Mango Icecream

Mango Icecream

I love mangoes. Brin loves them even more than me (poor me). It is the nectar of the Gods! The number of varieties of mangoes in India is enormous, with such varied tastes and textures. In England, you really have to trawl the Indian shops to find the best tasting ones. And being airfreighted, they are expensive indeed. Supermarkets are not a place to buy mangoes, if you want the tasty and sweet ones, that is. Having said that, I have found quite bland ones in the Indian shops as well, so you have to know your mangoes. One of the sweetest and flavourful varieties is “Alphonso”, which sparks something of a craze in India during mango season. It as so stays well and firm after ripening which makes it ideal for export. But Mangoes are seasonal and expensive. Given an alphonso mango in hand, I would rather eat it whole than cook or juice it. So I use canned mango pulp instead, alphonso and kesar varieties are freely available even in supermarkets. Continue reading

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