Welcome to my recipe for Limber De Mango, a delicious Puerto Rican icy treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’ve never tried Limber De Mango before, get ready to experience a burst of fruity flavor with every bite. Originating in Puerto Rico, this frozen treat has been a staple in Puerto Rican cuisine for generations.
Whether you’re looking for a refreshing snack on a hot summer day or a unique dessert to impress your guests, Limber De Mango is the perfect choice. Made with only a few simple ingredients, this recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to your liking.
As a chef, I love experimenting with different flavors and textures in my recipes, and Limber De Mango is no exception. The combination of sweet mangoes, sugar, and water creates a refreshing and satisfying treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed.
So, grab your blender and let’s get started on this delicious treat that will transport you straight to the beaches of Puerto Rico!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Looking for a sweet and refreshing treat that will transport you straight to the tropics? Look no further than Limber De Mango – the ultimate Puerto Rican icy treat! You’ll fall in love with this recipe for so many reasons:
First and foremost, it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients – including juicy ripe mangoes, sugar, and water – you can whip up a batch of Limber De Mango in no time. And the best part? You don’t even need an ice cream maker!
But just because it’s easy to make doesn’t mean it’s lacking in flavor. Quite the opposite, in fact. Each bite of this mango icy treat bursts with sweet, tangy, tropical flavor that will leave your taste buds singing. And because it’s made with real fruit, you can feel good about indulging in this frozen treat.
Plus, there are so many variations to try! Want to mix things up? Try swapping out the mango for other tropical fruits like passionfruit, guava, or pineapple. Or, add a coconut twist with Limber De Coco. The possibilities are endless.
Whether you’re a fan of Hispanic food, a lover of frozen treats, or just looking for a taste of the tropics, Limber De Mango is the perfect recipe for you. So grab your blender, gather your ingredients, and get ready to fall in love with this delicious Puerto Rican treat!
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make this delicious Puerto Rican treat. Don’t worry, the ingredients are simple and easy to find at your local grocery store.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 ripe mangoes (juice or use mango nectar)
- 5 oz of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar (feel free to adjust to your desired level of sweetness)
- 1/4 cup of condensed milk
- Shaved ice
- Optional: coconut milk, passionfruit, guava, pineapple, or any other frozen fruit you desire
- Ice pop molds or small paper cups
That’s it! With just a few ingredients, you can create a refreshing and sweet treat that is perfect for any hot day. Let’s move on to the recipe itself and I’ll guide you through every step of the way.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Prepare the Mangoes
Start by peeling and removing the flesh of 2 ripe mangoes. Place the mangoes in a blender or food processor with 5 oz of mango nectar and 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth.
Step 2: Sweeten the Mango Juice
Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the mango mixture, and blend again until the sugar is dissolved. If you like your limber de mango on the sweeter side, feel free to add more sugar to taste.
Step 3: Pour the Mixture into Cups
Pour the mango mixture into small cups or molds. You can use ice pop molds, paper cups, or even plastic cups. Leave a little space at the top of each cup for the mixture to expand when it freezes.
Step 4: Freeze
Cover each cup with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and insert a wooden stick into the center. Place the cups in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 3-4 hours or until completely frozen.
Step 5: Serve
Remove the cups from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to loosen. Gently remove the limber de mango from the cups and serve immediately.
Optional Step: Add Toppings
For an extra touch of flavor, you can add toppings to your limber de mango. Some popular options include shredded coconut, condensed milk, or even crushed Oreo cookies. Get creative and try out different toppings to see what you like best!
Enjoy this refreshing and sweet Puerto Rican treat on a hot summer day or any time you crave a frozen treat.
Substitutions and Variations
There are numerous variations you can make to this classic Puerto Rican icy treat recipe to suit your taste buds. Here are some suggestions:
– Mango Nectar: If you don’t have fresh mangoes, you can use mango nectar instead. Simply substitute the 2 ripe mangoes and 5 oz. of water with 1 cup of mango nectar. Adjust the sugar according to how sweet the nectar is.
– Pineapple Mango Limbers: For a tropical twist, use a combination of pineapple juice and mango juice instead of just mango juice. The ratio can be adjusted to your preference.
– Passionfruit Guava Pineapple Limbers: For an exotic flavor, consider using a combination of passionfruit, guava, and pineapple juice. This combination is perfect for those who love a tangy and sweet flavor.
– Coconut Limber: Add some coconut flavor by using coconut milk instead of water. You can also substitute the sugar with condensed milk to make it creamier.
– Oreo Limber: Add some crunch by adding crushed Oreo cookies to the mixture before freezing.
– Peanut Butter Limber: For a nutty and creamy flavor, mix in some creamy peanut butter to the mixture before freezing.
– Frozen Fruit Limber: Mix in some frozen fruits like strawberries or raspberries to the mixture before freezing for a fruity twist.
– Piña Colada Limber: Mix in some rum and coconut cream to make a boozy version of this icy treat.
