Mango Ice Cream

An Island Favorite

Limes

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Mangos may not be native to the Islands, but then almost nothing else is, including Pineapples and Macadamias.  This dessert gets made frequently in Hawaii, and it pairs well with Macadamia Lace Cookies, for instance.

Mango Ice Cream

Hawaiian

Ingredients:

1 cup ripe Mango pulp, pureed
2 teaspoons Lime or Lemon Juice
1 cup Sugar
4 Eggs
2 cups Milk, scalded
2 cups Whipping Cream

Method:

Mix the Mango Puree, Lime or Lemon Juice, and half a cup of Sugar.  Set aside.

Beat the Eggs to thick.

Beat the remaining half a cup of Sugar into the Eggs.

Slowly add the scalded Milk.

Cook this mixture over hot water in a double boiler until a custard begins to coat the spoon.

Remove from the fire and chill.

Finally mix this custard, the MangoPuree and Whipping Cream together and freeze.

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