The second question I get when people find out I eat a mostly whole foods, plant-based diet is “how can you not eat ice cream?” Well, try this incredibly simple recipe full of flavor. I use frozen packages of diced mango and a touch of instant oats to provide some texture and cream factor. NO added sugar or any dairy means a lot less calories per serving (or in my case, larger serving portions with no guilt!).
2 lb packages of frozen diced mangos, or about 8 cups (feel free to use fresh, diced and frozen)
The Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1/2 cup of quick or instant oats
In the bowl of a food processor, add the frozen mango and the quick oats. Pulse for a few times or until broken down into very small chunks. Add the lime juice, lime zest, and basil and puree until just combined. Add a few tablespoons of water if too thick. Serve immediately, or place in the freezer for up to 30 minutes before serving.
Note: this is a great recipe to use your high-speed blender. If you have one of these, simply add all the ingredients and blend with the use of the tamper until reaching a creamy, gelato-like consistency. This may not even need the few tablespoons of water.