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Get two mango ice cream recipes that are going to be your new favorite summer treat. Smooth, fluffy and soft these 3 ingredient mango ice creams are ridiculously easy to make with condensed milk, whipping cream and mangoes. Learn to make these simple, straightforward recipes with my video and step-by-step photo guide.

mango ice cream scoops in an ice cream bowl topped with a red cherry on a wooden tray

About the Recipes

You will find that both these mango ice cream recipes are easy. All you need is a blender to blend the mangoes and a beater or stand mixer to whip the cream. You do not need an ice cream maker at all.

The first version of mango ice cream has condensed milk, cream and mangoes. The second version is made with only cream, sugar and mangoes.

For both the recipes, I recommend to use mangoes which make up for a thick pulp. Alphonso mangoes are best as they yield a thick pulp. Runny, juicy or watery pulp will form ice crystals in the ice cream. I also suggest to include whipping cream or heavy cream.

Recipe 1: With Condensed Milk

one bowl 3 ingredient mango ice cream

This 3 ingredient mango ice cream is very easy and simple to make. All you need is a beater or a stand mixer and a blender.

The recipe does not have any added sugar as the sweetness from condensed milk is simply enough to sweeten the ice cream. Though if you prefer you can always add some sugar if needed.

Try to use sweet tasting mangoes as you won’t need to include any sugar in the recipe. I had used the Indian variety of alphonso mangoes that were sweet. If in case your mangoes are not sweet, then add some sugar.

Out of mangoes? Do not worry. Packaged mango pulp is your companion here and use it to make the ice cream.

If you have access to alphonso mangoes, include them. Having said that you can make this mango ice cream recipe with any varieties of sweet mangoes. Though ensure that your mangoes are not fibrous.

Recipe 2: With Cream

scoops of mango ice cream in two glass bowls garnished with a mint leaf on a green board

This second variation is again a three-ingredient mango ice cream made with mangoes, fresh cream and sugar or honey. Yes vanilla is also added, which makes it the fourth ingredient. But it is entirely optional and you can simply skip it.

In this second variation of the mango ice cream recipe, you have to beat or whip the ice cream mixture when it is partly frozen. This adds an additional step in the recipe. But let me tell you that the flavors and textures are great and what you get is a soft smooth ice cream.

During the summers, I make these mango ice cream recipes a couple of times. In the Indian summer season, the markets are flooded with mangoes. I always make it a point to buy organic mangoes in this season.

We love mangoes. What about you? Every year I make many mango based desserts and drinks. I have already shared around 33 Mango Recipes. Some of our favorites are:


Recipe 1: Mango Ice Cream with Condensed Milk

Prep and Chop Mangoes

1. Rinse 3 medium-sized alphonso mangoes (560 grams) a couple of times in water and then wipe dry. You can use other varieties of sweet tasting mangoes.

three mangoes placed on a wooden chopping board

2. Then chop the mangoes. For the video, I cut the mangoes by slicing the two sides and then chopping the mango flesh as shown in the video above.

But be careful when doing using this method and keep the mangoes on a chopping board and then slice. Do not keep in your hands and slice.

You can choose the regular method by first peeling mangoes and later chopping them.

flesh on mangoes slices chopped in cubes

Blend Mangoes with Condensed Milk

3. Then add the chopped mangoes in a blender or a bullet mixer. If you mangoes are out season, add 1.5 to 2 cups of canned mango pulp.

mango cubes from a mango slice being added by a spoon to a blender

4. Also add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (400 grams). You can use any brand of condensed milk.

condensed milk being poured in the mangoes inside the blender

5. Blend till smooth and set aside.

blender blending the mangoes

6. Do make sure that there are no small or finer chunks or pieces of mangoes in this mixture.

mango and condensed milk mixture being shown with a spoon

Whip Cream

7. In another large bowl, take 3.5 cups chilled whipping cream. You can even use heavy cream as well. I have used the Indian brand of Amul fresh cream. With an electric beater, begin to whip the cream.

whipping cream being whipped in a white bowl

8. Whip till you get stiff peaks on medium-high to high speed. Do not overdo as the cream can curdle.

Amul cream takes more time to whip, so take an average of 7 to 9 minutes for whipping it, till you get stiff peaks.

Do make sure that the cream is chilled. In fact you can even keep the bowl in the refrigerator for a few hours.

close up shot of whipped cream with stiff peaks in it for making mango ice cream from scratch

9. Then add the mango+condensed milk mixture. Love vanilla with mangoes? Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract at this step.

mango mixture on top of the whipped cream

10. On the lowest speed, using the electric blender, whip and mix gently until everything is combined well and the mixture is even. Do not over do this step of mixing.

TIP: Do a taste-test and if the ice cream is too sweet for your taste-buds, drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Whip and mix once more.

mango mixture and whipped cream being mixed with the electric beater

11. Level with a spatula.

mango ice cream mixture being levelled with a spatula in a white bowl

12. Cover the bowl with a tight lid or seal tightly with aluminium foil or cling wrap. Freeze for 6 to 7 hours or overnight.

For a more softer texture, after the ice cream is half set, you can remove it from the bowl and then whip or blend again.

Remember to seal or cover tightly to avoid formation of ice crystals on the ice cream.

bowl covered and sealed with aluminium foil

13. A photo below of the mango ice cream after being set.

mango ice cream frozen and set

14. Before serving, keep the ice cream bowl at room temperature for some minutes or until you can easily scoop it out. With an ice cream scoop, remove the mango ice cream.

