Mango and vodka ice cream


Sometimes you need a little somethin’ to relax you after the pressures of a day at the office. When that somethin’ is combined with a deliciously sweet tropical fruit like mango in the form of ice cream, it may just be the best thing since brandy-filled chocolates.

This mango and vodka ice cream is a must-have for your freezer at all times. When the mood strikes, you can simply scoop a few balls into a mug – because who has time to search for the ice cream bowls in times of need – sit back, and indulge in the rich and creamy goodness. I think this would work well in a popsicle mold as well, to make serving it even easier.


250 ml full cream milk

500 ml cream

150 g sugar

4 egg yolks

Pinch of salt

4 mangoes

50 ml vodka


  1. Warm milk, sugar, half the cream and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Let it cool for 30 minutes to room temperature.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
  4. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the eggs while whisking continuously.
  5. Pour back into the saucepan and heat. Stir with a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan to form a custard. When the spatula is covered when removing it from the mix, the sauce is ready.
  6. Pour the mixture through a strainer and add the rest of the cream.
  7. Chill for 12 hours.
  8. Blitz the mangoes and vodka in a blender and set aside.
  9. Churn your ice cream according to your machine’s specifications.  Add the mango and vodka mid-freezing.



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