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Mango Margarita Ice Cream

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Mango Margarita Ice Cream


I’m headed to the beach today.  As I type mi carino is fighting with the pile of floats, buckets, shovels and gear my kids have left in the living room.  Can you believe I live a 20 minutes drive from Port Aransas Beach and a 10 minute drive from Rockport Beach, its insane? Two dreamy locations loving offering their glory of salty, light blue waves, miles of sandy brown turf and hours upon hours of fun.

One of the many, many blessings of moving home. 

Today we will splash in the waves, my kids will chase their cousins on the hot sand and they will all insist on us carrying bucket after bucket of sweet sand in the hopes that their dream village of sandcastles will be built.


Sunscreen, check 

Towels, check

Snacks, check


One the drive home sun kissed tiny faces will nod off, my arms will ache and mi carino will be craving a nap.  A shower, a nap and an early dinner will conclude our day.  The kiddos will run outside with a paleta in hand and us adults will settle in for a heaping, no make it 3 heaping scoops of mango margarita ice cream.

Heck we did carry all those buckets of sand, we deserve it. 

Waves, sand, kids, a nap and Mango margarita ice cream.  A dreamy Friday! Enjoy!




Serve this ice cream in small margarita glass for a fun presentation.  Make sure you add a colorful rim by combining chile with salt.  Run a wedge of lime over your glass and dip in salt.  The chile give you a spicy kick that pairs so sweetly with the creamy ice cream. This ice cream is no churn, so it does melt fairly quick. Rim your glasses, scoop your ice cream and stash in freezer until ready to serve.


Mango Margarita Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: serves 4-6


  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup pureed mango


  1. Pour the lime juice, tequila and Cointreau into a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.
  2. Add sugar and whisk to dissolve.
  3. Add the cream and then softly whip until thick and smooth but not stiff.
  4. Fold in mango puree
  5. Spoon into an airtight container.
  6. Freeze overnight.


With ice cream maker, pour in the mixture and follow manufacturer's directions.

Adapted from Nigella Lawson



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24 Responses to Mango Margarita Ice Cream

  1. [...] 18. Mango Margarita Ice Cream: Serve this mango ice cream in margarita eyeglasses with a chili and salt rim. [...]

  2. This sounds like such a refreshing flavor, Vianney and I love how you’ve presented it. Delicious!
    Susan recently posted..Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream SandwichesMy Profile

  3. Vianney, this looks AMAZING!! How do you always manage to combine my favorite flavors?!!
    the wicked noodle recently posted..baked strawberry oatmealMy Profile

  4. sounds like you found the perfect place to settle. so jealous.
    and also jealous of the way you finished your day, i have never made my own ice-cream, somehow way too scared to try it but I’m no shy when it comes to eating it
    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} recently posted..Low-fat banana browniesMy Profile

  5. one should always finish a day at the beach with an ice cream cone!
    grace recently posted..a tiny grill is still a grillMy Profile

  6. I’m SO jealous that you live SO close to a beach! I love that part of the Texas coast. It’s gorgeous! Fabulous adult ice cream! Putting this one on my list to make and then I know I’ll have to fight the hubby for it. :)
    mjskit recently posted..Fried Catfish and Carrot Raisin Salad – Picnic @ Ray’sMy Profile

  7. A very pretty presentation! I love mango and this is a perfect summer treat.
    Angie@Angie’s Recipes recently posted..Mixed Seeds Light Rye BreadMy Profile

  8. Ahh, so refreshing…some now would really hit the spot! All the flavors make for a cool combination!
    Bonnie Banters recently posted..Easy, Breezy Potato Salad with Baby RedsMy Profile

  9. What a great presentation! I’m ready for dessert now. :)
    Katty recently posted..GiardinieraMy Profile

  10. I love this post! I feel like I’ve worked hard today and want my scoop of mango margarita ice cream;-)
    Patty recently posted..easy thai basil ginger-pickled cucumbersMy Profile

  11. This is absolutely delightful…and love the presentation!
    Hope you had a great beach day :)
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s on the side? Chilled Wild Mushroom and Coconut Soup VelouteMy Profile

  12. So this is where you have moved to! Sounds like you have settled in. Wonderful for the children… and this looks yummy! It would be great in a Popsicle, too, I bet!
    Great recipe idea!
    PS – bought all the ingredients for your chicken with green pablano peppers etc and also bought for the red and black mole sauce. Probably in over my head. We shall see.
    I plan to cook it outside on the gas bbq to not stink up the house. :) V
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  13. This ice cream looks delicious!!
    I too live at 10 minutes drive from beach.. It is my getaway from the craziness of day to day life..
    Have a great weekend!!

  14. I’ve been to both of those beaches on birdwatching trips. I love this ice cream. And beautiful presentation Vianney. Pinned.
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  15. I’m jealous of your beach adventures! And wish I were there with you, gobbling down this ice cream. It sounds like a dream!
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  16. How much fun that sounds!! How I wish I had this to ear!
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  17. Pass me one, por favor!
    Blond Duck recently posted..Friday 4th: FireworksMy Profile

  18. Such a fun presentation! And of course, it sounds amazing. Hope you all had a fabulous day in the sun and sand! =)
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Cream Cheese and Almond Coffee CakeMy Profile

  19. Wow Vianney, this ice cream is calling my name…mango margarita…looks delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend :)
    Juliana recently posted..Coconut Macaroons from “Flour” and Happy 4th of July!My Profile

  20. Liquor and ice cream? You’re amazing.
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  21. wow! loved the post and loved that ice cream – i can’t wait to try this!
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) recently posted..Soba Noodles with Zucchini RibbonsMy Profile

  22. wow, I love the sound of this ice cream – and your description is so tempting to want to make right now… and I’m at work!!!
    Drick recently posted..fresh strawberries in vanilla custard ice creamMy Profile

  23. Yum, yum! I love the colorful and spicy kick of the chili rim :)
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  24. Terrific! This is such a great flavor.



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