Homemade Mango Sorbet

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a bottle of mango juice. Either something about the bottle, color, or label caught my attention, and my first instinct was to make some mango margaritas to sip on during a family gathering. The mango margaritas were really delicious, but the following day I realized that I had a lot of mango juice left over. I tried serving the juice to the kids, and they did not seem to really like the taste, as it did not have the tartness of orange juice. Instead of letting it go to waste, I decided to play one over on my kids, and make a mango sorbet.

Mango Sorbet Recipe

As you probably know, I make ice cream for the kids quiet often, after all, they dream of dessert on a daily basis, I am not kidding. But sorbet is not like ice cream. Typically, sorbet is made with a sugar water or what I call a simple syrup, and it also contains a fruit juice. It is really that simple.

So I thought I would use my ice cream make and create a batch of mango sorbet, and am I glad I did. As much as the kids did not like the cup of mango juice, they were begging for additional scoops of the sorbet.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of mango juice
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested

First, make the simple syrup. To a sauce pan, add the sugar and water, and bring it to a boil, stirring along the way. Once it boils, bring it to a simmer and cook until all of the sugar dissolves, roughly 5 minutes or so.

Remove the pan from the heat, and set it aside to cool to room temperature.

Add the lemon juice and zest to the simple syrup, and give it a nice stir.

Make sure your ice cream bowl is completely frozen before beginning to make the sorbet. It is always important to do that before making any ice cream, or sorbet.

Add the simple syrup and the mango juice to the bowl, and turn on the ice cream maker, stirring for about 25-30 minutes, or until the sorbet firms up.

Return the bowl to the freezer, and let the sorbet harden, roughly 30 minutes. Serve into cones, or bowls.

The results are a homemade sorbet that has the perfect texture, a great sweetness and flavor from the mango juice, and a bunch of happy people. Enjoy

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts to “Homemade Mango Sorbet”

  1. I’m going to be on the lookout for mango juice from now on. I would personally LOVE the margaritas, but my hubs and the kiddos would go crazy over this sorbet.

  2. Personally, I’d say shoo to the kids and throw in some Malibu rum! Looks delicious! Think I might have to puree some of those frozen mango chunks I have out in my freezer.

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