Category Archives: Cold Goodies

Mango and peach puree

Summer is hereeeee, bringing with it the best fruits ever! I whizzed this up for bubba but this can also be used for a whole bunch of Christmas dishes. You can serve it warm alongside roast pork, or drizzled cold over your pavlova/Chrissy trifle!

Ingredients
Flesh of 1 mango
Flesh of 1 peach (I used white, you can use yellow too. Or even nectarines)

Method
– Pop fruit in your Thermomix bowl.
– Whizz for 3 secs/speed 7.
– Dunzo!

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Strawberry and lime sorbet

It’s been a scorcher here in Melbourne, and being heavily pregnant, ice cream has definitely been my friend recently! But when I headed to Dandenong Markets and saw 2 huge punnets of strawberries on sale for $3, I thought that a frozen treat would be perfect for dessert. And the Thermomix is an absolute dream when it comes to whipping up a quick sorbet.

I read somewhere that lime or lemon juice enhances the flavour of the fruit so I got some limes from the market too. The recipe below makes enough sorbet for 2 big serves, but if you’re making this for more people then you’re better off with the quantity of ingredients I used in my mango sorbet.

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Ingredients
75g sugar
200g strawberries
Juice from half a lime
350g ice

Method
– Blitz the sugar in your TMX bowl for 10 secs/speed 9.
– Add strawberries, lime juice and ice, turn dial up to speed 5,, then increasing slowly to speed 10.
– Blend for about 1 min. Check the consistency, and add some water or more ice if you need to thin or thicken the consistency.
– Voila, instant dessert that literally took less than 3 minutes to whip up!

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Mango Sorbet

(Recipe from the Everyday Cooking for Every Family TMX cookbook)

Ingredients

150g sugar (on my second go I actually reduced the sugar to 100g which didn’t affect the consistency at all. Next time I might even take it down to 80g, but I don’t generally like things too sweet anyway)

200-300g fruit in season – I used 340g of fresh mango flesh

1 egg white (optional, I stopped using this on the third go because I felt guilty about wasting the yolks! It didn’t really make a difference as far as I could see.)

2 x 350g ice cubes

Method

  • Place sugar into TM bowl and mill for 10 seconds on speed 9.
  • Add the mango, 350g of ice and the egg white. Slowly turn the speed dial to speed 10. 
  • Add the remaining ice after 20 seconds. Blend for a further 1 minute on speed 9. 
  • Serve, bask in the glory of your guests’ amazement that you’ve casually whipped up a dessert in 3 minutes flat, and try to avoid brain freeze.
  • Tip: Use the spatula to move the ice around when the sorbet is blending. Otherwise you may end up with some chunky bits of ice.

Go nuts with your flavours depending on what’s in season.. like this strawberry and lime version!

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