Summer Lovin

Summer in Australia is synonymous with mangoes and who doesn’t love a ripe juicy mango on a hot summer’s day.

Growing up in sub-tropical northern NSW we were blessed to have a mango tree in our own back yard, which meant that when summer came around we had an abundance of yummy ripe fruit to gorge ourselves on. One of our favourite memories from our childhood, was sitting on the grass in our swimmers, under the garden sprinkler, devouring a mango with the juices running down our arms. It was messy business, and there was no better way to enjoy a mango and cool down, apart from sitting in a bathtub.

These days we’ve become a little less ‘farm girl’ and a bit more ‘citified’ and enjoy fancy mango cheeks that look like hedgehogs, mango ‘nice cream’ whipped up in the food processor, or our very own favourite mango granita recipe, with our nourishing bone broth as the star ingredient.

When we were recently asked to contribute a dessert recipe to be included in Micheline Andrew's Bone Broth Basics cookbook, this is the recipe we shared. We’d love to share it with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cooling down on a hot summer’s day has never tasted so good.

Mango Granita

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangoes (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup chilled chicken bone broth
  • 4 inch piece of peeled Lebanese cucumber
  • 40 fresh mint leaves
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blitz until smooth.
  2. Transfer to shallow freezer proof bowl or pie plate and freeze for around 3 hours.
  3. Scrape with a fork every half hour to make shaved ice crystals.
  4. Once desired consistency, transfer to serving bowl and garnish with a fresh mint-sprig.

For a quicker option you may like to use slightly less chicken bone broth and replace the fresh mango with frozen mango. This can be then served up as smoothie bowl with your favourite toppings.

Bone Broth Basics

This beautiful book will show you just how easily broth can be incorporated into home cooked, family meals, providing delicious health benefits for everyone. Looking back through history at different cultures - even as recently as two generations ago, bone broth has been an important part of the daily diet. Bone Broth Basics is packed with delicious, everyday recipes using fresh, whole ingredients that everyone will enjoy.
You can pick up a copy here.

"the broth sisters"
Linda & Jane