One of my favorite ways to dress up vanilla ice cream is with a big spoonful of bright orange mango puree. Sold in big cans at Indian markets, the sweetened fruit sauce turns a simple scoop into a tropical sundae.
My stepfather, who grew up in India, introduced this combination to me, and I have yet to find an ice cream topping I like better. It's simple enough to be a weekday treat, but unique and pretty enough to be served to guests as well. If you love mango, this dessert is a keeper.
The cans of mango pulp are big, so unless you eat a lot of ice cream, you'll have plenty left over for mango lassis
, mango micheladas
, and mango cocktails
. It's also great over plain yogurt.
Have you ever tried this combination? How do you use mango puree?
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(Images: Anjali Prasertong)