My Mango Soft Serve Experiment! (Gone Wrong!)

Mango Ice Cream
Mango Ice Cream

Hey, now! I came across a mango soft serve ice cream recipe a couple of weeks ago and finally decided to try it. The photos I saw online and on pinterest looked so tasty so I had to give it a try!

I started off with 3 basic ingredients.

  1. frozen mango
  2. lemon juice
  3.  heavy cream

However, I have seen alternate recipes for this. Some require only to puree the frozen mango. Some include frozen mango and banana, another is just the frozen mango, with heavy cream and a few optional drops of sweetener. Some even use plain or frozen yogurt in place of the heavy cream.


I felt the lemon juice would add a little zest to the flavor but I was so wrong. The outcome had a chalky mango taste that I did not like too much! If you look at the picture you can see 2 different textures of mango. One was an actual mango that I froze and the cubes are Dole frozen mango cubes that I purchased.

Starting off, a put some drops of lemon juice on the mangos and pureed them my blender until it was a nice creamy texture and then I added a little bit of heavy whipping cream at a time until it reached a consistency I liked. I did not use more that 1/4 cup of heavy cream.

Once I experienced the bland chalky flavor, I added a teaspoon of sugar. It helped a little but not much. I’m not sure where things went wrong. Was it the frozen mango? Was it the one I picked at the store? I am not experienced in selecting mangos so that could have been the start of my problems. I went by the info I found online. When I gripped the mango in the store it had a mushy texture.

Mango Ice Cream
My gross mango ice cream

I froze my blend and in about an hour it was set. Too bad it wasn’t very yummy to me! This recipe could work with a variety of fruits! I would love to hear what your created!

Thanks for stopping by!


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