1st Blog Birthday With Homemade Mango Ice Cream!

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Condensed milk mango ice cream

Condensed milk mango ice cream

Keep Learning Keep Smiling 1st Birthday

Yeah……it’s my blog’s 1st Birthday today!! How happy I am to know I have blogged for one year! I have learned many things, cooked many new dishes, blogged consistently and smiled through the whole year. It’s unbelievable and it’s an amazing journey. I have made many wonderful friends too. Keep Learning Keep Smiling does live up to its name….yippee!

I told myself that I want to take a new challenge to learn and make something new and something that’s also my favourite for my blog birthday. After much thought, I decided to go for ice cream. I love condensed milk, I love mango and I love ice cream. This sounds just perfect for my First Blog Birthday…..mmmmm. It is also a challenge to me. Well, summer is coming and I know my family would simply love it.

Making Ice Cream Is Really Easy

Surprise….surprise…..making ice cream is really not that difficult. I tried it the other day. It was super easy, super creamy and super delicious…mmmm!! The best is……I made it without an ice cream maker….yeah! I found out by accident. While making the cream for the chocolate swiss roll, a sudden idea came to me. Since the double cream is so light and creamy after beating, it should be good with condensed milk to make ice cream. With a packet of frozen mangoes in the freezer, I thought it would be double bonus to make a healthier ice cream. The result was really good. The ice cream was very creamy and delicious. I will surely make again. Just wait till summer is here and I will be eating it everyday…happy me! Now I can save a lot of money again!

Make Condensed Milk And Save Money

I love condensed milk and it’s just so wonderful to know I can make beautiful and easy ice cream out of it. If you like condensed milk like me, you can save a lot of money making it your own. Check it out at How To Make Condensed Milk. It’s very thick which I like. But if you like it more runny or thinner, use less milk powder, maybe 3 cups.

Right, here’s my simple and easy mango ice cream recipe. I had 3 scoops of it……yuuummmm.

300ml double cream
400g condensed milk
2T icing sugar
500g frozen mango (pureed)

Add condensed milk into whipped cream

Add condensed milk into whipped cream

Beat the double cream and icing sugar until thickened. Add condensed milk and mix well.

Add pureed mango to cream mixture

Add pureed mango to cream mixture

Blend or puree the frozen mango. I just passed it through my masticating juicerThe Best Juicer For Health. It’s just so easy and you don’t need to add water. Just grind it straight into the whipped cream.

mixture ready to freeze

mixture ready to freeze

Beat it up with a hand held mixer and finally pour the cold mixture into a plastic container and freeze, preferably overnight. Scoop and enjoy. You don’t even have to take it out mid way to beat again.

Homemade For Better Health

Remember, homemade is always the best. There’s no added additives, preservatives, thickener or sweetener. It’s healthier too. I always try to add fruits or vegetables into desserts if I can, to make it a healthier version. I would love to try making ice cream with Greek yoghurt next time. But right now I’m really happy to learn the first step. I’m sure there are going to be more ice creams to come.

I’m sure everyone has his/her favourite ice cream. What is yours? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Short Holiday

I would like to inform all my dear reader and blogger friends that I’ll be very busy the next couple of weeks and may not be able to have much time to access my blog or visit yours but I’ll make up for it whenever time permits. However, I have scheduled some posts to be published. Thanks very much in advance for visiting and all your lovely comments and emails which always bring big smiles to my face :D


Quote of the day……

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

Orison Swett Marden

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Happy Cook  on June 16th, 2010

Congragulations, and whishing you blog many more happy cooking years.
I agree home made is better and you know what you addin them unlike the ones in the shops.

Quinn  on June 16th, 2010

Happy first blogoversary Mary!!!! May you live like your blog’s name, keep smiling and keep learning too! The mango ice cream is a smart and easy way! And it’s eggless too! That juicer sounds magical!!!

3hungrytummies  on June 16th, 2010

Happy anniversary! Looking forward to more mouthwatering recipes from you Mary!

the lacquer spoon  on June 16th, 2010

Happy anniversary, Mary!!! Your ice cream deserves to celebrate such a special day. And I need it! Today, it’s soo hot and humid with above 30C in Tokyo. Your sweets will help my life in summer too :)

Treat and Trick  on June 16th, 2010

Congrats Mary, hope to see more great recipes from you…

Love this mango ice cream, looks so tempting…

Priya  on June 16th, 2010

Congrats Mary, for this first blog anniversary, wishing you more beautiful years in this blogsphere, mango icecream looks terribly creamy and fabulous..

somewhere in singapore  on June 16th, 2010

Happy 1st birthday to your blog…

Jeannie  on June 16th, 2010

A very delicious way to celebrate your 1st anniversary of blogging Mary, love all those mango puree added into the ice cream.

