Updated: Aug 17
The combination of Chambord, mango (fresh or frozen...I prefer frozen organic), lime, and ice cream is brilliant. I can't take credit for it, though, as the recipe is a version of one I had at a wonderful restaurant in San Francisco several years ago. Even if mango isn't your thing, give this recipe a try. The mouth feel is divine...a rich, creamy mousse like texture with minuscule surprising bits of mango, and the flavor, luscious. An elegant dessert that is ridiculously simple to make.
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CHAMBORD SHAKE RECIPE:
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Yield: 2 servings
Tools needed: Blender
2 cups high quality vanilla ice cream
2 cups frozen mango chunks* (if using fresh mangos, cut into pieces and freeze before using)
juice of 1 medium lime
1/3 cup Chambord, plus 1 ounce for topping, if desired
Garnish - fruit, whipped cream
In a blender, add the vanilla ice cream, frozen mango chunks, and lime juice. Blend for 30-45 seconds on high speed. Check the consistency and taste it, it should be very thick with tiny bits of remaining mango. Add in the 1/3 cup of Chambord and process another few seconds. Do not over-blend, although if you desire, you can continue to process another 30 seconds to blend in all of the mango.
Pour into a glass of your choice, serve topped with one ounce of Chambord, other garnishes optional.
*Frozen organic mango chunks, shown above, are high quality, convenient, and delicious. If you prefer using fresh mangos, cut into chunks, freeze, then use.
Try this dessert with other fruits or fruit combinations. With its flavor and texture, pineapple is a wonderful option.
I know they are expensive, but if/when you're able, invest in a high quality blender, like this Vitamix, which I own. Watch for sales, as I purchased mine on Amazon during one of their prime sales. They are worth the investment, and last forever. A friend of mine inherited her mothers' Vitamix, and it's still going strong after decades of use.