what a super accompaniment while studying JAVA for my mid-term practical test on a sunny afternoon.. hahaha.
from Easy Desserts
2 large ripe mangoes
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
115 gr sugar
3 tbsp water
- using a sharp knife, thinly peel the mangoes, holding them over a bowl to catch the juices. cut the flesh away from the central stone and put in a food processor or blender. add the mango juice, lemon juice and salt and process to form a smooth puree. push the mango puree through a nylon sieve into a bowl.
- put the sugar and water in a heavy-based saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. bring to the boil, without stirring, then remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.
- pour the syrup into the mango puree and mix well together. leave to cool, then chill the mango syrup in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until cold.
- if using an ice cream machine, churn the mixture in the machine following the manufacturer's instructions. alternatively, freeze the mixture in a freezer-proof container, uncovered, for 3-4 hours, or until mushy. turn the mixture into a bowl and stir with a fork or beat in a food processor to break down the ice crystals. return to the freezer and freeze for a further 3-4 hours or until firm. cover the container with a lid for storing.