This coconut mango ice cream recipe is a really simple but delicious quick vegan recipe treat that's perfect for a hot summer evening. It's healthy enough that you could have it for breakfast, too!
In fact, Phil said as he was eating this that he'd like to have it 3 meals a day. If you're looking for healthy vegan recipes to impress, this one is something you can whip out at the end of a dinner party with fancy garnishes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes enough for 4 small servings
You can take this idea in all kinds of different flavor directions. My favorites are strawberry, banana and mango - or combining banana with strawberry or mango.
Phil really likes banana with some carob powder for a chocolate ice cream. You could also work from a banana base and add a bit of fresh mint and some chocolate/carob chips, or swirl in some peanut butter or (vegan) cookie dough.
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Hey guys! This is Heather from HealthyVeganRecipes.net. Today I’m very excited because we are going to make some coconut mango ice cream. Now this is a really really savour recipe and if you wanna jump ahead to all the ingredients you can get over to HealthyVeganRecipes.net
But it’s basically about blending some frozen fruits so I’m gonna do mango today but there are all kinds of possibilities you can get into.
Now, what a lot of people have been looking at lately and I’ve seen a lot of post about this is on the internet is banana ice cream. And what you do is take a banana and the best thing to do is to peel them before you put them in the freezer and then just freeze them.
And so I have accumulated a bunch of ripe bananas. It will last a little while and so I just have a bag full of frozen bananas and this is just from my freezer. I used them in smoothies everyday and then every so often Phil and I will have some ice cream.
And then I also because I want it to make a little bit different today have some frozen mangoes and so what I’ve done is the same thing. I cut out the mangoes, put it in the freezer and I’m just putting this all in a food processor and mangoes were on special and they were actually very ripe which is rare in Canada.
So I bought a bunch and put them all in a bag, same thing. The other thing I like to do is strawberry ice cream so I also have some strawberries and this is rather small supply for me.
I went strawberry picking with my mom kinda like about a month ago now and so I had this massive container of strawberry in my freezer, it was excellent! There was a lot of, lot of strawberry ice cream going on.
So, basically that’s all there is to it. You stick some fruits in a food processor. I find a food processor works better because it’s not gonna be as liquid so you can try using a blender but usually you gotta have to add a little bit of juice.
And that kinda be nice too if you’re doing a mango ice cream. I’d add some pineapple juice and that would really really be nice for flavour. And also gets it going a little bit.
But if you do have a food processor it goes more smoothly and one of the main thing is that it is a lot easier to take a spatula and get every last little bit out of there because in a blender I always feel like I’m missing just a little bit, just under the blade and I’m the kind of person who does not like to waste food because I like to eat it.
Alright! So, I’ve got one banana and probably the equivalent of one mango, maybe a little bit less but I’ve got a, like I said all chopped up at once so benefit there is you can make as much more little as you like.
And all I gonna do is stick the cover on my food processor and give it a whirl. So depending how frozen your fruit is, it might get very chunky and dry in which case you can add a little bit of juice like I said or even just water if you don’t have any juice that’s fine.
The amount of fruit in here and especially if you have really ripe fruit it will give a ton of flavour. And I like to add banana in with the mango just because I like the flavour but you can definitely do all mango, I’ve done that before and it is fantastic!
So scraped that down on the sides a little bit make sure it gets all blended and turn this on again, alright! So keep going until its really smooth and it might take a little while, it usually does but you should wind up with a really nice it will be soft but it should be very very smooth.
And just keep going until you see the, I usually see a ball moving around the food processor.
So you can make it really pretty, put it in a cocktail glass or a little glass dish and for the coconut, what you can do is either blend the coconut into the ice cream which I do and enjoy or you can sprinkle some on top which looks pretty and I don’t know, a little bit different so both options excellent. I’ve done that both and I love them both.
If you toast the coconut a little bit, it makes a nice and crispy and brings out the flavour a little bit more so like I said very simple and you can experiment with all kinds of different fruits. My favourites are strawberry, banana and mango or a combination of some of those.
I usually keep the strawberry and the mango separate but the banana will combine with either one. I have also tried blueberry, doesn’t work so well because blueberries aren’t as creamy they just get kinda jelly like so they make a good pudding but not exactly the creamy ice cream texture that you’re looking for.
So I hope you enjoyed it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below and again you can find the recipe over at HealthyVeganRecipe.net for our coconut mango ice cream.