Sorbetto di Mango–Mango Sorbet

by cakeduchess on July 18, 2011 · 25 comments

Before I get to my post and recipe, I wanted to tell you about a wonderful way to help end hunger in America. I’m proud to have been selected as a Brand Ambassador for the Foodbuzz/Yahoo! Support Share our Strength Program.

Now on to my delicious post:

Although I don’t happen to have a green thumb, there are a few things that survive in my garden. One of them happens to be my gorgeous mango tree. It came with the house. I had nothing to do with it becoming the generous and glorious fruit-bearing tree that it is.

Nonetheless, it has survived since we became the owners of it. That in itself is something to say, right? Like possibly I have a green pinky? And our basil is really lovely. So is my rosemary and oregano. So all hope isn’t lost for my future in becoming an organic gardener after I write my first book and open a cake shop.
I’m content and thrilled with my green pinky. How’s them apples?

Where did that phrase come from anyway?

This is what I’ve found on my lawn every day since we’ve come home. Thank you, beautiful mango tree.
You may be wondering how I looked this summer in Italy. That is me. That is basically what I wore every day. I do the same thing we go every year. I over pack and then I wear the same outfit over again. You think I’d be smart enough to leave more room for the cookies I bring back.
We were at a grigliata. One of a few we attended while in Italy. A grigliata is basically a barbecue. A barbecue with lots of meats. But first there is lasagne or some some other pasta dish and other appetizers. And they don’t use sauces like we do here in the States. They use olive oil with herbs and salt on the meats. I can assure you it is delicious. Simple and delicious.

My son Luca (5 yrs old) took this shot of us eating.
I took this shot of the group. It’s quite a large family. We were at cousin Caterina’s house that Saturday. There were lots of new kitties in the yard for the kids to play with when we finished eating.

Here is one of the new kitties. Gabriella (almost 10) took this photo. Pretty cute kitty.
I have 1000’s of photos of Italy to sort through and promise to put them together in posts in the next few weeks. And now this is where we will spend five minutes every day until we start melting from the intense heat.

Summer is too short. I’m really grumpy most of the year. But summer is when I’m really, REALLY happy. Winking smile

What season makes you HAPPY?Smile


Sorbetto di Mango – Mango Sorbet
15 mangoes
2 cups of sugar syrup (boil one cup of water with sugar until the egg dissolves. chill before using)
1 egg white
7 Key limes (or regular limes)

Clean the mangoes and blend them in the blender. *I had to process the mangoes in two portions. I divided 1/2 the syrup to the first batch and then 1/2 to the second batch in the blender. Add the egg white and the lime juice and blend together. Add the mangoes to your ice cream maker and make according to your machines directions. * This yielded two containers of mango sorbet. My ice-cream maker came with two and I filled both.

Buon Appetito! Hope you are keeping cool and relaxing this summer. Thanks for stopping by. Smile

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria July 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Such a refreshing summer treat!


Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow July 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Yum! Looks delicious! Perfect for this weather!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Absolutely perfect treat for this hot weather!!


foodwanderings July 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Nice!! Such a beautiful recap of your trip and themangoes are gorgeous!! Love your sorbet version!! delicious!!


Maris(In Good Taste) July 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I think you are a much better gardner then you give yourself credit for! This looks so refreshing. mango is one of my very favorites!


Lo-mo July 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I love the colour on that sorbet! I would love to have my own mango tree but sadly, the weather here would never allow it. I can’t wait for those Italy photos!


Erin July 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Beautiful pictures, what a great trip! the Sorbet sounds light and refreshing! Perfect color


Maureen July 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I started swooning when I read you had your own mango tree. I swear, if I ever get rich I’m going to sit in the bathtub and eat mangos until I’ve had my fill. Ahhh mangos.

Your sorbet looks fantastic!


Adelina July 19, 2011 at 12:39 am

I made Yahoo my homepage. Thanks for your post. Summer makes me happy too. I love your sorbet!


Lizzy July 19, 2011 at 12:48 am

Lucky you with the mangos! Love the Italy photos…and looking forward to your next batch :)


Reeni July 19, 2011 at 12:55 am

Welcome back! Can’t wait to see more of your pictures! Summer produce makes me happy but I’m pretty grumpy in the heat. Winter is when I truly shine.


Monet July 19, 2011 at 1:18 am

I loved seeing a few more of your pictures from Italy. You looked beautiful over there, my dear! And you know I loved that kittie :-) Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you had a great start to your week. Much love!


Chef Dennis July 19, 2011 at 2:09 am

what a wonderful trip! I can’t wait to see more of your pics! Your mango sorbet looks delicious, my wife would love that sorbet, I may have to make it for her, but I’ll have to pick mine at the grocer!


Sandra July 19, 2011 at 2:21 am

I love your photos Lora..great, colorful and happy!! Sorbet sounds incredible, delicious and perfect for this hot summer..Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!!!


El July 19, 2011 at 2:44 am

The mango sorbet looks sensational. Looking forward to seeing more of your Italy trip too.


Pretend Chef July 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I really want to take a moment and thank you for my surprise in the mail. Receiving the postcard from Italy made me extremely giddy. It is hanging on the fridge with no plans for it to ever come down. Haha! That really made my day. Thank you again. It was truly appreciated. I can’t wait to see more pictures from the trip. That mango sorbet looks so delicious and I’m envious of your tree. I really need to think about moving into a house soon so I can have a beautiful garden. Sigh.


Sanjeeta kk July 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

A perfect treat for another Mango lover! Are these mangoes from your home garden, Lora?


shocolaate July 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Sounds so yummy! The photographs are gorgeous!


A Thought For Food July 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Sounds like you had a relaxing time! I’m so jealous! And this mango sorbet is exactly what I could use right now!


claire gallam July 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

MMMMM, sorbet is my favorite. Plus, I love all of your photos :)


Mari July 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Great Pictures, love the beach one :) Your Mango sorbet recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

Happy Tuesday :)


Foodiva July 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

You added 15 mangoes for this sorbet? Wow, great thing you have a mango tree in your yard (I do too, isn’t it great?). Love your pictures of Italy and the family and adorable kitty. Hope you’re having the loveliest time over there, Lora!


Pegasuslegend July 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

These are so plentiful here in Merritt Island right now, actually bought a basket full on the road last week! I guess I know what Ill be doing TRYING this one!


Vicki Bensinger July 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Wow I would die to have a mango tree in my backyard. You are so lucky. Fifteen mangoes for the sorbet sounds like it will have an incredible flavor. Try adding some of the zest from the lime as well. You’ll be surprised how it kicks up the flavor and adds a new dimension. I wish I had a mango tree!


Happy When Not Hungry July 21, 2011 at 12:35 am

I would love to have a mango tree in my yard!!! This sorbet looks fabulous. Great post!


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