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Mango-banana gelato. Just three ingredients

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I love food shows. They are so exciting to watch and the little tips you pick up on your way? So fun  to implement. I am also enamored by how beautiful the food looks, after all, half the joy of eating is the looking and smelling the food.

Ofcourse, if you're watching a food show on an empty stomach chances are you're going to get so ravenous by the end of it that either you'll be inspired to make what you saw on TV or you might want to eat the entire contents of your fridge. Both of which are quite hard. Especially if you look at the contents of my fridge - so many sauces, so many kinds of butter and so much cheese. Plodding through the whole thing will result in
a. A serious tummy upset
b.Superb acidity (thanks to all the peri-peri sauces)
c. Chocolate overload.

Ofcourse you'll find some vegetables and fruit. But if you're lucky you'll find an overripe banana or two that if perfect for a muffin or a bread. And while, the contents of my freezer are another story altogether, I'd advice  to steer clear of my meat section (Fourth shelf from the top, with a door that closes).

Lately, however, if you're lucky you'll find bits of home-made ice cream in the freezer. Currently, I've got some of this Mango Banana gelato and a maple-ginger-walnut gelato, that's really really sublime.

One of the simplest gelatos to make - this needs no churning, no eggs and no preservative. Simple, fast and super fresh, if you start making the gelato in the morning, you'll definitely get to eat it by the afternoon. While Donna Hay uses only three ingredients, depending on the quality of your mangoes, I suggest you use some honey or splenda. I, however, just decided to top it with some maple syrup.

Sir Float-a-lot © Cookaroo

Mango Banana Frozen Gelato
From  Donna Hay's Fast Fresh Simple. Available in India, US and UK

Serves 4 to 6

2 bananas, peeled and chopped
3 mangoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup hung yogurt
1. Place the banana and mango in a sealed container and freeze for 2-3 hours until frozen.
2. Once the fruit is frozen, place yoghurt and fruit in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
3. Place in a sealed container and freeze.
4. After freezing allow to soften for 5 minutes before serving. I love it with a drizzle of maple syrup
Gelato! © Cookaroo

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  1. Wish you had a camera for last night's "revelation"...at least for the rather creamy bournvita kulfi...

  2. Mouthwatering....

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  4. Sounds Delicious Ruch. Mango goes banana and stay healthy too! Yumm

    1. Jahaaa! Super healthy and so perfect for the summer

  5. so delicious and easy !!loved it!

  6. ohhh wow....the gelato looks so delicious...love the combination of flavors n great clicks too!!!!!!

  7. Lovely - only 3 ingredients to make this awesome icecream, too good!! loved the maple syrup drizzle

    1. I'll take maple syrup over honey any day! Thanks Shweta

  8. Thanks for joining in the #icecreamlove!
    I want to make a mango icecream myself and this one looks great!

  9. Love this recipe ruchira!! going to try it this weekend ...

    1. Awesome! Its super simple and the remains can be converted into a smoothie :)

  10. I love #Mangoes! Can't wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing the ice cream love !

    1. Oh then you must come to Delhi, we're flooded with mangoes right now :)

  11. I thought maple syrup are just for pancakes but you gave me another lesson. Thanks!