Go! Make some Mango Ice-Cream!

Posted on November 23rd, 2008 by god

Arvind here on a very cold, icy day in Coventry (middle of England). The weather has become bitingly cold here and it is all down to some Arctic winds.

So on a day like this, would you have some hot chocolate or what? However, how about making your own exotic ice-cream at home? On an icy day like this, it is a question of if you can’t beat them, join them!

Being an accomplished cook with Indian food, someone on Flowers recently asked me for my food tips and here is my recipe for an exotic Indian ice-cream.

Many a time when I have had friends for dinner, I have served this wonderful mango saffron ice cream which has gone down really well. It is easy to make and takes very little time:-

• Tub of vanilla ice cream
• Can of mango pulp (or the pulp from 2 large mangoes)
• Small carton of double cream
• Saffron


Get a large mixing bowl.
Add the ice cream and mango pulp.
Mix well till consistent and the ice cream has melted a bit.
Add the double cream and mix well again.
Finally add a sprinkling of saffron and blend.
Put in large plastic tubs or serving dishes and leave in freezer till solid again.

You could be really creative and make a saffron heart as in the pictures above and below :-)

Leave in fridge for half an hour before serving to allow ice cream to soften. Share and enjoy. Simply divine!

It doesn’t take a lot to bring more joy into our lives and to share our goodness. So as you feast on this ice cream, please do share your recipes to “warm” up or “cool” down any day…

And how do you share some of the goodness in your life?

hearty ice cream!

13 Responses to “Go! Make some Mango Ice-Cream!”

  1. Arvind,

    Even though I don’t like mango, you make that sound so good. I like my own homemade vanilla bean ice cream. My favorite thing to warm up with is an excellent non-fat latte in a quiet coffee house with my husband and I enjoying each others company. The smell of coffee makes me happy…really happy!!!

    For cooling down, ice cold homemade lemonade in an air conditioned home or ice cream…

    …man, now I want ice cream!!!

    Have you had garlic ice cream…surprisingly it is quite good and refreshing. Warning, you may smell like garlic for a week.


  2. Emma says:

    Yum, sounds delicious Arvind, thank you.

    I’m with you CC on the air conditioning. Not very environmentally friendly but very necessary in the fifty degree heat of the Dubai summers. I have also started to put my face and body cream in the fridge – heavenly on a hot day. On a cold day (not too many around here) I can’t resist a glass of vin chaud, or spiced wine. Delicious.

    As for sharing some goodness, sometimes all it takes is a smile and a kind word to those who yoe feel need it at that moment in time. :)

  3. Jim says:

    A carton of double cream Arvind…..

    Blimey – is this posted under health?

    Maybe a smoothie version would work?

  4. A/C says:


    I must say looks and sound tasty.. BUT
    you have commited a sin

    YES I am afraid you have…

    Firstly you are using tinned mangoes… ARGHHHHHHH
    Fresh is the only way to go.. :) OK I know you are in the UK but hey no excuse.. lol…
    and second you are want me to mash them up and pollute their awesome flavour with Ice Cream.. arghhhhhhh

    No no you slice them gently, you place them lovingly atop you ice cream then you devour them….

    In the full understand of why they are the Fruit of the Gods….

    One of benefits of Christmas in Oz

    • Arvind says:

      A/C – the best mangoes in the world are from India – Alphonso and Kesar are the names. They are normally in season for a few weeks from April each year and here in London we do get some crates if we are lucky.

      Now if I had THOSE mangoes, I wouldn’t even bother with the ice cream :-)

      • Gareth in Thailand says:

        Mango every morning for breakfast as well as Papaya, pineapple and banana – all freshly picked the day before, no need for ice cream. Not sure about your Indian ones being the best as I’ve had great mango fruit all over Asia but I suspect you might be a little biased there Mr Devalia.

  5. Purple13 says:

    Double cream… can I substitute for clotted cream???? (ha ha Jim!)

    SOunds great and with the weather, you don’t need a fridge to set it – just place it outside the door.

  6. Lib says:

    I am soooo trying this Arvind! Thanks.

    Do you know how long saffron keeps for?

    • Arvind says:

      Lib – saffron keeps for years if kept in a tightly sealed container.

      To get even more of its essence, best thing is to soak a few strands of saffron in a few spoonfuls of boiling water for 15 minutes before adding to the ice cream mixture.

      Good luck – and enjoy!

      Do let us know on here how you got on :-)

  7. Do you know that God offers us a life beyond this one??
    For more info, take a look at…

    Matthew chapter 24 NIV (New International Version of the Bible.)

    Signs of the End of the Age
    1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2″Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
    3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
    4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,[a]‘ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
    9″Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
    15″So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[b] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.
    26″So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
    29″Immediately after the distress of those days
    ” ‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
    the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[c]
    30″At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
    32″Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[d]is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation[e] will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
    The Day and Hour Unknown
    36″No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
    42″Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
    45″Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Matthew chapter 25 NIV

    1″At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
    6″At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
    7″Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
    9″ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
    10″But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
    11″Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’
    12″But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’
    13″Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
    The Parable of the Talents
    14″Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. 15To one he gave five talents[a] of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. 17So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. 18But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
    19″After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’
    21″His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
    22″The man with the two talents also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’
    23″His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
    24″Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
    26″His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
    28″ ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
    The Sheep and the Goats
    31″When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
    34″Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
    37″Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
    40″The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
    41″Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
    44″They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
    45″He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
    46″Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
    a. Matthew 24:5 Or Messiah; also in verse 23
    b. Matthew 24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11
    c. Matthew 24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4
    d. Matthew 24:33 Or he
    e. Matthew 24:34 Or race
    f. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.
    a. Matthew 25:15 A talent was worth more than a thousand dollars.
    Matthew 24-25 (New International Version)
    New International Version (NIV)
    Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

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