Today I made (am making) Spicy Mango Gelato.
The base has been made, but it still needs to be run through the Ice Cream Maker. That being said, it tastes so good! I tried a bit of the custard base and was thrilled to taste the sweetness of the mango at first, then the warmth of the cayenne seconds later...
Spicy Mango Gelato
3 Cups WHOLE Milk
1 Cup Sugar
1/8 t Kosher Salt
2 Ripe Mangos
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Start by peeling Mango then chopping the fruit into cubes. Put chopped Mangos into a bowl and sprinkle lightly with Cayenne. (You don't need a lot, just enough to "warm" the finished product.) Put into blender and set aside.
Bring 3 Cups Whole Milk, Sugar, and Salt to a boil in a saucepan. As soon as sugar is dissolved and milk is just it's boiling point, remove from heat and pour over Mangos. Allow to steep for 2 or 3 minutes, then blend thoroughly.
Once blended, strain Mango\Milk puree through a fine strainer into a bowl. (What you do with the left over pulp is your business...) Cover bowl and set in refrigerator to chill for several hours. (Base MUST be entirely cold for this to work.)
Once chilled, run through an ice cream maker till creamy and firm.
I decided on "Spicy" for this recipe because I still have some Raspberry Saffron Sorbet in the freezer. We killed all the Chunky Monkey and Orange Rose ice creams so this was my new creation decision.
As for the rest of the day, I was thinking about Roast Duck for dinner tonight. Not sure yet, as we still have some pork cutlets in the fridge (as well as a few steaks). Lasagne might be a good idea for tonight too... I dunno, quit bothering me already.
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