Isaiah and I went to a friend’s house over the fourth of July holiday and for dessert, they had this amazing mango treat that I couldn’t get enough of. To be honest, we were on our way out the door and just before we were saying our goodbyes, they took these out of the freezer. I mean, they looked amazing, so naturally we each took one to go. I had never seen this kind of treat before but immediately upon laying my eyes on it, I knew it would be right up my alley.
Why you ask? Well, because of a few reasons:
- When mangoes are good, they’re good.
- Especially during this time of year, they are one of my all-time favorite fruits!
- Anything from the freezer excites me… can’t help it. Just adore a good frosty treat!
- They were different!!!
I decided that I had to make it for myself – but obviously I would try the healthy version – so the next day, I ran to the store to get me some mangos… and some fat-free cool whip (I’m pretty sure it was originally made with some type of heavy cream but for my purposes, cool whip would be perfect)! I have no idea what one would call this clever little indulgence (Creamy Frozen Mangoes?!?!?!) so if there is a name out there for it, do tell. For now, I’ll stick with describing it as the one and only “Damn Good Mango Dessert” :)
…although I guess there is no harm in eating it for breakfast or lunch or even dinner too!
Ingredients: (makes 10 creamy-mango halves)
- 5 fresh mangoes
- 8 oz. container of Cool Whip Free
- Cut the mangoes in half
- Scoop out the mango insides into a large bowl, putting the mango skins (now halved) to the side.
- Add cool whip to the bowl with the scooped mango.
- Blend the contents of the bowl.
(I used my kitchen-aide but I think combining everything in a blender and doing it that way would be better)
- Pour or scoop blended contents into the mango skin halves.
- Put in freezer for about 45 minutes or until frozen.
Best eaten when NOT hard-as-a-rock!!
- Serve at a party or enjoy alone… use your teeth to eat or spoon out the frozen mango!
Store the remaining frozen halves in zip-lock freezer bags in the freezer.