I don’t have a very big kitchen so I don’t have a ton of gadgets. As you may know, I have a Vitamix which we use a lot. For my birthday a couple weeks ago, I was given a Williams Sonoma gift card. I was pretty excited because I have been in dire need of a new can opener. The $10 one I have gotten from the grocery store several times only lasts about six months. I have an emergency back up metal can opener. You know the one. It leaves an impression in your hand and you have to stretch after you use it. OUCH!
I found the OXO section of the Williams Sonoma website and found a lovely can opener for $20. Surely this one will last. As I scrolled through the other offerings, I saw this:
OXO super cool mango pitter!
WOW! We love mangos but I am the only one in the house who can cut one. NOT ANYMORE! This went into my cart immediately and as soon as I got the shipping confirmation, I went out and got some mangos so they would be ripe when my new toy arrived!
Because we have a lot of smoothies in our house, I knew that I would be freezing a lot of mango. I’ve also taken to freezing bananas when they get spotty. So with two kinds of frozen tropical fruit, I had some great ingredients for a very healthy frozen dessert!
Mango Banana Freeze (4 servings)
One mango, pitted, chopped and frozen
Two bananas, peeled, chunked and frozen
1/2 cup coconut milk or other liquid of your choice – water is good too
1. Separate the frozen chunks of frozen fruit and put in a blender that can handle frozen fruit very well.
2. Add 1/4 cup of liquid.
3. Start blending on low and slowly increase the speed. If your blender has a tamper, you will need it to push the fruit down. Add more liquid if needed.
4. The mixture will start forming four balls on the top when it is blended to the right consistency.
5. Serve immediately.
The Spouse, who doesn’t tend to like things I make that do not have extra sweetener, ate half of this. HALF! He loved it! My Faithful Assistant didn’t love it. The Teenager is now The College Student so he wasn’t around to try it. I am confident he would have enjoyed it. He has very healthy eating habits. He also has a Nutri Ninja so I hope he tries to make some of this in his own toy. I would be happy to bring him some frozen mango chunks. All he needs to do is let me know he wants them.
Do I need to point out that this is a vegan dessert?
This was very refreshing on a sort of hot and steamy late summer night. It was very fast to make but very loud. There was concern that I was going to blow out the motor. I admit I was a little worried too. So if you don’t have a high speed blender, you may have to pass on this.