5 easy steps to make mango ice-cream for your kids

Nothing like home-made summery goodness, right? And if that summery goodness is mango ice-cream, yum! I have a lot of wonderful memories of this recipe. Every summer, we used to help my mother make the mango pulp. It used to be a fun activity.

Most importantly, this recipe is very simple -- it needs only four ingredients. And guess what, it has the same soft, creamy texture and the ingredients are fresh. You don't even need an ice-cream maker! Here's the recipe:


1 ltr milk (full cream)
5 tbsp sugar (adjust the sweetness as per your liking)
4 tbsp milk powder
Mango pulp made from three mangoes (I used fresh alphonso mangoes)


- In a deep bottom vessel, add the sugar and milk powder to the milk and bring it to a boil. Switch off the flame after it starts boiling. Keep it aside and let it cool. 
- Meanwhile, make fresh mango pulp. After the milk cools down to room temperature, add the pulp to the mix. 
- Blend this mixture and store it in an ice-cream box. I used a Tupperware box meant for making ice-creams. Leave it in the freezer for three hours.
- Once you remove it from the freezer, blend it again so that the ice-cream doesn't crystallize.
- Re-freeze it for 12-15 hours and make sure the freezer is at the coldest temperature and that the box is air-tight. 


- When you blend the ice-cream, it should be of the same consistence as that of a softy. If it's not, leave it in the freezer until it reaches the correct consistency.
- If the ice-cream is too hard, leave it outside to melt for a while. 
-  You can also enjoy the ice-cream with freshly chopped mangoes or mango pulp.