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
fresh ginger, peeled and grated
medjool dates, pitted and chopped, to desired sweetness
fresh lime juice with 1 tsp. lime zest
lemon verbena, basil leaves, or borage flowers, optional garnish
Macademia or pistachio nuts for optional crunchy topping
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.
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.
For the milkshake option combine the finished ice with the almond milk and process like a smoothie. Garnish with verbena if you like.