Tuesday, April 07, 2009

366 Days Later

Yesterday, ECG and I celebrated one year of marriage.

To celebrate, I made a simple Christina-classic.

Mango Sour Cream Ice Cream
Adapted from 125 Best Ice Cream Recipes, Linton and Linton.

This ice cream, one that I've made more frequently than any other (and I'm a frequent ice cream maker), is heady with mango. The sour cream instead of custard base is creamy and dense, tangy and rich, and adds a fresh note that is welcome when it is warm outside. Once you've tried using sour cream as an ice cream base, I think you'll find whole new ways to apply it. Although I have not yet tried it, I think this recipe would be delicious with nectarines or strawberries to replace the mangoes. Play with it and let me know what you come up with.

You will need:
2 very ripe large mangoes
Several limes
Some sugar (between 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup, depending on the fruit's sweetness)
1 1/2 cups sour cream

To make the ice cream:
Peel the mangoes and cut the fruit off the pits. Place the fruit into a food processor with 1/4 cup sugar and the juice of one lime. Blend, pulsing the processor until the mixture is completely smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the sour cream until completely combined. Taste. Most likely at this point you will need a touch more sugar; remember, that ice cream should be a little on the sweet side, since once it is frozen, it won't taste as sweet. Add sugar as necessary. Does it taste bright enough? If not, add more lime juice. Stir again to make sure to combine all ingredients, and place the mixture in a covered container to chill (in both senses of the word) for a few hours before pouring into your ice cream maker. From here on out, follow the directions your ice cream machine provides.

This is sweet goodness, I tell you. All of it.


Lucy said...

Happy Anniversary. I can't believe it's been an entire year already...congratulations!

Glorious, glorious ice cream to celebrate with. A sign of the summer days to come, I imagine, too.

Patrick said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, lots of exciting things are happening with you right now. New relationship, trip to Europe, new house.

What's that Chinese curse? May you live in interesting times?

I hope you guys keep finding fun and exciting things in life, and certainly wish you all the best.

The ice cream looks great too.

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary! Sooooo wish I had an ice-cream maker!

Shaheen said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Mango is one of my favourite ingredients, can't wait to try this out some time in the Summer.

pam said...

Happy anniversary!

NerdMom said...

Happy Anniversary!

Christina said...

Lucy: Thank you. It has been quite a year, too.

Patrick: We do live in interesting times, indeed, and I'm so thankful to have ECG's partnership through these times. Thank you for your kind words.

Wendy: You must remedy that situation immediately. I think you need to hint to D that this would make a wonderful gift for whatever gifting occasion is coming up next for you.

Mangocheeks: Welcome to my blog! I'm glad to have you here. I hope you enjoy this ice cream as much as I do.

Pam: Thanks!

Nerdmom: Thank you!

Bec said...

Wow! I'm making this right away. I love my ice cream maker and have been doing sorbets to use up the dropping citrus in the yards around me.


Just found your blog and have been enjoying it!

Melikay said...

Happy Anniversary Christina! I can't wait to make this ice cream--sounds soooo yum!

Bec said...

Made the ice cream last night and it was everything I hoped it would be. Awesome recipe. Do you care if I put a link to it on my page?

Christina said...

Bec: I'm so glad it turned out well for you. Isn't it delicious? You're more than welcome to link it up on your site. Have a wonderful day.