Rustic mango ginger ice...with milkshake option

By • June 27, 2011 4 Comments

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Author Notes: I had a ripe mango that needed to be eaten. Melding this with ginger and some other tropical ingredients I processed this as an ice in my blender. Later I made a milkshake with half using almond milk and loved it that way.Sagegreen

Serves 1-2

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped, to desired sweetness
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice with 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon, optional
  • 5 ice cubes
  • lemon verbena, basil leaves, or borage flowers, optional garnish
  • Macademia or pistachio nuts for optional crunchy topping
  • 2 cups chilled unsweetened almond milk, optional
  1. Add the diced mango, chopped dates, grated ginger, lime zest and juice, optional bourbon and ice cubes to a food processor or ice cream maker. Process with the snow button or pulse until pureed.
  2. Pour into 1 or 2 glass dishes and garnish with basil and edible flowers, as in one photo, for a version like frozen soup if you use the processor. Or you can also freeze for later, then either shave or process as snow, as shown with the lemon verbena garnish. Top with nuts if you like.
  3. For the milkshake option combine the finished ice with the almond milk and process like a smoothie. Garnish with verbena if you like.

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about 4 years ago wssmom

On my way to market RIGHT NOW to fetch the mango and the dates ,,, incredibly, I have the bourbon on hand ...


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks! Let me know what you think. This is plenty sweet with the dates. You could add a little more bourbon, if you like.


about 4 years ago Beautiful, Memorable Food

Sounds delicious and what a gorgeous photo!


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, BMF. This whips up in the blender instantly. I like the intensity of the ginger with the dates.