Serve mango ice cream in ice cream cups or bowls.

mango ice cream scoop in an ice cream scoop

Recipe 2: Mango Ice Cream Recipe (With Cream)

Make Mango Puree

1: Peel and chop the mangoes and add them in a blender or mixer jar.

chopped mangoes in a blender

2: Blend to a smooth pulp.

mangoes blended to a smooth thick pulp

Add Sugar

3. Then add sugar or powdered jaggery and vanilla extract along with the mangoes in a blender. You can also use honey.

I have made this ice cream both with sugar as well as powdered jaggery. Both ways the ice cream tastes good.

Note that you can add sugar or jaggery when blending the mangoes.

sugar and vanilla added to mango pulp in a glass bowl with a steel spoon in it

4. Mix well until the sugar dissolves.

sugar and vanilla mixed evenly with the mango pulp with a spoon

Whip Cream

5. In another bowl begin to whip the whipping cream with an electric beater.

cream being whipped in a glass bowl

6. Whip till you get soft peaks in the cream. Don’t overdo as then the cream will curdle and you will get buttermilk and butter.

whipping cream beaten to soft peaks

Mix Mango Pulp

7. Add the mango pulp to the whipped cream.

mango pulp on top of the softly whipped cream

8. Fold or mix gently. Do not mix heavily or vigorously – this would lead to the mixture falling flat and loosing its volume resulting in a dense texture.

 mango pulp and whipped cream being mixed and folded with a spatula

9. The entire ice cream mixture should be mixed evenly.

mango ice cream mixture in a bowl

10. Pour the ice cream mixture in a freezer proof container or box. Cover the container tightly with a lid. Even the top with a spatula.

mango ice cream placed in a steel container


11. Keep the ice cream in the freezer for a few hours till it is half-set or half-frozen. Remove and add the ice cream to a blender jar or in a bowl.

half frozen and slightly molten mango ice cream in a glass bowl

Whip Second Time and Freeze

12. Whip again till smooth and you see the volume increasing. You can also whip in a blender or food processor. Then pour in the same container and freeze till the ice cream is frozen and set.

Remember to cover the container tightly with a lid so that ice crystals do not form.

If you prefer you can also whip the ice cream once more after it partly sets again, for a more smoother texture.

mango ice cream being whipped

Serving Suggestions

Remove the frozen mango ice cream. Wait for 5 to 6 minutes so that it easier to scoop through the ice cream.

  • Plain and simple: You can enjoy both the mango ice creams as it is.
  • Sweet toppings: Toppings of honey, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce is simply yum.
  • Nuts and berries: To add some crunch or chewiness, add chopped nuts, tuffi frutti or dried berries. To bring in some freshness, garnish with a few mint leaves.
  • Seasonal fruits: Fresh fruit garnishes like cherries, strawberries, blueberries add lovely colors and enhance the taste as well. A topping of mango cubes also taste so good.
  • Chocolate love: All you chocolate lovers, enjoy the ice cream with toppings of chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce.
  • Make desserts: You can make desserts like trifle, falooda or floats. Serve it with some chilled custard or a vegetarian jelly. Like vanilla ice cream, the mango ice cream also pairs nicely with a brownie or molten cake.
scoops of mango ice cream in a glass bowl garnished with a mint leaf

Storage and Leftovers

Place leftover ice cream in a covered box or container and keep it frozen in your freezer. You could also make ahead the and freeze for about two months.

Expert Tips

  • Mangoes: To avoid formation of any ice crystals use mangoes that give a thick pulp when blended. Mangoes having a lot of water in them will form ice crystals.
  • Cream: For a softer and creamy texture, make the mango ice cream with whipping cream or heavy cream. For best results and a softer texture, whip the cream really well. You can also whip the cream in a blender or a hand-held blender.
  • Sweeteners: Sweetness can always be adjusted as per your requirements. You can use raw sugar honey, jaggery, maple syrup, coconut sugar, palm sugar to make the second version of the recipe.
  • Color: The color of mangoes vary from a pale yellow to a deep bright yellow. So the color of the mangoes you have used will determine the color of your mango ice cream.
  • Vegan version: You can opt to make the second mango ice cream vegan. Replace whipping cream with coconut cream.
  • Scaling: Both the recipes are easily scalable to make a small or a large batch.


Can I make these mango ice cream recipes in an ice cream maker?

Yes definitely. First prepare the mango pulp. For the second recipe blend the mangoes with the sugar. Then add the remaining ingredients (whichever recipe you are using) and mango pulp in your ice cream maker. Churn till the ice cream is frozen.

What causes ice crystals in homemade ice cream?

Ice crystals occur in any homemade ice cream when there is too much water in the ice cream mixture. While making these recipes I recommend using whipping cream or heavy cream and mangoes which yield a thick pulp when blended.

If the mangoes are very juicy, watery, the pulp will be runny and watery resulting in the formation of ice crystals. Also remember to seal or cover your ice cream bowl or box securely and tightly, so that ice crystals are not formed.

How can I make a blender ice cream with these recipes?

Simple! Instead of whipping the cream separately, whip the cream in a blender with the mango puree till soft peaks are formed.

More Frozen Desserts For You To Try!

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Get two mango ice cream recipes that are going to be your new favorite summer treat. Smooth, fluffy and soft these 3 ingredient mango ice creams are ridiculously easy to make with condensed milk, whipping cream and mangoes.

Prep Time 30 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Servings 30 scoops


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This mango ice cream recipe post from the blog archives (June 2012) has been republished and updated on 8 April 2021.

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