We have mangos! In the last two weeks, our mango tree has finally started to produce ripe fruit. We must have arrived right as the last mango season was ending, because we’ve been in our house for 8 months (wow, time is flying by) and these are the first mangos we’ve seen. We have plenty to eat ourselves, and to share with our housekeeper, gardener and friends. We’ve eaten them plain, in smoothies, and this week I made coconut mango popsicles that turned out deliciously.
Here’s the very simple recipe I used:
1 ¼ cups diced fresh mango
¾ cups light coconut milk
juice from 2 limes
Mix in a blender, pour into your popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy.
You could add sugar if it’s too tart for you, although our mangos are plenty sweet without the sugar. And of course, you could add some Haitian Barbancourt Rhum for an “adult” version.
The one area for improvement would be that our mangos are a bit pulpy and have these tiny hairs that I don’t know how to remove. I’ve tried pushing the mango flesh through a fine mesh sieve, but it was pretty time intensive, and the hairs are so fine that most got through anyway. Any ideas on how to deal with those tiny mango hairs would be much appreciated!