A delicious and fresh coconut mango and pineapple sorbet with coconut flakes to top it all off. Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win your very own ice cream maker!
I’m pretty much a produce freak.
I blame it on food blogging, but secretly, I know I’ve pretty much always been this way.
I go seriously crazy trying to find the most perfectly ripe (but not over-ripe) mango, I must pick up and press on every single avocado, and I’m that weird-o knocking on watermelons while trying to hold them up to my ear. And somehow I never pick out the best watermelon, go figure. The husband? He’s a watermelon-picking-pro. Every single time he’s picked out a watermelon it’s been pretty much the best one ever. His technique? He just grabs one and puts in the cart.
I keep telling him, he could make a serious career out of perfect produce picking. I’d pay some serious dollars for that…
However, this past time when I went to the store, the babe was not having shopping. He was done right when I put him in the shopping cart. So, naturally, I had to hurry my quickest. I used the husband’s technique – just grab the produce and go.
I’m telling you – it totally works. I got the very best mango I’ve ever had. And the pineapple? Dripping with flavor. Literally – the juice was just dripping out of it as I cut it. Mmmmm.
And with some of the best ever produce, it made for some killer sorbet. I’m talking fresh, smooth, and flavor. Plus the sugar doesn’t hurt it either 🙂
Also, I finnnnally got an ice cream maker!!! I’ve been wanting one for-ev-er, but it just wasn’t super practical in our itty-bitty apartment at college, nor in our studio apartment in Boston, … but now? Oh it’s more than practical. The awesome people at Cuisinart let me try their 2-quart pure indulgence ice cream maker and I am completely in love with it. Not only is it sleek looking, but it’s super quick and the ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet tastes perfect-o. I’m pretty sure I’ve used it at least every other day since getting it in the mail. AND because I love it so much, and Cuisinart is SO awesome, they are letting me give one away to a very lucky reader! So, after the recipe, make sure to enter to win one. Oh, and sometimes the entry widget it slow to load, just a heads up 🙂
P.S. Even if you don’t win the ice cream maker, you’ve GOT to make this sorbet. It’s diiiii-vine.
- 1 large mango
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- Coconut flakes, optional
- Peel and pit the mango. Chop into large pieces (you should have a very rounded cup of the fruit). Remove the leaves and outer skin of the pineapple. Chop into large pieces.
- Combine the chopped mango, chopped pineapple, coconut milk, lime juice, and sugar in a large blender. Blend until smooth.
- Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. It took about 30 minutes for a perfect sorbet consistency.
- Enjoy immediately out of the machine topped with some sweetened coconut flakes if desired.
- If you want it for later, transfer to an airtight container and freeze in the freezer. Also, freeze any leftovers.
Here is the ice cream maker that I have, love, and highly recommend!
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