Growing up with warm weather year-round, the one perfect thing to have was ice cream.
Around the corner from our house there was a lady who sold ice cream from her home. Sometimes you could hear the coins dancing in our pockets as we ran to get our ice cream treat. Once in front of her door, we rang the bell and placed our orders for the ice cream already prepared in her freezer. Most of the time, we had limited choices, since there were just a few flavors.
Our favorites were creamy coconut ice cream, sweet and tangy tamarind, and the perfumey passion fruits with their bright color. So tasty.
She sold her ice creams in recycled Gerber baby food glass jars. That was long before recycling was popular, and yet, this lady was already recycling the baby food jars.
Although I can’t replicate those same exact flavors today, I decided to make something similar and serve it in recycled baby food glass jars as well. Enjoy!
Mango & Passion Fruit Ice
- 3 large mangoes
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 passion fruit
Put mangoes, lime juice and 3/4 cup simple syrup in a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl. Discard solid. (you’ll have about 3 cups).
In a medium bowl mix remaining simple syrup and scoop the pulp from passion fruit. Mix well.
Pour mango mixture into jars and top with passion fruit syrup. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.