Mango Ice (Limber de Mango)
During the hot summers in Puerto Rico, you will find many roadside fruit stands selling “limber” in a variety of tropical flavors, which is similar to an Italian ice. Last year, I posted the recipe for the traditional Coconut Ice (Limber de Coco). As I mentioned in my article last year, our “limber” was named after Charles A. Lindberg. When he landed in Puerto Rico in 1928, he was greeted with a frozen fruit juice that he enjoyed so much that the islanders named it “Limber.”
2 mangos, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup evaporated milk
5 tablespoons sugar or to taste
Add all of the ingredients in an electric blender. Beat at high speed until all the ingredients are well blended and forms a creamy texture, approximately 30 seconds. Taste to check the level of sweetness, adding more sugar if necessary.
Pour into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer overnight. Remove mango ice from the tray. Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
* You can also pour the mango mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.