Last updated on April 28, 2023

Mango gelato ๐Ÿจ Italian recipe with the ice cream maker

How do you make a creamy mango gelato with healthy ingredients? We are Italians and we share our original recipe with milk, which you can also make with frozen mango. With or without ice maker

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On All Italian we have written many pages about Italian ice cream, with a particular focus on the use of healthy ingredients. We shared the basic recipe for egg-free gelato, wrote how to make vegan ice cream without sugar or whipping cream, and how to make fruit sorbet ice cream, the freshest and lightest ice cream of all.

On this page we share the mango ice cream recipe: just like strawberry ice cream, it is a fruit ice cream flavor based on milk and whipping cream.


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The Italian words of this page:

๐Ÿ”Š Gelato Italiano Italian ice cream
๐Ÿ”Š Gelato al mango Mango ice cream
๐Ÿ”Š Gelateria Ice cream shop

Mango ice-cream and mango sorbet: the difference

When we lived in Milan, there were two ice cream parlors in our neighborhood: one made mango gelato with water and sugar, and the other made with milk and whipping cream.

  • Mango sorbet

    Mango gelato with water and sugar is called mango sorbet ice cream. The bright yellow color of mango is not diluted by the white of milk; without whipped cream, ice cream may be less creamy (depending on the other ingredients), but the mango flavor is more intense. Mango sorbet ice cream is one of the easiest and fastest ice creams to prepare.


  • Mango ice cream

    Mango ice cream with whipping cream and milk is pale yellow in color. It's the ice cream flavor they call fiordilatte in Italy with the addition of mango: if it's done right, it's delicious, even if the taste of mango is softened by dairy products.

    Mango ice cream is higher in calories than mango sorbet ice cream, because it contains milk and whipped cream instead of water. The preparation is similar: you just have to mix the ingredients together and pour the ice cream into the ice cream maker.

    Mango ice cream, like other fruit ice creams, contains no eggs. We even recommend experimenting with mango ice cream alternatives without milk, without whipping cream and with alternatives to sugar.

Make mango ice cream even without ice cream maker

You want to make mango ice cream but you don't have an ice cream maker: how do you do that?.

While without an ice cream maker you don't get a real gelato; however, you get a cold cream that resembles an ice cream.

For instance, mango sorbet ice cream is super easy to make with frozen mango and a blender. You can use the ingredients from the mango sorbet ice cream recipe: add water and sugar to the frozen mango, or an alternative sweetener such as honey or stevia.

Mango ice cream with whipped cream and milk can also be made without an ice cream maker.
You can use the same ingredients from the mango ice cream recipe that we describe on this page; instead of pouring ice cream into the ice cream maker, put the mixture in the freezer; then wait for it to solidify and finally mix it with a blender.


Mango gelato ๐Ÿจ Italian ice cream recipe


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We make a creamy mango gelato step by step with the ice cream maker, based on the recipe of Italian ice cream with milk.

The preparation is very simple and quick and takes less than an hour.



Ingredients

The ingredients of mango ice cream are whole milk, whipped cream, sugar and of course mango.


Quantities

 
3
 

people


Ingredient image Ingredient name Cups Grams Ounces
milk-whole Whole milk 1 cup 8.82 oz 250 g
whipping-cream Whipping cream 0.4 cup 3.53 oz 100 g
sugar-white Sugar 0.4 cup 2.82 oz 80 g
mango Mango (peeled) 8.82 oz 8.82 oz 250 g


Notes on the ingredients

The ingredients you pour into the ice cream maker must be cold out of the fridge. For our recipes we use:

  • Fresh whole milk 3.5% fat

  • Fresh whipped cream 35% fat

  • White sugar: it is the most suitable sweetener for ice cream, because it gives a firm and creamy structure.

  • Fresh or frozen mango.


Making mango ice cream from frozen mango

To make mango ice cream, is it better to use fresh mango or frozen mango? We think frozen mango is fine and shortens the preparation time. If you have a good fresh mango you can of course use it.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can quickly make a mango sorbet ice cream: you just need to put the ingredients of the mango sorbet ice cream recipe in the blender and mix until you have a frozen dessert.

If you use an ice cream maker, using frozen fruit is excellent because you pour the already cold mixture and the ice cream maker takes less time to make the ice cream.


How much ice cream will I get?

We added a handy tool to easily calculate dosages and ingredients.
For each person/portion we consider 3 large scoops of ice cream.


The ice cream maker

For this recipe we use one of the most popular models of compressor ice cream maker; the steps of the procedure are the same for virtually all the ice cream machines on the market.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read also our guide on how to use the ice cream maker.


Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the mango

    If using fresh mango, peel it, wash it and cut it into cubes. The amount that we have indicated with the ingredients is the weight of the already peeled fruit, so only the flesh without the skin.
    Frozen mango is ready to use.

    Wash and cut the mango

  2. Turn on the ice cream maker

    If you're using a compressor ice cream maker, turn it on before mixing the ingredients. This gives the ice machine time to cool down.

    Usually it takes a few minutes for the ice maker to reach the right temperature to make ice. Ours, for example, takes about 8 minutes: exactly the time to mix the ingredients.

    Not all ice cream makers show the temperature, which should be at least -7.6 ยฐF (-22 ยฐC) when you pour the ice cream. Check the user manual of your ice cream maker for the correct temperature for pouring the ice cream.


  3. Mix the ingredients

    Pour whipped cream, milk, sugar and mango pieces into a bowl: first the liquids and then the mango cubes and sugar.

    To mix the ice cream ingredients, we usually recommend an immersion mixer, at low speed, to get a smooth and homogeneous cream.
    However, the mango pieces can be easier to cut with a blender, especially if they are frozen.

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ The advantage of using the blender is that it has a spout, which then makes it easy to pour the mixture into the ice cream maker.

  4. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker

    Then pour the cold mixture into the ice cream maker. You must ensure that:

    • The ice machine is cold.

      To form ice cream, the temperature in the ice cream maker must be at least -7.6ยฐF (-22ยฐC). However, many ice machines do not display the temperature. For this we wait 10-15 minutes to make sure that the ice machine is very cold.

    • the mixing paddle is already rotating.

    To pour the mixture into the ice cream maker, we use the small opening on the lid. This is useful for pouring ice without letting the cold escape.

    Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker

  5. Let it mix for 30-40 minutes

    The ice cream maker usually takes half an hour to produce a soft gelato. It depends on the machine, the ingredients and how much ice cream you make. You can check whether the ice cream is increasing in volume through the transparent lid.

    The ice cream is ready when the mixing paddle stops or the ice maker timer runs out.
    With a little experience, you'll understand just the right time to get the ice out of your ice cream maker.

Your Italian mango gelato is ready. Buon appetito! ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅญ

A homemade mango ice cream
When the ice cream is ready, we recommend placing it in the freezer for at least an hour to solidify before serving.


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Low-calorie mango ice cream without sugar and whipping cream

We wrote about mango sorbet ice cream, a lighter alternative to mango ice cream: it does not contain whipped cream and milk.

But sorbet ice cream contains sugar. On our page dedicated to low-calorie ice cream we have listed the most popular alternatives to sugar for making ice cream. Of course you can also make ice cream without sugar; however, sugar plays a role in creating the typical creaminess of ice cream.

An alternative to mango ice cream is to replace whipped cream with coconut milk. We use coconut milk very often: we advise you to experiment carefully, because the coconut flavor can be felt and changes the final taste of the ice cream.


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