You can’t-a-have-a de Mango!

This is true… you cannot have the irresistable, belly t-shirt wearing, ass slapping Mango from Saturday Night Live. If you haven’t seen any of these skits on SNL, you are missing out! Chris Kattan is a male (but certainly not manly) erotic dancer that frolics around wearing gold lame hot pants, driving all the men (and strangely, women) crazy. My favorite skit was when Garth Brooks fell for da Mango. He played the part a little too well.

Unlike that Mango, this mango sorbet is very easily attainable. Its simply mangos, sugar and lime. Its the perfect thing for a hot summer day. Even better, it’s very low in calories and yet has fabulous bright flavor. I made this over the 4th of July weekend, which I am so glad is over. My poor dog Rocky is even happier the holiday weekend is over. He is absolutely terrified of loud noises like thunder and fireworks, and the idiots in the neighborhood were lighting them ALL.WEEKEND.LONG. The only time the village idiots were not lighting them, there was major thunder. Poor little bugger… maybe I should get this thunderstorm phobia cape for him? That way, he could simply cower in the corner and die of embarrassment before the fireworks or thunder start. I assume that is the purpose of this cape, right?

Mango Sorbet Recipe

3 ripe mangos, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 c sugar
1 lime, juiced

1. Process mango until very smooth and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Combine the sugar and 3/4 c water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat, pour the syrup into a small bowl and let cool completely.

3. Combine the mango puree and sugar syrup and add the lime juice. Stir well to incorporate. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.

4. Freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pack into an airtight plastic container and store in the freezer. Best when eaten in the first few days, up to about a week.