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Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet (without an ice-cream freezer)

Next time I would freeze this Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet for 30 minutes longer, but otherwise it was perfect for a healthy hot-weather treat! Use Fruit Recipes to find more treats like this one!

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Please look at this photo of Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet made with no added sugar and imagine I had been able to leave it in the freezer for maybe 30 minutes more, and then it would have been completely perfect! I was going to a party and had to take photos of this just a little sooner than I would have liked, but if the sorbet was a tiny bit too soft, that’s easily fixed next time.

I don’t have an ice cream freezer, so I made this using a method I found in the comments at AllRecipes, where I found the recipe I adapted for the sorbet.  Mangoes are one of my very favorite fruits, but now that this turned out so well I find myself thinking of a few other fruits it would be fun to make into sorbet for the hot weather we’re having.

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Combine the water and sweetener of your choice, bring to a boil and let it cool while you peel and cut up the mangoes.  This mixture is a simple syrup to sweeten the sorbet. You need mangoes that are very ripe for this recipe, and you can see by the juice that these mangoes I got from my nephew Nate were perfect. To cut up a mango, slice off the sides along the flat seed, then slice away any other mango flesh that clings to the stone.  Then peel each piece.  (The oblong shaped seed is on the bottom right in this photo.)

Coarsely chop the mango and put it in a food processor. Add the lime juice and process about 45 seconds, until the mango is mostly pureed. Then add the cooled simple syrup and process another 45 seconds or so, until the mixture is completely smooth.

Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet (without an ice-cream freezer) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Put the mixture into a bowl with a tight fitting lid and put it in the freezer, taking it out every 30 minutes and scraping away the frozen parts and whisking until it’s smooth.  Here’s my sorbet after one hour. After two hours the mixture is getting a little more frozen.  (Remember, I am whisking it every 30 minutes.) After three hours, it’s quite slushy. And the bottom photo how it looked after 3 1/2 hours when I had to take photos so I could go to a party, but next time I’ll leave it about 30 minutes more.

Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet (without an ice-cream freezer) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Even thought it might have been a little soft, the Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet was delicious!

More Tasty Mango Recipes for Hot Weather:

Mango Lassi from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mango Flan from My Colombian Recipes
Kiwi, Mango, and Cucumber Salsa from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Vietnamese Green Mango Salad from Herbivoracious
Mango Sasa with Red Bell Pepper from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet (without an ice-cream freezer)

This Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet has only 4 ingredients and is a perfect hot weather treat!


  • 2 large very ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of your choice
  • 1 1/2 T fresh lime juice


  1. In a small pan combine the water and sweetener and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off and let the mixture cool while you peel and cut up the mangoes.
  3. To peel the mangoes, slice along each side of the flat seed, guiding your knife to come as close as you can to the mango seed.  Then slice away any other mango flesh that still clings to the seed.
  4. Peel away the skin and chop the flesh.
  5. Put the chopped mango and lime juice in a food processor and process for about 45 seconds, until the mixture is quite pureed.
  6. Add the cooled simple sugar mixture and process about 45 second more, until there are no lumps.
  7. Put the mixture into a plastic bowl with a tight fitting lid and put it in the freezer.
  8. Ever 30 minutes, remove bowl from the freezer, scrape away the frozen part around the edges and whisk it into the mixture.
  9. Total freezing time is 3-4 hours, depending on how cold your freezer is.  For my freezer, I would freeze it 4 hours next time for a slightly firmer sorbet.
  10.  Divide into individual bowls and serve.


This recipe could easily be doubled and made in an ice cream freezer.

Recipe adapted from Mango Sorbet at AllRecipes.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If made with an approved low-calorie sweetener, this Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet would be approved for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. Portion size for phase 2 is 1/2 of a mango, so if you made this into four servings that would be the right size portion. Mangoes are relatively high in sugar, so this can never really be low-carb even without added sugar.

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    51 Comments on “Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet (without an ice-cream freezer)”

  1. Glad you are enjoying the blog.

    Honestly, I have no idea how it would work to use frozen mango in this. I would guess you might want a bit less water, but that's only a guess.

  2. will this work or do i have to make and changes to use frozen unsweetened Mango? I live in a very small town and have never seen fresh Mangos at my local store.
    Thanks LOVE YOUR SITE!

  3. @Dawson – I'm so glad it worked for you! No, haven't tried this yet, I haven't bought any mangoes yet this year…which is shocking, since I love them…but it's on my list when I hit the farmer's market next week!

  4. @Marie: Thanks again for your tip about stirring the mixture in the mini-ice cream maker every 2-3 minutes and then letting it set up after "churning" for 5-10 minutes more. It worked great!!!

    Have you tried Kalyn's mango sorbet in it yet?

  5. Superb blog u have

  6. Karina, I am intrigued to try this Stevia in the Raw for baking. It has a volume that's just like sugar so it seems like it would be idea.

  7. I am intrigued by the granulated stevia. I've only used the powdered form (mostly in tea and smoothies). In baking, a tiny bit is all you use (powdered), so you lose structure and volume, and it can taste bitter.

    Your mango sorbet looks so refreshing. I'm going to try a sorbet soon. I've been avoiding ice cream and sorbets due to the sugar. Using stevia is a fabulous idea!

  8. Kelly, I am interested to try this type of stevia in something baked to see how it is. HATED the stevia packets but this tasted just like sugar.

  9. I love mango sorbet, but haven't made it myself. I've tried Stevia before and don't mind it in cold things, like iced tea, but don't care for it in my coffee. Whether this was completely frozen or not, it sounds perfect for a hot day!

  10. Gina, cherry sorbet sounds amazing. I have a feeling that I'll be buying an ice cream maker before too long, but good to know that you can do it without one for people who don't have one.

  11. I just made cherry sorbet! But I used an ice cream
    maker, I like the idea of making it without!