You don’t need and ice cream maker to make amazing ice cream. You’ve got to try this no-churn mango ice cream with a Mexican touch. The recipe is so easy and I promise it’ll become a summer favorite.
Mango Ice Cream
I’m so thrilled to be sharing with you this mango ice cream. It’s one of my favorites — and that says a lot because I tend not to be a big fan of dairy ice cream.
This recipe is so incredibly easy!
You don’t need an ice cream maker. You don’t need to churn it. Lastly, you don’t need a ton of ingredients. As a matter of fact, you only need 4 simple easy to find ingredients.
How amazing is that?!
Mexican Ice Cream
Have you guys ever eaten traditional Mexican ice cream or helado as it’s called in Spanish?
The majority of our ice creams, and popsicles too, are fruit-based. Many of them are made by blending the fruits with water, a sweetener and sometimes other ingredients too.
We, of course, also have fruit and dairy based ones but more often than not my favorite flavors are the ones that are non-dairy based. Simply because I feel like I can taste the fruits better in the water ones than in the dairy ones.
One of my most favorite Mexican ice cream and popsicle flavors has always been mango — either water or dairy based, love them both. So when I found myself with an overabundance of mangos I knew it was time to make some helado de mango!
No Churn Ice Cream
A Mexican friend of mine once told me about a special ice cream her sister-in-law made which neither required an ice cream maker nor a custard sauce.
Since we never got her recipe I set out to do some research and found this very easy recipe. It only requires 4 ingredients, there’s no churning involved, no eggs, no custard making and best of all no ice cream maker!
Pay close attention to the recipe ingredients below to see that special ingredient that gives this mango helado its uniquely creamy taste.
Easy Mango Ice Cream (No-Churn Mexican Ice Cream)
- 22 ounces mango roughly chopped (I used Ataulfo or champagne variety)
- 7 ounces Mexican crema full fat, don't use light or fat free
- 1 can 300 ml of sweetened condensed milk it is the regular-sized cans found everywhere
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- Pour the water into the blender then add the crema and the mango bits. Next pour in condensed milk, cover and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Make sure that all of the mango pieces have been blended. The blended amount will be 1.5 liters or around 50 oz.
- Pour the mixture into your container and use the spatula to scrape out all the mixture from the blender. Cover the container and place in the freezer. Allow to set for at least 6 hours or overnight. When ready to eat allow it to soften just a little so you can easily scoop out the ice cream. Enjoy!
Sour Cream Ice Cream (WHAT?!)
Did you catch the crema in the recipe?
This is what really gives this ice cream that smoothness and rich dairy flavor. You can probably tell from the photos that the texture is just like the regular kind, plus it stores just as well.
We love the fresh tropical mango flavor, the fruity sweet scent, and they way it feels so velvety smooth and melts into the tongue.
It isn’t for anyone on a diet, but this helado does tastes amazing! I can’t wait to make it again and perhaps even try a different seasonal fruit…hmmm.
How to Make This Recipe Vegan
I often get this question. For starters let me tell you that I’ve never veganized this recipe, but If I was going to I’d try the following.
The crema I’d substitute it with my vegan almond crema. As for the sweetened condensed milk I would use a coconut milk one.
I would love to make a vegan version, if I do I’ll be sure to share the results with you.
More Mango Recipes
As you can tell I’m a huge mango fan. So below are some amazing mango recipes to try.
- Mango & Orange Salsa
- Mango Lemon Bars
- Mango Flowers
- Avocado Mango Salsa
- Vegan Mango Pudding
- Pound Cake Topped with Mango
- Tropical Mango Smoothie
Check out these mango tips too
So tell me amigos, what’s your favorite way to eat mangos? Is it different from any of the recipes mentioned here? Tell me in the comments.
Enjoy your ice cream!