I ate my first mango with a Chinese boyfriend on the steps of a hillside Buddhist temple overlooking rice paddies in Taiwan. Not a bad introduction to one of Mother Nature’s more sensual fruits!
A ripe mango of any color or persuasion exudes an overwhelming perfume. To ripen the hard green ones sold in supermarkets, seal them inside a plastic bag and leave them at room temperature for a day or more. They will turn soft, sweet, and fragrant.
This is a simple ice cream to make. Owing to the fragility of the flavor, it should be frozen as soon as it’s made and eaten shortly after freezing.
Serving Suggestions: Ginger cake or ginger cookies make a wonderful partner to this ice cream. So do fresh cherries, peaches, and plums, as well as pies or tarts made from any of these fruits.
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