Vegan Mango Ice Cream is a delicious, creamy, rich ice cream jam-packed with freshness from mangoes. This homemade ice cream is a perfect way to beat the summer heat and enjoy the natural flavors of mangoes.
Why Make Vegan Mango Ice Cream at Home?
There are so many reasons you should try this delicious Homemade Mango Ice Cream recipe. These are:
Firstly, it is a vegan recipe. All the ingredients are plant-based. So, there are no dairy ingredients involved.
It is super creamy! The creaminess is beyond your imagination. The texture is light, and the ice cream literally melts in your mouth.
It is very tasty. You will get the perfect sweet and rich flavor of mango along with a creamy texture. It is truly tasteful and refreshing ice cream.
It is very healthy. Because it is homemade, there are no preservatives or artificial flavorings.
It is sugar-free! Because mangoes are naturally very sweet, you don't need to add sugar to them.
Lastly, it is effortless to make. All the ingredients are readily available at any grocery store. Plus, the ingredients are very economical, making it an effortless and pocket-friendly recipe.
Homemade Mango Ice Cream Ingredient breakdown
Here is everything you need for this ice cream:
Mango: The main hero of this ice cream is the mangoes. This tropical fruit is also known as the king of all fruits. That's because it has a very sweet, rich, and out of this world flavor. When choosing mangoes from this ice cream, make sure you choose the ones that are completely ripe. Ripe mangoes are the sweetest.
Lime: Juice from fresh lime will add a slight acidity to the ice cream. It also balances out the sweetness of the mangoes. You can use lemon juice instead of lime juice as well.
Coconut milk: Because it is a dairy-free recipe, you are going to replace dairy milk with coconut milk. Coconut milk is rich, creamy, and gives the ice cream the creamy texture you crave.
Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon adds a beautifully warm and comforting flavor to the dish.
Salt: Adding salt will help in bringing out the flavor of the mango, however, this is an optional ingredient.
Vanilla Extract: for flavor, optional
Brown Sugar: Optional
Can you use light coconut milk?
Most people ask if they can use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk. Yes, you can use it but keep in mind it won't be as creamy as you desire. To ensure the ice cream is creamy, you need fat from coconut milk. So, choose organic, creamy coconut milk. Also, don't substitute almond milk for coconut
You won't get the same texture with almond milk, either.
Can You Make Vegan Mango Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker?
Suppose you don't have an ice-cream churner, no problem! You can still make creamy and tasteful mango ice cream. All you have to do is freeze the mango chunks before blending. Secondly, you will have to work a little harder by placing the prepared ice cream mixture in a freezer-safe container. Put it in the freezer and stir after regular intervals. Remember that stirring is crucial. This way, you will get perfectly smooth ice cream.
Vegan Mango Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Machine
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Vegetable Peeler
- 2 Cups Ripened Mango
- 1½ Cups Coconut Cream
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar Optional
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt Optional
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Optional
- ½ Lime Juiced
Using an Ice Cream Machine
- Pour all ingredients in a blender, except for ½ cup of coconut cream.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the blended mango mixture into a mixing bowl and add the remainder of the coconut cream. Use a whisk to combine until smooth.
- Add the mixture to the ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturers' instruction.
- Serve immediately!
Using a Blender
- If you plan on just using a blender, it is recommended to freeze the mango chunks for at least an hour before blending.
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Once smoothly blended, pour in a glass container and freeze for about 15 minutes before servings.