Grilled Mangoes with Ice Cream

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pasteurized large egg yolks*
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water flavoring
  • 3 large mangoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Orange zest, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until light in color.
  2. Slowly stir the hot cream mixture into the beaten egg yolks. Place mixture over a large bowl of ice to cool, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir orange blossom water into cooled cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Freeze cold cream mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. If desired, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze until ready to serve.
  5. Preheat grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Meanwhile, stand a mango on a cutting board with stem side down. Using a sharp knife, start at the top and cut downward slightly away from the center and next to one side of the pit to give you one mango “cheek.” Repeat with other side and remaining 2 mangoes. Score the flesh of the mangoes in a diamond pattern, cutting to, but not through the skin. Pop the flesh by holding the skin side and pushing up.
  6. Brush the flesh of mango halves with oil. Grill, cut sides down, for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly charred.
  7. To serve, plate mangoes on individual plates or bowls; add a scoop of ice cream to each and drizzle with Raspberry Coulis, if desired.
  8. *NOTE: Consuming unpasteurized, uncooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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