Friday, June 24, 2011

Mango-Mint-Rose Sorbet

The King of fruits picked up a royal fight with me and was very much justified in doing so - the fleshy fruit till date has not been featured in my blog and you can very well understand their angst in being left out. That does not mean we have not been gorging on this wonderful fruit bursting with nutrients - I made up for this  unintentional exclusion by making a delicious sorbet (pronounced sorbay) where the mangoes dazzled with mint and rose essence.That flavorful blend gave this frozen dessert a lovely taste. I read recently that mangoes are distantly related to cashews & pistachios- interesting !!!




Sorbets became popular around 1800 and was  served as in-between s as palate cleanser. Now it is enjoyed just like that as a very refreshing ice dish.They can be made with all fruits and if you so wish can add a dash of alcohol like vodka or brandy to make it more flavourful and smooth. Sorbets are a low-fat alternative to ice-creams and are a hit with my folks. You can also churn them in an ice-cream maker, that helps in non-formation of the ice crystals that delvelops when the mixture is freezed. On one of my blog-hopping I saw this recipe for mango sorbet that had mint as well as rose water to heighten the taste and got me hooked. Inspired, the mango sorbet made a flashy n tasty appearance and was savoured till the last bit.




What's in the Sorbet ---- 


  • Mangoes - 3 to 4-  peeled, pitted, diced
  • Mint - few sprigs -  roughly chopped
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 60 ml -approx
  • Pinch of salt
  • Rose essence - 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Water -  225 ml
  • Sugar - 180 gms- approx

How :-

In a small pan  combine the sugar, water and rose essence.Bring to a boil stirring once in a while until all the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and let it cool.
Place the cut mango into a blender and add the salt. Puree it fine and add milk, mint and vanilla extract. Run the blender till the pulp is evenly mixed.
Once the rose sugar syrup has cooled, add to the mango mixture. Blend the mix again.
Pour the mixture into a freezer safe container, and freeze for 4-6 hour.




Enjoy !



29 comments:

  1. delcious looking sorbet packed with flavors...

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  2. Lovely flavours in the Sorbet Priya...I wish to grab your bowl to chill out from the heat.

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  3. Sorbet looks super irresistible with wonderful flavours..yumm!

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  4. Oh wow, amazing, nice combination of flavors! I can finish the whole bowl in one go, if you pass me that bowl :)

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  5. What a great combination...Mango,mint and rose:-)

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  6. lip smacking. lovely combo of flavors.

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  7. Yummy combo ...n looks so gud ....wow

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  8. OMG this looks fantastic dear...mint flavour must had added great touch ...I want that bowl Priya :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Wonderful combination of flavors,nice preparation.

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  10. Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting!

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  11. Tempting bowl over here...Love the flavor of mint...should be great....

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  12. Flavorful and yummy combo,looks delicious.

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  13. Great dessert for summer and I love the combo of vanilla and rose flavor!

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  14. amazing combos...looks so delicious..very flavorful too

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  15. That's a wonderful combo. Looks so comforting.
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  16. One of the best things to have around for this sultry heat ~ love this totally :)
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  17. very yummy n tempting one..good one dear

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  18. Mango mango my fav fruit and this sorbet looks good :)
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  19. The only thing I am missing in your ingredients list is rose water! Will try it soon and let you know! :)

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  20. Perfect dessert to beat the heat..looks great!! Feel like grabbing that bowl full of goodness from the screen...looks so YUM!!

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  21. Both the colour and the flavour are perfect for summer! A yummy click :-)

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  22. bookmarked ...can't wait to give a try ...:)
    Tasty Appetite

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