This mango nice cream recipe is a nice alternative to ice cream because it contains no added sugar! See how easy it is to create a simple frozen mango dessert with little more than a food processor and frozen fruits. This recipe is dairy-free, added sugar-free, and scoops nicely. Save your overripe mangos to make this cooling dessert that goes perfectly with your favorite ice cream toppings.
In the world of fruit, what’s better than a perfectly ripe mango? I’ll tell you, my friends, the answer may be this frozen dessert made of blended frozen mango. So simple yet so delicious.
Unlike most of my smoothie recipes, a regular blender is really not going to cut it for this one. You should use a food processor for the best results. I also recommend cutting your mangoes into very small pieces and letting them freeze in a single-layer on baking trays.
My food processor seemed to be struggling a bit in breaking down the larger pieces of frozen mangoes. You can see in the recipe video below that I had to steady the processor with my hand. It was jumping all over the table!
Admittedly, making frozen fruit nice cream is a bit more work than making smoothies. You have to stop the food processor to scrape down the sides often with a spatula. It also takes longer to blend nice creams to full smoothness compared to a smoothie.
The extra work may be worth it, though, if you want an added sugar-free sorbet for dessert. So, grab a scoop of this sweet nice cream and savor the fruit of your labor.
I topped ours with some sugar-free whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and fresh cherries. What will you top your scoop of mango nice cream with?
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Mango Nice Cream
- 3 cups chopped frozen mango (Overripe! Equals about 2 large mangoes)
- 1 medium frozen banana, broken into chunks (Overripe)
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- optional ice cream toppings (I used fresh cherries, sugar-free chocolate sauce, and no added sugar whipped topping. I bet whipped coconut cream would be divine here!)
- Chop your mango in small pieces and freeze for several hours in a single layer on the baking sheet. Your food processor will have a much easier time blending the mango if the pieces are not frozen together.
- Blend the frozen mango, frozen banana, and cardamom until smooth in a food processor. You will need to stop your food processor and scrape down the sides with a spatula often. The process of blending and scraping will take approximately 10 minutes. Keep going until it is smooth! (Check out the recipe video below if you'd find a visual of this process helpful.)
- Put your mango nice cream in the freezer while you prepare any of the optional toppings you are using. Your nice cream should be firm enough to serve with an ice cream scoop. Hello, delicious!
This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). A small scoop of this nice cream is only around 100 calories. Any ice cream toppings that you choose to add will (of course) change the calories and other nutrition information for the recipe. If this recipe isn’t sweet enough for your taste buds, you could add Swerve, another sugar substitute, or a sweetener of your choice to this recipe. If you start with mushy, overripe mangoes, I don’t think you’ll need more sweetener. This is particularly true if you’re adding sweet toppings to your nice cream. Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
If you need a recipe for sugar-free whipped cream, check out my post on making strawberry shortcake. The no added sugar syrupy strawberries in that post would be another excellent topping for this mango nice cream! (Isn’t it great that you can enjoy mango ice cream without an ice cream maker?!?)
In case this wasn’t evident by now, I absolutely love recipes using mangos! If you feel the same way about this tropical fruit, you may also enjoy some cherry mango popsicles. Or check out my banana mango strawberry smoothie recipe for a refreshing drink with a layer of sweet blended mango.
Do you ever make nice cream recipes? Aside from overripe bananas, what other fruits do you use in your frozen desserts? You can let me know below, and also leave a rating if you try this recipe for mango nice cream!