am quite a non-eggy person, so I put my own ideas & measures together & made this. Lovely & creamy ice-cream…& maybe would do even better in an ice-cream machine (whinge, whinge)…I used my arm!!

Ingredients:

Fresh cream – 500ml
Condensed milk – 1 can (14oz)
Mangoes – 2-3 / pureed
Pistachio nuts – a handful / optional

Method:

  • Beat the cream & condensed milk well. Add the mango puree & roughly chopped nuts & whisk again.
  • Put into a plastic bowl with a tight fitting lid & put into the freezer.
  • Whisk the ice-cream every hour to break the crystals that form from the edge inwards, at least 5-6 times (whinge-whinge), & then leave to set for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Top with slivered pistachios & sprigs of mint! It’s absolutely delicious.

DH commented…”Better than Ben & Jerry’s”!! YAY!

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Comments

  1. Purnima says:

    Deeba, firstly wising u a very very Happy Mother’s Day! R n M will let u know what u mean for them..while I m going on a High with that beautiful post!!! We didnt hv a beater back then, to brk the crystals i remember mom using her strongest spoon!! WOw quite a post, thks again for sharing..the dollops look inviting!!

  2. Ha deeba, i am going to land at ur door one of this day….Kidding! Mouth watering mango ice cream! Happy Mother’s Day.

  3. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes both you gals! Would love it if you land up one day…looking forward to it!! I mean it!! :0)

  4. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes both you gals! Would love it if you land up one day…looking forward to it!! I mean it!! :0)

  5. i love mango icecream. yours is so luscious.

  6. Laurie says:

    ooh..mango and pistachio’s, what a beautiful and delicate marriage! Very lovely Deeba!

  7. Medena says:

    Love how it sounds, and looks!!!Yummy! Great post!

  8. The only thing that stops me from trying this delicious ice-cream is the part that you have to whisk it every hour 5-6 times.

  9. Cynthia says:

    Oh lawd gal! :D I want some of that ice cream. I’ve never made ice cream using condensed milk before, I’ve got to try it. Thanks!

  10. familiabencomo says:

    Hummmm…. Mango! Can you imagine how healthy my bones will be once I master this recipe!?!?! OMG!!! I am writing my grocery list now b/c I’m making this tomorrow.

    It’s also sweet to read how you incorporate calcium into your children’s diet. We always have yogurt on hand too, but sadly it’s store-bought.

    Tanti baci,
    Amy

  11. singairishgirl says:

    Hi Deeba, I love that ice-cream, but is the condensed milk too sweet? Can I substitute it with something else? Thanks.

  12. Rachel says:

    I love that your icecream doesn’t have the artificial mangoey colour!

  13. by MAG says:

    Oh what an easy and delicious ice cream recipe! I’m definitely trying this one :) And thanks for all the useful information too :)

  14. That luks so great..feel like hvng it directly..

  15. Nandita says:

    I love the golden yellow colour…last summer I made mango icecream with coconut milk. I so want to try your version, i have the same Q as above, if the mangoes are already sweet, will the condenses milk make the end result very sweet or does the cream balance it? I want to try it this week at mom’s place. Can I use a hand blender? I don’t have any other machine for ice cream making ;)

  16. Shravan says:

    looks very delicious! Hope i can eat it one day!!

  17. Shravan says:

    Also your theme very much suits your blog!! Can you help me out with such a theme..

  18. girl, u simply rock!
    happy mother’s day to u dear deeba:)

  19. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Bee, Laurie, Medena…thanks; this is a winning combination!
    Howdee Ivy? Not so tough to whisk it really; the end result more than makes up for it. :0)
    Hiya Cynthia…that was what grabbed my attention too at Arundati’s blog & was the reason I wanted to make it. Cuts out loads of time & cooking!!
    Amy bella…here’s to healthy bones. Fresh yogurt is part of life in India primarily because we didnt get packaged pasteurised yogurt till about 5 years ago…can you believe that? Now it’s just routine…tanti baci :0)
    Singairishgirl & Nandita…surprisingly enough, the condensed milk balances off the sweetness with the cream, & isnt too sweet at all; just right in fact. I used just a hand blender, & then later on just the baloon whisk because half the time we have no electricity. Worked fine for me. :0)
    Muchas gracias Rachel, MAG & SMN…you made my day!
    Thanks Shravan…mail me; would be glad to help.
    Thanks Sia…you made my day again!! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!

