Rippled mango popsicles
Makes 12–15 popsicles
Ingredients Mango ice cream:
2 whole mangoes
400g double cream
3 cups fresh milk
½ cup caster sugar
Remove the mango flesh from the fruit, and place into a blender with the remaining ingredients. Puree until smooth (about a minute) and then chill in the freezer in a large plastic container with a lid. After 1 hour remove from the freezer and stir, and then return to the freezer for another 4 hours or until set.
Ingredients Vanilla ice cream:
2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk ½ cup sugar 1 vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthwise ¾ tsp vanilla extract
Pour 1 cup of cream into a medium saucepan, and add the sugar and salt. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean pod into the saucepan, and add the pod to the pot. Warm over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; add the remaining 1 cup cream, milk and the vanilla extract. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. Once mixture is chilled and ready to churn, remove the vanilla bean and then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Note – you can use store bought vanilla ice cream for this recipe if you prefer.
To make the popsicles use a teaspoon to make the bottom layer of mango. Return to the freezer to set slightly (for 1 hour), then spoon in a layer of vanilla. Allow the vanilla layer to set before filling up the rest with more mango. Insert a paddle pop stick into the centre of the ice cream, then freeze overnight for best results. Dip the popsicles in warm water to remove them from the molds and serve.