07 July 2008

Mango, Rose Wine & Cinnamon Sorbet

I have a new kitchen gadget, courtesy of Lakeland.

I just can't resist that shop! I visited it last weekend and bought a set of spotty salad servers, an 8 inch loose-bottomed cake tin and liners, an avocado slicer and a mango splitter. The mango splitter is great, it saves so much faffing about slicing the skin off! You just push it down from the top to the bottom and voila, two halves ready for cubing.

Mango, Rose Wine & Cinnamon Sorbet

2 mangoes, cubed
1 cup rose wine
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Whizz up all the ingredients until smooth and blend in an ice cream maker for 30 minutes. You will have a soft sorbet at this point. Spoon into a freezer proof container and freeze until ready to use.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, you could put the blended mixture into your container and freeze. Whip up the mixture every hour, do this about 4 times, you will feel a difference in the texture. The sorbet will be ready a few hours after freezing.

I am entering this sorbet into You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Frozen Desserts, a blog event set up by Mike at Mike's Table, who wants us to put our creativity towards cooling off with something sweet this summer. I am all for that, it should be a good roundup!


  1. Ooo that sorbet sounds yummy and different! I love mangoes but they're such a pain if you want to cut them up. I should get one of those!

  2. I want one of those mango splitters Holler:D

  3. This is an adult sorbet, eh? Not safe for kids, with the rose wine. Unless that's a kind of cordial?

    Where is Lakeland, incidentally?

  4. What a nifty gadget! I'm always making a mess in the kitchen when I try to cut mangoes. And the sorbet looks delicious, too :)

  5. OK, I'm so terrified about your kitchen tools. That's not to say that we didn't get you one, that you'll have to wait for for nearly a month, but still: how many kitchen tools do you really want to have lounging about in your limited drawer space?

  6. I stay away from kitchen stores, as I inevitably end up buying something.

    This sorbet sounds refreshing. It is hot here just now, and if I had the energy, I would make this right away.

  7. Hooray for gadgets! What a brilliant idea. Like Lisa, I try to stay away from kitchen shops now...but i I ever see one of those...very cool.

    Such summery, cooling flavours. Fabulous recipe, Holler.

  8. Hi Ashley, the slitter is great, so easy to use. One of the gadgets I think I will keep using.

    Hello Val, Maybe santa will bring you one!

    Hey I don't want to share it at all Tadmack, it is so good!

    They are in 18a Buchanan Galleries
    Buchanan Street G1 2FF, but you can order online @ lakeland.co.uk. It is a great shop!

    Hi Ricki, you definitely need one too!

    Hi Davimack, yay you bought me a pressie! How good is that? I can't wait a month! S'not fair :(

    Only the good gadgets are squeezed into the cupbaord. Many are forgotten :(

    It is a very quick one Lisa and would really cool you down, lovely smooth sorbet.

    Thanks Lucy :)

  9. The sorbet sounds fabulous!

    I always considered a mango splitter an unnecessary splurge - perhaps not any more!

  10. sounds an interesting combination but it is just too cold for frozen desserts in Melbourne - but I wouldn't say no to a stroll down the aisles of lakeland

  11. 'f you wanted to visit Glasgow before then, I'm sure we could work something out. ;)

  12. Wow holler this sorbet looks really refreshing and delicious!
    very good job hun!
    a big kiss

  13. My mum loves Lakeland too, and she has one of those mango splitters! My boyfriend laughs at her but she swears by it. Anything which helps make this gorgeous-sounding sorbet has got to be a good bet.

  14. Fearless KitchenTuesday, 08 July, 2008

    This is really interesting. I wouldn't have thought of combining rose wine (or any wine, for that matter) with mango, but I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't be delicious.

  15. This sounds like a delicious combo and that plating photo looks wonderful. Thanks for a great entry!

  16. Hi Diann, I am a sucker for gadgets at Lakeland.

    Hi Johanna, it is odd to think of you in the cold when we are in the middle of summer. Well as summer as it gets in Scotland anyway!

    I shall try to be patient Davimack!

    Thanks Silvia, I was just thinking I hadn't spoken to you in a while :)

    I am with your mum Iysy. Give that boy a slap next time he laughs at your mum!

    Hi Fearless, it does work, it seems to make a softer and creamier sorbet. I suppose the alcohol stops it from freezing and icing up completely.

