Frozen Dessert | Mango Sorbet … Taste of Yellow for Barbara!

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

Pablo Picasso

Mango Sorbet It’s raining summer desserts at home.  The mango crop has been fantastic {as has been the peach harvest}.  How better to celebrate this luscious fruit than with David Lebovitz!  The man is genius, and his Mango Sorbet an absolute  winner! The Perfect Scoop is a favorite on my shelf; indispensable for ice cream lovers. Remember the Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream? Droolicious stuff!Mango SorbetI’ve had this Mango Sorbet in my drafts for a bit. Then suddenly this week things took a turn for the worse … the power grid collapsed, not once but  twice! 12 hours without electricity, then back, then gone again for 4 hours! Just when we kind of resurrected, the second collapse came by, 14 hours this time! While newspapers and TV channels were crying themselves hoarse about the worlds biggest black out, 600 million folk without power, all I could think about was “my mango sorbet”!Mango SorbetIt was a good lesson in preparedness for the future that awaits the generations to come. As kids we’ve lived different times, a country traditionally having exposed its people to frequent power cuts, so it was no big deal as power would go off all the time. Add to it black outs during the Indo Pak war in 1971. Brown paper darkened the windows, jets flew low over the town, sirens echoed over the city, trenches were ready and waiting. No power and no back up … and it didn’t bother us!Mango SorbetCut to now! The power goes off and the inverter cuts in. Instant solution and the kids barely even notice. The grid failure was different however! They learnt a new lesson … when the national grip trips, NO ONE knows when the power will be back! And another yummy one … grid failure is time for smoothies, ice cream, loads of food cooked non stop by a mother who cannot see food wasted!Dark chocolate mousse Remember my frozen cherries I mentioned in the Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie post? Ho hum… since they threatened not to be frozen for long, they were hurriedly cooked with balsamic vinegar and made to top a delicious dessert to fill these gorgeous Urban Dazzle glasses. Resulthappy family who didn’t complain about power cuts! Recipe to be posted next …Mango SorbetThe mango sorbet is light, refreshing, delicious and screams summer! It’s also my tribute to a beautiful lady – Barbara of Winos & Foodie who was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and sadly lost her battle recently. I was fortunate to meet her virtually on and off over her Yellow events; she was a fighter all the way! Monthly Mingle is the brainchild of the lovely Meeta @ Whats For Lunch Honey, and this month it celebrates Barbara’s spirit at the wonderful Jeanne @ Cook Sister. So positive, so full of energy, great sense of humour, always ready to share her experiences, Barbara held the food blogger world in awe, her love touching a lot of us. For years she successfully ran the Taste of yellow blog event. Of late, I had met her over Thermomix recipes after I bought one. RIP sweet Barbara … you were and are an inspiration to all of us!

{I am linking a few other yellow posts I did recently to this months Monthly Mingle}

Macaron à la Peaches et Crème Rustic Peach ‘n Plum Summer Galette  Fresh Peach Brown Streusel Coffee Cake

[print_this]Recipe: Mango Sorbet

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Summary: The mango sorbet is light, refreshing, delicious and screams summer! Recipe adapted minimally from ‘The Perfect Scoop’, David Lebovitz.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes plus freezing time


  • 1kg 200g mango, chopped {net weight} {5-6 mangoes}
  • 160g powdered sugar {or normal sugar for Thermomix}
  • 170g water {equal weight of ice cubes for Thermomix}
  • Juice of 3 limes


  1. Thermomix recipe
  2. Cut and freeze mango.
  3. Place sugar in TM bowl and pulverize on speed 10 for 7 seconds.
  4. Add frozen mango, lime juice and ice cubes and process on speed 10 for 1 minute until smooth. Use TM spatula if necessary to scrape the sides.
  5. serve immediately or transfer to a bowl and freeze until required.
  6. Ice Cream Maker Recipe
  7. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sugar or lime juice if required.
  8. Chill the mixture and then place in your ice cream maker, according to manufacturer instructions.


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  • Ah a mango sorbet. Just wish mangoes were still available. I wish mango season were still around!

    • 4 years ago

      No mangoes in Mumbai? We have mango ‘floods’ here still @ Rs 50 a kilo!

  • 4 years ago

    A wonderful dessert and tribute to Barbara! This sorbet must be quite addictive.



  • 4 years ago

    I gotta taste that yellow, emm emmmm!

  • 4 years ago

    The most beautiful yellow I can see 🙂

  • I am tempted to buy a thermomix after seeing your ice-cream post. I want to find out from you though, do I have to always freeze the ingredients beforehand, or can thermomix churn like a normal ice-cream maker does?

    • 4 years ago

      You know I think of you each time I reach for that book! Yes, everything has to be frozen beforehand, as cut fruit, or in ice trays if it’s an egg custard… and then the blades are strong enough to simply pulverize everything into a smooth blend at top speed.

      • Oh you are a Sweetie, Deeba, I feel so touched ! I am so so tempted to just splurge on thermomix, you made it sound so easy, much easier than my current failing ice cream maker:-(

  • A beautiful tribute to Barbara

  • So… after being tempted by your recipes all these months I have finally decided to buy an ice-cream maker!! Will make sure I try all your recipes after that 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    So many lovely recipes to honour Barbara, her life and her spirit. Such tasty treats depute the pitfalls of modern society. No electricity for so long, it makes us wonder what we did before!!!

  • 4 years ago

    Sorbet is one of my favorite desserts. It’s so good.
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  • 4 years ago

    That yellow is just so beautiful….!!!

  • 4 years ago

    Wow! This is such a beautiful dessert. Impressive! Have a great day.

  • Born27
    4 years ago

    This is so good! I am thankful that our mango tree at the back of our house is having fruits right now. I will prepare this for my family! Thank you for the recipe.

  • Renita Ghosh
    4 years ago

    I love your recipes. They are so simple yet so tasty! When I saw this recipe I had to give it a shot… afterall it is made of my favourite fruit Mango. For that matter, I get sad when the season ends. My husband makes sure that our fridge is loaded with mango drinks, Jumpin being my fav. On that note… have you checked out the recent video they have come out with? Two grannies having a dance off. I enjoy watching it again and again. They are adorable, check them out here:

    • Reshmi V
      4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information Renita…I just shared the Jumpin video. One step at a time towards bringing about a change right?

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