– Limón Limber: Add some tanginess by substituting the mango juice with lime juice.
The possibilities are endless with this recipe, so don’t be afraid to get creative and mix and match flavors to make your perfect Limber De Mango!
Serving and Pairing
Once you’ve made your delicious Limber De Mango, it’s time to think about how you want to serve and pair it. The icy treat is perfect for hot summer days or as a light dessert after a meal.
One classic Puerto Rican way to serve Limber De Mango is to scoop it into small paper cups or plastic cones and enjoy it as a handheld snack. If you want to get creative, you can even use popsicle molds or ice cube trays to make fun shapes and sizes.
When it comes to pairing, there are plenty of options that will complement the sweet and tangy flavors of the mango. For a tropical twist, consider serving your Limber De Mango alongside other Puerto Rican treats like de coco (coconut ice) or de piña colada (pineapple coconut ice). You can also mix things up by pairing it with other frozen treats, such as ice cream or shaved ice.
If you prefer a more savory pairing, try serving your Limber De Mango with a side of salty snacks like plantain chips or roasted nuts. The contrast of sweet and salty will create a delicious balance of flavors.
For a refreshing beverage to accompany your Limber De Mango, consider serving a cold glass of passionfruit or guava juice. The tropical flavors will complement the mango and add another layer of deliciousness to your meal.
No matter how you serve or pair your Limber De Mango, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it. The versatility of the recipe allows for numerous variations and endless possibilities for serving and pairing.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Limber de Mango is a perfect make-ahead treat, as it can be stored in the freezer for a few days before serving. If you plan on making this recipe ahead of time, be sure to store it in an airtight container or individual ice pop molds to prevent freezer burn.
When it comes time to serve the Limber de Mango, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften up. Alternatively, you can run the molds or container under warm water to loosen up the icy treat.
If you have leftover Limber de Mango, store it in the freezer for up to a week. One tip for storing the Limber de Mango is to separate each serving into individual containers or molds before freezing. This way, you can easily pull out a single serving at a time and avoid having to thaw out the entire batch.
To reheat the Limber de Mango, simply allow it to thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once it has reached your desired consistency, you can enjoy it as a cold, refreshing treat once again.
Overall, Limber de Mango is an easy and convenient treat to make ahead of time and store for later. With proper storage and reheating techniques, you can enjoy this delicious Puerto Rican frozen treat whenever you want.
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to making Limber de Mango, there are a few tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time. Here are some tips that can help you make the best Limber de Mango:
Firstly, it is important to use ripe mangoes. Ripe mangoes are sweet, juicy and have a stronger flavor. When buying mangoes, look for mangoes that are slightly soft to the touch and have a fruity aroma.
Secondly, use mango nectar instead of water to make the syrup. Mango nectar adds more flavor to the Limber de Mango and enhances the mango taste. Use sugar according to your taste preference, but do not over-sweeten the syrup.
Thirdly, blend the mango flesh with the mango nectar and sugar until it is smooth. Do not leave any lumps in the mixture.
Fourthly, freeze the Limber de Mango mixture in ice pop molds or small cups. To make them look more appealing, consider using fun molds like stars or hearts.
Fifthly, if you want to add a twist to your Limber de Mango, consider adding passionfruit, guava, or pineapple juice to the mixture. The combination of mango and other tropical fruits is a great way to spice up your Limber de Mango.
Sixthly, if you want to make Limber de Coco, substitute the mango nectar with coconut milk and use shaved ice instead of freezing the mixture.
Seventhly, if you want to make a modern twist on the traditional Limber de Mango, consider adding toppings like crushed Oreos, peanut butter, or frozen fruit like raspberries.
Lastly, store your Limber de Mango in an airtight container or plastic bags in the freezer to keep them fresh. They can be stored for up to 2-3 months.
By following these tips, you can make Limber de Mango that is sweet, delicious, and perfect for any occasion.
In conclusion, Limber De Mango is a refreshing and delicious Puerto Rican treat that you can easily make at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a frozen treat that will transport you to the Caribbean in just one bite. This recipe is perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a sweet and icy treat.
I hope that this recipe and article have inspired you to try new flavors and explore the rich culinary history of Puerto Rico. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make this recipe your own. Whether you prefer the classic mango flavor or want to try something more adventurous like passionfruit or coconut, there are numerous variations to choose from.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local grocery store, grab some ripe mangoes and start making your own Limber De Mango today. With this recipe in your arsenal, you’ll have a frozen treat that is sure to impress your friends and family. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you’ll be hooked on Limber De Mango forever!
Limber De Mango (Mango Icy Treat-Puerto Rico) Recipe
- 2 ripe mangoes, juice of (or you can use mango nectar)
- sugar (If you feel the juice is not sweet enough for you as-is, you can add a little sugar to your liking a) (optional)
- water (Some people add water to the mix so itâ s not as thick) (optional)
- Pour mango juice into small plastic cups (5 oz).
- Place in freezer until frozen solid.
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