Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato

"Tropical Delights", is our theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), where we are currently cooking with Donna Hay. Choosing what I'm going to make for this theme is easy, as I was going for something cool! With our extremely hot and dry weather which we are having right now, and with no rain, ice creams and cold drinks are welcome anytime of the day! 

After going thru Donna Hay's recipes, I've decided to make Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato, which uses only three ingredients, mango, banana and yoghurt. The family loves mangoes and bananas, so I knew that this would be perfect. I've used my own homemade yoghurt. And the plus about this gelato is, there is no sugar at all!


 The gelato is just so creamy and delicious!

Very easy and simple to make. Peel and chop the bananas and mangoes, place in a container and freeze until frozen, for a few hours or overnight. Remove the frozen fruits and pureed them in the blender together with the yoghurt. The gelato will be really thick and creamy, and can be eaten immediately or keep frozen in the refrigerator. Although the gelato will harden slightly when frozen, it can be scooped very easily, so there's no need to wait for it to soften.


If you are on a diet or trying to (like me!) haha!, this would be the perfect indulgence. There's no sugar, eggs or cream at all. Generally, gelato has less fats and less air churned into it during the freezing process, compared to ice cream.

Using homemade yoghurt is an added plus. Use really ripe bananas and mangoes for full flavour. The mangoes that I've used are really, really sweet, so they are perfect for making this gelato. This delicious gelato has the natural sweetness from both the fruits.


Really yummy! It melts real fast, in our super hot weather! 
I will definitely make this again!


Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato
(adapted from donnahay.com)
2 bananas, peeled and chopped
3 mangoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup (280gm) thick natural or vanilla yoghurt

  1. Place the banana and mango in a sealed container and freeze for 2-3 hours or until frozen.
  2. Place the frozen fruit and yoghurt in a blender of food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or place in a sealed container and freeze.
  4. After freezing allow to soften for 5 minutes before serving.

To view what other Tropical Delights that my friends made, hop on over to I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC)

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22 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce , bought some mangos at the market today , always have bananas on hand , will definitely make this delicious dish for my family , the kids will love it . Thanks for sharing :).

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  2. aw, this looks really simple and sin-less! hahahaha.... how perfect

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  3. Joyce, it is so cool that you make your own gelato! I am very tempted to try hee..hee..

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  4. That gelato has my name on it :D I'll borrow your recipe when mango is in season .

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  5. Simply awesome and delicious looking gelato. Just drooling over here.

    Deepa

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  6. so creamy and so yumm..looks very inviting

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  7. i am a sucker when it comes to ice cream and or gelato. I have made my own ice cream before, grew up doing that, but never my own gelato. now that is a must try

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  8. Ohhh que mezcla màs deliciosa me encanta su helado muy bueno,Joyce mermelada u otros productos de rosa mosqueta la encuentras en algunas herboristerìas,saludos y abrazos.

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  9. Perfect flavors, so delicious and pretty too! It would definitely not melt fast here in this bitter cold weather, so bring a bowl over, please!

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  10. Sounds really healthy, who says u cant have a treat when ur on a diet eh? ;)

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  11. Joyce, this is my 3rd time of leaving comment here but still can't see it. Testing testing 123.

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  12. Oh, now I can my latest comment. it happened last night when i left my message here but they weren't show up. No "verification" too.

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  13. No sugar in this gelato!!! Yum! Yum! Yum!

    You know me, Joyce! Anything with no sugar and fat are good for me :p

    Zoe

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  14. Love the flavors combo , here. . Very healthy

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  15. This is a tropical delight and healthy too. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  16. Gorgeous and healthy! I love that you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying a beautiful bowl of this tropical goodness. This looks very tasty.

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  17. my favorite fruits together in one refreshing treat. who can resist this?

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  18. That looks fabulous! Such wonderful flavours and healthy as well!

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  19. B eats ice cream just about every nite all year long. I don't because it is so fattening. Now I will have to try this one just for me.

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  20. I definitely need to make this one the next time I have some extra mangoes. I love how simple it is--you can't beat only 3 ingredients. ;-) Yum!

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  21. This is delicious, Joyce. I've made this one a couple of times, and always with home made yoghurt too. I generally find though that I need to add a bit of honey, as the mangoes that we get in New Zealand are always imported in a very under ripe condition and so are seldom very sweet. I confess to having eaten this for breakfast!

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