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Mango, Ginger & Lemongrass Yogurt Ice-Cream

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

HOT HOT HOT!!! The weather has been amazingly good for the past few weeks - blue sky and scorching sun, very unusual because last year's Summer was non-existent. As far as I can remember, I think I only saw the blue sky twice.

Anyway, sun=ice cream! There are lots mango recipes everywhere now, so to join the crowd, I decided to make some mango ice-cream. I still have some lemongrass & ginger cordial left from making the lemongrass & ginger cake and panko pork loin, so I used that to sweeten the ice-cream. I don't have an ice-cream maker, so I made it the hard way with lots of time and patience. But it was rewarding - very delicious and refreshing although it wasn't as creamy as I imagined it to be. Love the combination of flavours here. I would suggest adding bashed lemongrass to the cream mixture and let it steep for that extra lemongrass flavour.

Mango, Ginger & Lemongrass Yogurt Ice-Cream


  • 300 ml Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 cups Natural Yogurt
  • 1 Lemon's Zest
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 Mango - cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup (or more) Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial (Bottlegreen brand)
  • 2/3 cups Stem Ginger - coarsely chopped


  • Bring the cream, yogurt and lemon's zest to simmer in a saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and leave to steep for about 15 mins.
  • Return to heat and bring to simmer.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks.
  • Remove cream from heat when it comes to a simmer.
  • Pour a small amount of cream mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper.
  • Pour this egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining cream.
  • Continue cooking over medium-low heat until it's thick enough to coat the back of your spoon, like custard. Remember to stir constantly.
  • Strain into a container.
  • In a blender, puree mango and cordial.
  • Mix mango puree and chopped stem ginger into the strained custard.
  • Leave to cool then chill in the fridge until thoroughly chilled. I chilled this mixture overnight.
  • Freeze this mixture.
  • Remove from freezer after 1 hr and scrape with a fork to break ice crystals.
Mango, Ginger & Lemongrass Yogurt Ice-Cream
  • Repeat this until the mixture resembles the consistency of ice-cream. You will have to do this about 4-5 times.
  • Continue freezing until fully set.
Mango, Ginger & Lemongrass Yogurt Ice-Cream

I'm sending this over to Ben's What's Cooking's Homemade Challenge #5: Ice Cream event.


49 oink oinks...:

duodishes said...

Mango and ginger make a spicy, sweet combination. So good!

Pearl said...

yum - sounds delicious!

Christina Kim said...

This sounds SO wonderfully refreshing! I love the Southeast Asian flavors in this ice cream. Lovely!

Jenn said...

I'm so glad you put the non-ice cream machine instructions. I've been wanting to make ice cream for such a long time, but all the recipes I see use a machine.


Never had lemon grass in ice cream before. This one is new to me. But I don't have to worry about not being able to make it now. =)

katie said...


This make sit sooo much more attractive. Thanks for the tip. I made soemthign with all these cherries...

Olga said...

This looks gorgeous! Love anything with mango...the lemon grass and ginger sound very exotic.

Mei said...

Looks yummy! Love the custard texture you've got there. Hubby is not a big fan of custard-based ice creams so I usually make mine with just cream and fruits AND without a machine too! I usually work on ice cream in between movies - pop it in the freezer just before the movie starts and I check on it like one hour later and then at the end - always works! ^^

Bunny said...

This looks lovely, the fruit and ice cream look very refreshing!

doggybloggy said...

heavenly, brilliant and gorgeous...

Sweta said...

Oh heavenly-love the colour too :)

Kitchen Corner said...

wow.. this is just right for the weather here which is extremely hot. I feel myself living in an oven. Thanks for sharing this recipe. The mango ice cream looks really yummy! You've inpired me to make some ice cream soon.

Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 said...

The ingredients you use are great combo.
For creamier texture, you can try to use greek yogurt as it has a higher fat content which may help. Or use more cream and less yogurt. Just sharing my experience.

burpandslurp said...

all my fav stuff in one ice cream! yogurt, lemongrass, mango...yummmm! hey, what abt adding some crystallized ginger for extra chew?

email2me said...

OMG! Lemongrass + mango ice cream! The taste must be very refreshing. Good for current hot climate temp in Malaysia now. Reaching 34C =.=||

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your mango ice-cream look great!! now you give me the idea of using my overripe mango to make ice cream! thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

Mango is in season! You are just brilliant!

Bits of Taste said...

Looks like everyone is making ice cream for this hot hot days! Nice yummy ice cream!

RecipeGirl said...

What a wonderful combination of flavors. You're so lucky to be getting your summer weather already. We've had some rather gloomy days, and I'm ready for the sun to start peeking out!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool worthy.....hmmm simply mix.....

Happy cook said...

Wish i could just grab that bowl from my screen.

Taste Buddies said...

Wow - your own ice-cream and what an inspired flavour! I'm very impressed. I hope to make ice-cream one day.

Ellie said...

Note to myself: MUST TRY! This looks so yummy!

tigerfish said...

I want that! It's so hot and humid here!

Maya said...

All flavours that I really like...

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good! And I don't need to have an ice cream maker to do this!!!

ICook4Fun said...

I love mango and can't wait to try this ice-cream out. Let me run out to get some mango :)

Jo said...

Such refreshing flavours and a great recipe at that. You just reminded me that my ice-cream machine is gathering dust in my cupboard. Time to take it out already!

