This healthy Mango Sorbet recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day or after a workout. Made with only frozen mangos and coconut milk, this 2 ingredient sorbet is naturally sugar-free, vegan and dairy-free.
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I have a mild obsession with all fruit. When I want a snack... it's almost always fruit and Mangoes top my list of favorites. I've been known to eat just mango for a meal before. The love runs deep. I even made a video of my favorite way to peel a mango using a cup! It makes eating mango SO much easier.
Mangoes are sooooo good anytime... but don't they look even more delish turned into a totally clean eating 2 Ingredient Healthy Mango Sorbet? If you are looking for mango snacks this is the perfect combination of fruit turned into a creamy and cool healthy treat.
We'll get to the homemade healthy sorbet recipe in a minute, but first I want to talk mangoes with you so you can join my team of mango lovers.
Are mangoes a superfruit?
Mangoes are actually a superfruit! They are bursting with antioxidants and contain over 20 vitamins and minerals. One cup of mango has only 100 calories. So basically one of my favorite "indulgences" is 100% healthy for me. I feel like I'm winning at life since I found that out. It's the perfect base for a healthy Mango Sorbet.
What are the benefits of mango?
Mangoes are also the perfect fruit for athletes because of all those nutrients! The Vitamin C is good for our immune system and the Vitamin A is good for healthy skin, immune function and bone growth. There's also Folate, Vitamin B6 and copper in those sweet tender fruits.
All that healthy foodie goodness makes a mango the ideal post-workout snack either raw or in a healthy sorbet.
How to you pick a good mango?
Mangoes actually come in a variety of colors... green, yellow, and red. The ones below are just two of the many varieties. When ripe mangos will often be a golden yellow color.
When picking out a mango, it's actually not the color that will let you know if it's ripe, you must choose by touch. You want a mango that has a slight "give" and will be soft. If you want to eat it today, choose a fruit that is slightly softer. If you want one to eat in a few days, choose one that is slightly firmer.
This healthy sorbet recipe calls for frozen mango. You can either buy that in the frozen food section or make your own by freezing fresh mango.
How to Peel a Mango
To get to the fruity goodness... just slice off either side of the fruit leaving the seed behind. The mango "cheeks" will come out with a knife and spoon. I've been known to eat the center like an apple to not leave any fruit behind. I have no shame when it comes to my love of mangos. If you need step by step instructions, watch my mango peeling video here.
Mango is wonderful raw, in smoothies, as a salsa or even a simple sorbet like this healthy Mango Sorbet! If you are freezing your own mango just take those cubes and put them on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once frozen you can use them or transfer them to a ziplock bag for storage.
What is Mango Sorbet made of?
Sorbet is traditionally made of fruit and a sweetener, but since most fruits (like mangoes) are naturally sweet I decided to skip the sweetener in this recipe. That makes this a mango sorbet without sugar! That makes this sorbet healthy.
Is sorbet healthier than ice cream?
Sorbet is healthier than ice cream in the sense that it is dairy-free and fat-free. On the other hand, sorbet usually has more sugar than ice cream, but my healthy mango sorbet is sugar-free making this a perfect mango snack.
Ingredients in Healthy Mango Sorbet
- Mangoes: You'll want to make sure you choose a ripe mango following the tips above. You can also buy already frozen mango cubes at the grocery store with the other frozen fruit.
- Coconut milk: Coconut milk gives the sorbet a nice creamy texture with a slight coconut flavor.
How to Make the Homemade Sorbet
- To make the Healthy Mango Sorbet you just blend frozen mango and a splash of coconut milk in a high-speed blender like a vitamix or food processor until smooth. Or you can also use just the frozen mango with this machine.
- To get the pretty scoops, just smooth it out in an airtight container and pop in the freezer for 30 minutes. You'll then be able to scoop it out like ice cream.
It's so naturally sweet and delicious, you'll never believe it's so healthy. It's also surprising how simple a homemade sorbet can be!
Can you just imagine how delicious, healthy, and satisfying this Healthy Mango Sorbet recipe would be after a hot and sweaty summer run? I know first hand it hits the spot!
Make sure to check out the National Mango Board's site to learn more about Mangos! Enjoy.
More Healthy Mango Recipes...
- Fresh Mango Salsa
- Shrimp Burgers with Mango Avocado Salsa
- Shrimp Lettuce Tacos with Mango Salsa
- Mango Orange Smoothie
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Also try these other dairy-free desserts…
- 4 Ingredient Watermelon Mint Nice Cream
- 3 Ingredient Strawberry Mint Nice Cream
- 5 Ingredient Double Dark Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
- 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Nice Cream
- Clean Eating & Vegan Peppermint Nice Cream
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
2 Ingredient Healthy Mango Sorbet
- 2 mangos, cubed and frozen
- splash of coconut milk
- Blend or process the mango and coconut in a high-speed blender or food processor. Serve immediately or smooth out in an airtight container. Store in the freezer.