    Thanks Mike, I am looking forward to the line-up!

  17. Wow that looks amazing! Perfect for a hot summer night!

  18. Yum! Yum! YUM!

    I'm a sucker for cinnamon and I love mango...

    As it happens, I'm going to be in the UK this weekend visiting the folks - a pilgrimage to Lakeland is definitely on the cards!

  19. Well, isn't that a handy gadget?
    I love a good, ripe mango, but you're right. There's no good way to approach them.

    And, well... who can argue with a lovely sorbet at this time of the year?

  20. This looks like such a delicious sorbet Holler! WOW! And so simple. I just made pomegranate sorbet, so I am in that kind of mood - AND I have a mango in the fridge as we speak....hmmmmmm... ;)

    Thanks also for the review on the mango splitter, I was wondering if they were worth it!

  21. THis is a great gadget a great meal....
    Clever you!
    Wish we had the weather for a cold dessert.

  22. We are celebrating reaching the end of the alphabet - and the book comes out this weeek - with another attempt at a worldwide vegetable face project…
    It would be lovely if you would enter, your tomato face was brilliant last year. There is a prize for children and for adult who makes the best face!!
    Would you let people know>
    Thank you Charlotte

  23. I think we all need one of those mango splitters! Since mangos are in great abundance here right now, I usually am fixing something with them everyday! Your sorbet looks great Holler! And best of all it has Rose' wine!!!! Looks very refreshing! Hope you are having a great summer!

  24. That mango sorbet sounds good! I like the sound of a mango splitter.

  25. I think you're on to something. Just last night someone was handing out samples of chardonnay sorbet in my grocery store. I didn't have any, but I might have to give your recipe a try. The flavors sound so good!

  26. Holler - FANTASTIC!!!!!


  27. Golly, that's some sorbet!

    Methinks I'll also have to invest in one of those mango-splitter thingummies. Ta for the heads-up.

  28. Hi Wheeler, we are not having many of those warm summer nights here in Scotland. It is just rain, rain and more rain!

    Hi Jen, don't go too crazy, it happens very easily! If you let me know which store you are going to, I can ask them to keep you away from the cookbooks, LOL!

    It is rather lovely, Lo!

    Hi Jenn, I look forward to that recipe. Although pomegranates are even more hard work than mangoes! Now I just need a pomegranate gadget :)

    Hi Charlotte, congratualtions on the book! I will be ordering copies, they will be great pressies! I will have another go at the vegetable face and let everyone know.

    I am ordering some sun for the weekend as we speak :)

    See there is no excuse Deb, you have to make it, as it is a good wine recipe and I bet you could pick out just the right wine!

    Hi Kevin, it does take so much work and mess out of cutting mangoes, well for me anyway, but then again I am a messy pup!

    Hi Cookie Guy, I think I am going to experiement with more of these wine sorbets. It did taste rather good!

    Thanks David!

    That's ok Spaghetti, although I am starting to wish I had bought shares!

  29. I'd of never thought of putting htose flavours together but I can imagine it working so well. Well done

  30. Holler that looks amazing. A mango splitter, huh? I probably need one of those. :)

  31. Thanks Mike!

    You definitely need one Marye :)

  32. This looks divine. I will be trying this recipe out soon!

  33. Rebecca (Foodie With Family)Sunday, 13 July, 2008

    I sure hope this IS an adult sorbet. That'd be my only hope of being able to finish off my serving by myself without 6 other spoons finding their ways into my bowl.

    It's gorgeous! Thank you for the lovely recipe. (And now I have a good reason to break out that mango splitter I just aquired a couple weeks ago.)

  34. Hi Tmar, Thank you!

    Hi Rebecca, it is definitely an adult sorbet, so you are free to eat it at leisure although I am sure you will get some dirty looks for not sharing!

  35. I don't know what to bless you for more, Holler, this really sophisticated sorbet or the knowledge that a mango splitter *does* exist.
    : ) Thanks!

  36. That's ok Susan, the sorbet is delicious and you have to have a mango splitter. They are great, honest!

  37. Really nice combination of flavors here. Cinnamon and mangoes sound good to me.

  38. I love mangoes - and this looks amazing :D

  39. It is so good Rachel, you have to make it :)


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