Cheah  on June 16th, 2010

Happy anniversary, Mary! Your mango ice cream looks so smooth and yummy. Home made is better anytime!

Faith  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday!!! The ice cream looks great — mango is my hubby’s favorite flavor! ;)

Jess @ Bakericious  on June 16th, 2010

Hi Mary, Happy first blogoversary to you! the mango ice cream looks creamy and yummy, I wil definately try this recipe someday. Thanks for sharing.

TasteHongKong  on June 16th, 2010

Happy anniversary!
It so happens today on our Lunar Calendar is also the Dragon Boat Festival.
Enjoy your holiday : )

Von  on June 16th, 2010

Happy birthday to your blog! This looks so good! I want mango ice cream! Such a shame it’s winter here…..I’ll have to wait for another couple of months *sigh*

I’m not sure what my favourite ice cream flavour is…. perhaps chocolate? I love fruit flavoured ice creams though- especially mango =]

Trissa  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday Mary - I didn’t even realize that you had only been blogging for a year - the mango ice cream looks like a great way to celebrate.

kristy  on June 16th, 2010

Hey Mary, Congratulations & Happy Bloggoversary to you! Hope there’s many more to come. Ooo…this is just what I need at this very moment! Thanks for sharing & hope you’re having a fantastic day!
Best wishes,

divya  on June 16th, 2010

Happy blog Birthday Mary…mango ice cream looks delicious……

anncoo  on June 16th, 2010

Yeh Mary! Happy 1st Anniversary :) I love the mango ice cream very much. Looks so easy and yummy!
Have a great holiday ;)

Lyndsey  on June 16th, 2010

That is so great, Happy One Year Of Blogging!! Hope you have many, many more! I do enjoy reading it!

This recipe is great! I have all the stuff to make it, even an ice cream maker that I don’t use enough!

Don’t work too hard! :D

penny aka jeroxie  on June 16th, 2010

Happy bloggy day!! So happy to have found you through blogging. Very inspiring and supportive to many bloggers.

Drick  on June 16th, 2010

Happy, happy to you and your Blog Mary … and what a wonderful post, nothing better than homemade ice cream especialy with homemade condensed milk - (now, did you save me any?)

DG  on June 16th, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday to your blog!
I don’t even know, actually we can make ice cream using only a mixer instead of special ice-cream maker. Thanks for sharing this. Your mango ice-cream looks yummy :)

elra  on June 16th, 2010

Happy blog anniversary Mary. Perfect ice cream to celebrate your happy day.

5 Star Foodie  on June 16th, 2010

Congratulations on your blogiversary! The mango ice cream looks so perfect, yum!

pigpigscorner  on June 16th, 2010

Happy blog birthday! Looove mango!

julielynn  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday! That ice cream looks so good. I love anything with Mango. =)

Mari  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Anniversary and WriteON!

lequan@luvtoeat  on June 16th, 2010

Happy blog birthday Mary! I can’t beleive that you have only been blogging for a year! You have so many wonderful wonderful recipes that I thought you were blogging for at least a good 2 or 3 years. You really took me off guard. What a fantastic job you’re doing for just a one year old blog.

You are a genius and can truly work miracles in the kitchen Mary. You are the first person I know who can make ice cream w/o and ice cream make. And boy does that look delicious! I’m going to go have some boring vanilla ice cream now and pretend it is your awesome mango so I don’t feel so deprived. Lol. Oh and I love using condensed milk in my smoothies. Yummers :-P

hopeeternal  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Blogiversary, Mary!
I have recently discovered how delicious mango ice cream is - my recipe doesn’t use condensed milk though, just fruit and cream.
Have a good break …
‘Meanderings through my Cookbook’

Blackswan  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mary & Congrats! Looking fwd to many more :)

Oh, my fave ice-cream is Ben & Jerry Cherry Garcia. Love those bit-size chunks of cherries in the tub!

Cook with Madin  on June 16th, 2010

Hi Mary, I went to your site and I was going to leave you a message. Because I have not seen any post from you.
Congratulations on your first year of blogging. May you blog more and more.
I am dying here right now just by looking at your mango ice cream, I love mango ice cream. And also thank you for sharing how to make your own condensed milk. Have a great day Mary.

momgateway  on June 16th, 2010

Congratulations, Mary. May you have many more…sharing your love and delicious food.

zurin  on June 16th, 2010

mmm the best recipes come by accident..the mango ice cream is luscious looking..i cld finish off the whole plate and more :)))

Mimi  on June 16th, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday. mango ice cream is a lovely way to celebrate. I think I’ll make some to celebrate with you.