  20. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Bee, Laurie, Medena…thanks; this is a winning combination!
    Howdee Ivy? Not so tough to whisk it really; the end result more than makes up for it. :0)
    Hiya Cynthia…that was what grabbed my attention too at Arundati’s blog & was the reason I wanted to make it. Cuts out loads of time & cooking!!
    Amy bella…here’s to healthy bones. Fresh yogurt is part of life in India primarily because we didnt get packaged pasteurised yogurt till about 5 years ago…can you believe that? Now it’s just routine…tanti baci :0)
    Singairishgirl & Nandita…surprisingly enough, the condensed milk balances off the sweetness with the cream, & isnt too sweet at all; just right in fact. I used just a hand blender, & then later on just the baloon whisk because half the time we have no electricity. Worked fine for me. :0)
    Muchas gracias Rachel, MAG & SMN…you made my day!
    Thanks Shravan…mail me; would be glad to help.
    Thanks Sia…you made my day again!! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!

  21. Manggy says:

    Oooh, this is your famous ice cream! It looks delicious, Deeba! I especially like the classy spoon you used ;)

  22. Aparna says:

    Delicious icecream, Deeba! Have been away for a while but can see you have been cooking and baking up a storm of lovely food, as usual.

  23. Arundathi says:

    nice looking icecream – hope you’re all rested now – that sounded like a lot of work! :) the mint sounds like a great idea!

  24. Great looking Ice cream, I made Mango and Pista IC last year, yummy!
    My son said your Chocolate Panna cotta tasted like chocolate marshmallow, loved it. Thanks!:))
    Happy Mother’s day, enjoy the weekend.

  25. Mike of Mike's Table says:

    Deeba, thanks for the mention! :-) Your take on mango ice cream looks fantastic and you definitely score major points (or at least arm definition) for doing this entirely by hand! :o The result looks wonderfully creamy and smooth.

    I was just contemplating revisiting mango ice cream this weekend now that they’re so available by me…lol, if only I didn’t already fill my freezer with other ice creams. Step one: admitting I have a problem! :o

  26. nicisme says:

    Oh how I love mango ice cream! I just made some mango sorbet and I think I’ll be trying this one soon. Pistachio nuts is brilliant to add – a great entry to the BB event.
    You gave me a laugh about ‘Dermadoc’, I think he is on his way to fame for sure!!

  27. Jamie says:

    Deeba, this is my first visit to your blog and your presentation is beautiful! I so could eat that whole bowl of ice cream! Thank you for the recipe!

  28. JZ @ Tasty treats says:

    Thanks a lot Deeba for this wonderful recipe. Just what I was looking for..will be trying this out soon and posting with full credits to u ofcourse!!! Thanks again!

  29. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Mango and pistachio ice cream? Oh, Deeba, you need to submit this to Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Das. Seriously, it’s sensational.

    Heartfelt thanks for your kind words and for your excellent points about osteoporosis. And please tell your little ones for me that that they have a a very special mom. :)

    I truly hope we get to meet in person one day. (And dermdoc will be with me of course!) Sorry about that. We have logging in-logging out issues. What can I say? :)

    Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  30. Divya Vikram says:

    you make me drool over ur pics everyday..love these..seems u have a lot of herbs from ur garden..Your pics convey that..love the fresh leaves over the icecream

  31. Bellini Valli says:

    I’ll take this way of getting my calcium. Can I have 3 bowls of this a day:D

  32. meeso says:

    This sounds yummy and the pictures are really beautiful!

  33. arundati says:

    awesome!! babes…you will give b&J’s a run for their money!! am gonna try this ….

  34. Lovely recipe.Its so yummy..

  35. Kalai says:

    Beautiful ice cream, Deeba!! :)

  36. Pearlsofeast says:

    Deeba dear.Thanks for sharing the recipe.It was a hit at the party. all the ladies were excited to know the great recipe.I have asked them to check ur blog.Really it was awesome.I had sprinkled some cardamon so it tasted like a creamy kulfi served with the cone. Thanks and looking forward for some enticing recipes.

  37. Madhuram says:

    The ice cream looks so DELICIOUS Deeba. I’m gonna try it very soon.

  38. This is the easiest and the most delectable mango icecream that i have had. I completely agree with your husband's opinion that it is better than Ben & Jerry's. Plus the color combination of mango with pista looks amazing. Thanks Deeba for sharing all these wonderful recipes with us. I am going to be making this quite frequently now (considering that it is the mango season).

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