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The coconut milk that comes in a can?
I tested with the type that comes in a carton, but I’m sure either would
Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com says
Yum! This will definitely be pinned to my Pinboard for a must try recipe!!!! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy it.
One of our favs! We also like to blend with frozen watermelon for hydration after the girls soccer games or long days in the sun. Now I'm craving a big bowl of this! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!
This looks like a great summer recipe! I can't wait to try it after a long workout. It will definitely be a treat!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I don't know what I'd do without mangoes! SOOOO good <3
Aren't they! Yummy!
Miz Helen says
We will love your Mango Sorbet, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Nicole Escat says
I love your recipe, we have so many mangoes in our place. It only cost around $1 per kilogram!
I think I'd turn into a mango then!
Samantha Pierce says
What a great snack idea! I love mangos!
Me too! Thanks Samantha!
Maureen Campaiola says
This sounds amazing! I can't wait to make this.
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Maureen!
Giselle Rochford says
I actually haven't always been a huge fan of mangoes, which is strange since I lived on a tropical island for over 18 years LOL
But these days I love it, so I'll definitely be giving this sorbet a try 😀
Oh man! If I lived on a tropical island I think I'd turn into a mango!
Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says
This looks wonderful, quick, & easy too! Can't wait to try it!!
Thanks Angela! I hope you enjoy it.
Laura Grace Andry says
This looks really yummy. I am planning on trying this with pineapple tonight (as that is what I have on hand) and next time I will give mangos a try. yum!!!
Oohhhh! That sounds good!
I love love love mangoes, so this is the best thing ever to me. 😀 Can't wait to try making it! <3 Yay for coconut milk!
Thanks Farrah! I hope you enjoy it.
rachel @ athletic avocado says
perfect way to eat fresh mango! So refreshing and delicious!
Thanks Rachel! It's so good!
Mmm... I love this, because you can make it for any allergy, and it's so colorful, flavorful, and nutritious. 🙂 Mangos are so juicy and tropical.
Such a good point! Thanks Emily!
Christina Bauer says
Love that you used coconut milk in this! I'll need to blend some up soon, once I get my hands on some mangos!
Thanks Christina! I hope you enjoy it.
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
i cant wait to make this sorbet..so simple and looks perfect.
Thanks Dixya! I hope you enjoy it!
Blane Sherer says
I'm a big fruit fan but I don't think I have
ever eaten mangos. I will give them a try.
They are sooooo gooooddd!!!!
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers says
Ohhhh, this looks heavenly. I've made banana "ice cream" before but have never done a mango sorbet. It would be such a refreshing treat after a hot run this summer!
It is! Totally the same idea, just with mangos!
maria @closeothome says
My daughter loves mangos and this would be a great and healthy dessert. Great bright photos too.
Thank you so much Maria! I hope you enjoy it.
Lex @ Flecksoflex says
I am DEFINITELY on Team Mango! So delicious! My coworker brought in some green mango last week, and seasoned it with lime and salt. I never eat raw mango, but this was a pretty delicious little snack!
The sorbet sounds so good. And two ingredients makes it so easy.
Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise says
Yum! I love mangoes. And I love super simple recipes with minimal ingredients. I'll have to try making this when it gets super hot this summer.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Wow doesn't get any easier than that! Looks delish
This sounds like heaven! Those are the most gorgeous mangoes!! I have been getting mangoes a lot in Hawaii. I guess it is mango season and they're so good. I will have to make this soon!
This looks SO delicious! And simple enough for me to attempt!
Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple says
This looks so refreshing! I just bought a ton of mangos to make salsa with this weekend.. but now I'm thinking I want to make this instead!
We're ALL on team mango around here - I like to give the pit to Ryan to run around with and gnaw on. (And get my whole house sticky but what else is new.)
Lady Lilith says
This is such a great idea. I have some ice pop molds. A great summer snack.
April Hammond says
I just discovered Mangoes and love them, I think they are such a sexy fruit (if fruit can be sexy,lol). This recipe sounds great!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
wow i love mangos and sorbet! This looks really delicious!
I love mango and I love sorbet so I am dying to try this! Gorgeous photos!
Thanks Neely! I know you will love it!
Jess Benoit says
This mango sorbet looks so good & so easy to make! We love mango but I don't think I've actually ever bought one. Now I need to so I can make this...yum!
Once you know the secret to cutting them and picking them, they are so simple!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
One of the most fun things about living in Jamaica was eating mangoes as they fell off the trees. It was hilarious as well, because you had to make sure that you didn't get hit! That didn't feel so great. And then to truly eat like a local, you had to peel it with your teeth. I wonder if I can still do that...
I didn't know you live in Jamaica? Very cool! I could eat mangos like that all time time!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I am so excited for all the fresh and ripe mangos around at the moment. This looks like a lovely refreshing dessert for a hot day like today.
Thanks Dannii! They are so delish.