Lately I've been craving bright and tropical flavors. I made mango orange ice cream and paired with ginger ale to create a vibrant drink for Iron Chef Mango!
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I think everyone in DC is feeling about the same way I am. The clouds, the rain, the cold....we're done. We survived Snowmaggedon last year, and we're just not ready for anything resembling cold weather yet. I didn't really realize it until I sat down and thought about how nobody really wants to eat pumpkin, or cranberries. I feel like if we give in too much to these holiday flavors then we will be starting that slow death march to the bitter cold of February. I'm not ready.
In a state of denial, our monthly Iron Chef potluck was themed for mango! And thank heaven next month will be lime! We're keeping the food tropical and maybe if we crank up the heater enough we might forget for an hour of two that a bitter cold winter is right around the corner.
Wow. That was a bit of a downer. Let's get back to yummy food.
My friends Tristan and Rachel, from the amazing weekend of pumpkin fun and a New England road trip, brought some fierce competition. Tristan told me about a year ago his only goal is to beat me. Just once. Congratulations! You succeeded! It will never happen again... just kidding! I love you! And since we both brought mango drinks it was a fair fight. Ra-stan...no, maybe, Trichel? Hmmm....either way, their team made a fabulous mango lassi, based off of a few different recipes they'd found online!
The evening was a great success with mango drinks all around!
Mango Orange Ice Cream Floats
2 cups Mango/Orange Juice
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. lemon flavoring
2 cups cream
1 cup milk
In a small saucepan, boil the mango/orange juice until reduced to about 1/3 of a cup. Allow to cool slightly.
In a stand mixer combine the eggs and sugar. Beat for one minute until light and fluffy.
Gently mix in the cream, milk, lemon flavoring and mango orange syrup.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker. Allow the ice cream to churn until finished and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.