This recipe is easy peasy, so this post isn’t so much about the recipe but the reason behind it.
It’s two years ago this week since my Grandfather passed away. I miss him.
This little amazing book was part of his collection and is very dear to me.
It’s NO secret how much I love mangoes, and it’s certainly NO secret how much I love my beloved Goa, so this book really is “a treasure trove”. It’s full of great little tips and ideas all about the luscious sweet fleshy fruit.
The book tells me that India has over 1000 different types of mangoes, with Goa having over 100…. It is a rich source of vitamins and carbohydrates. High in vitamin A and C…… The book goes on to describe pickle and chutney recipes, curries and rices, deserts and drinks.
Now the beady eyed amongst you, will say hang on, they’re not Indian mangoes that you are using Melissa! Nope the only ones readily available in Ireland are ones from south America. I call them ‘plastic mangoes’; they are hard, unripe, don’t taste or smell right. I NEVER eat them raw on their own, but to cook with, or blitz up in a drink they are fine. I’m always annoyed when people liken this terrible fruit to the beautiful, special, golden Indian fruit that I am used to.
This is the easiest of easiest recipes EVER!
2-3 ripe mangoes (I bought these 2 weeks ago)
2-3 tsp sugar
Break up the mango flesh by hand or in a mixer.
Add the sugar and milk and blitz.
Add the ice-cream….. Finally, pour into glasses and top with a little chopped mango. Simple!
See you there!