Grace said...

it certainly has a beautiful color and texture, and i'm sure i'd love it if i loved mangoes. eh, i'm satisfied just gazing at your creation. :)

pigpigscorner said...

Chrystal & Amir: And sour actually =) Love the flavours.

Pearl: Thanks =) Yes it is delicious!

Christina: Thanks =) It's quite light and refreshing, the flavours are really good.

Jenn, Katie: I wanted to get an ice-cream maker but decided not to as that would stop me from making more ice-cream =P It requires more work, but it's really rewarding!

Olga: Adds a wonderful spicy kick to it. Goes really well with mangoes.

Mei: I don't have much experience in ice-cream making so I'm not sure what's the difference between a custard-based ice-cream and just cream. Will try a non-custard based ice-cream next time to see the diff.

Carol: This is perfect for a hot day! Very refreshing flavours.

doggybloggy: hehe thanks =)

Sweta: thanks =)

Kitchen Corner: This is very refreshing and you should try to make some soon. Lots of work without an ice-cream maker but it's worth it =)

Janet: Thanks =) saw your sesame ice-cream that's made with condensed milk and that's on my list! I'm sure it's really creamy with the condensed milk. I used low fat yogurt, maybe that's why. sigh...there's no sub for fats isn't it.

Sophia: lol...crytallised ginger..yum yum! THe tiny yellow pieces of things you see in the ice-cream are pieces of stem ginger. Adding crystallised ones is a great idea!

Ken: Oh gosh, 34!! That's the reason why I'm always indoors in Malaysia =P

Beachlover: Thank you =) Mango ice-cream isa a great way to enjoy your overriped mangoes!

Angie Thank you =) The mangoes I bought were buy 1 get 1 free!

Bits of Taste: All I want is ice-cream in such hot and sunny days. I can eat a tub myself =)

RecipeGirl: Yours will come soon! I just read that our sunny days are almost over =( how depressing.

Kitchen Flavours: yum yum!

Happy Cook: I wish you could too!

Taste Buddies: Thank you =) My first ice-cream creation and I think I will make more.

Ellie: Yes, definitely a must-try =)

tigerfish: Make yourself some now =P

Maya: Love those flavours too and the combo turned out great =)

leemei: Thank you =) and it tastes great too! You need more work to make this ice-cream without one but it's totally worth it =)

ICook4Fun: Can't wait to see yours!

Jo: should make full use of your ice-cream maker! I wish I had one.

Grace: Thanks =) I am sure you will love it! THe ginger and lemongrass adds a nice spicy kick to it. Love this combo.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow! a handmade ice cream, I just love, this one is so summery! best eaten during UK summer! agree? no? but I think so! :)

pigpigscorner said...

Best eaten anytime of the year =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh Yummy! So refreshing and delicious looking.

Reeni♥ said...

You have such patience to make this without a machine! It sounds so delicious with the ginger spice in it.

Soma said...

This is heaven brought down in a bowl! Can u share some? I wouldn't:-)

Dimah said...

A delightful combo! looks so refreshing!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love mango and this ice cream sounds heavenly especially flavored with the Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial! Yum!

lisaiscooking said...

Your ice cream looks delicious! The mango and ginger sound great together. I have to try that ice cream making method.

Mei said...

Custard-based with basically what you did - eggs, cream and all plus cooking/tempering - whereas the one I made is just fruit puree with whipped cream (no cooking and such). Then of course there is the sorbet version as well. :)

ttfn300 said...

LOVE this combination of flavors for an ice cream :)

gaga said...

YUMMY! I really need to get my hands on an ice cream maker so that I can try this!

Sophie said...

I justb love eh,...adore your icr cream: I have a similar recipe like that! Great ice cream! Yummie!

Vera said...

Oh, so summery perfect!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a delightful recipe for summer! I'm sure it tastes as wonderful as it looks!


pigpigscorner said...

Little Corner of Mine: It tastes really good and perfect for Summer!

Reeni: hehe all these for ice-cream =) the ginger was a great addition and it goes really well with the sweetness of mangoes.

Soma: I'll have to think about it =P

Dimah: Yes it is, perfect for Summer =)

Natasha: It was a great addition, gives it a bit of kick.

Lisa: Thank you =) That's the price you ahve to pay without an ice-cream maker, but it's worth it!

Mei: I wonder if there will be a difference in textures. Will try the non-cooking method next time.

ttfn300: It was really tasty and refreshing =)

gaga: I did it without an ice-cream maker! You just need more time and patience.

Sophie: hehe thank you =)

Vera: Yes a flavour perfect for Summer!

Susan: Yes, it tastes really good!

Parita said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a fantastic space :) love te mango ice..wonderful flavors and the pic is drool worthy

Jude said...

Love the flavor combo. The lemongrass is quite unexpected but I'm sure it imparts a nice aroma to the ice cream.

pigpigscorner said...

Parita:Thanks for visiting my blog =) You have a wonderful blog with interesting recipes!

Jude: The lemongrass adds a very refreshing taste to the ice-cream =)

Ben said...

wow I love the flavors of this beautiful ice cream! But of course, I love anything with mango in it :-p Thanks for sending it to the Homemade event :)

Soma said...

Nothing else can get more heavenly than mango, ginger, lemongrass and lemon zest!! This is just my kind of flavors brought together. My next ice cream is going to be this.. I won't get fresh mangoes now, but I will give it a try with canned one.

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