Shawnee  on June 16th, 2010

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday. Oh and that Ice cream sounds wonderful!

noobcook  on June 16th, 2010

happy blogoversary! your ice cream looks creamy and refreshing, just what I need for the warm weather in Singapore :)

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88  on June 17th, 2010

Happy anniversary for your blog and enjoy your holiday : ) Your ice cream looks very creamy and delish!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on June 17th, 2010

Congrats on your blog’s 1st Birthday!
This mango ice-cream is my most favourite dessert in summer.

sushma  on June 17th, 2010

Happy 1st blog anniversary…mango icecream looks perfect for the event:)

sushma mallya  on June 17th, 2010

Hi mary, congrats on your 1st blog anniversary, mango icecream looks so yum,loved the clicks,very tempting as well…and so sorry couldnt comment as wasnt keeping too well…

mysimplefood  on June 17th, 2010

Hi stumbled upon your blog. Happy Anniversary! I started blogging again and this time, I hope I will do it consistently too.

Joy  on June 17th, 2010

Congrats! Great recipe. I am planning to making so mango mochi this weekend too. Thanks for sharing!

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog  on June 17th, 2010

Happy blogoversary Mary!! Keep going and excellent ice cream :)



tigerfish  on June 17th, 2010

Happy Blog-Day! Quick, eat the ice-cream, it is melting. Enjoy your holidays too :D

Elin  on June 17th, 2010

Mary..Happy 1st Blog Birthday and this mango ice cream is my favourite and you just made me go salivating here :) Thanks for the recipe.

PJ  on June 18th, 2010

Belated b’day wishes baby,and Mary wishing u many more years of happy blogging :)

claudia lamascolo  on June 18th, 2010

happy blogiversary~ hope to share many many more creative recipes with you :)

sweetlife  on June 18th, 2010

congrast on your blogiversary…yummy way to celebrate..


tasteofbeirut  on June 19th, 2010

Congratulations! I love this ice-cream and your recipe for concentrated milk! Superb.

Tasty Trix  on June 20th, 2010

Happy birthday blogger friend! I think we started around the same time - what a fun journey, isn’t it? This ice ream is the perfect way to celebrate!!

Sanjana  on June 20th, 2010

Mary, happy blog birthday! I’ve missed your recipes so much, now I’ve finishes my studies I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on your posts! This ice cream looks truly heavenly- mango is my favourite flavour! x

Shirley  on June 21st, 2010

Hey Mary,
Happy Blogoversary! Sorry am late. Enjoy yourself as you take a break. Homemade icecream is the best.

RoseBelle  on June 22nd, 2010

I don’t think there’s any ice cream here that I’ve tried that have condense milk in the ingredient. I love condense milk and can already imagine how creamy and yummy this mango ice cream will turn out!

Suman Singh  on June 23rd, 2010

first time here..lovely space with delicious collection of recipes..each and every dish is unique and mouth watering..
BTW, congrats on successful completion of one year..wishing you many more years of blogging…and ofcourse we get to see delicious recipes..:)
This mango ice-cream is just incredibly delicious!

Mary  on June 23rd, 2010


Zibi  on June 30th, 2010

Congratulations on reaching one year! I hope you’re enjoying your vacation, I just returned from mine and am feeling very refreshed.

Your mango ice cream looks delicious :) My favourites are vanilla and mint chocolate chip.

Ananda  on July 5th, 2010

Happy B’day and Congrats Mary..I know its late…but better late than never :) and yum mango ice cream it takes me to India :)

Mary  on July 5th, 2010

@Zibi - Thanks very much for congrats! :D I’m just back from my holidays. Enjoyed myself but very tiring too. Still trying to recover from the jet lag.

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This is a very excellent post. i really like this post. This post provides us very good ideas for make the perfect homemade mango ice cream, juice. This is a very helpful post for ice cream shop.

Thank you,

how to eat a mango  on February 27th, 2011

Mangos are healthy, and I agree there’s many health benefits that comes from this wonderful fruit!
Keep up the tasty looking site!

irena  on April 12th, 2011

Well. I am here on the quest to try and make good home made ice cream….I will try your recipe, with fruit and probably with chocolate or cacao….Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

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