While mangoes are typically associated with the summer season, there are several ways to enjoy mangoes throughout the year. Here are some ideas:
Peel and chop fresh mangoes, then freeze the pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. Frozen mango can be enjoyed as a snack, added to smoothies, or used in desserts.
Blend ripe mangoes until smooth to create a delicious mango puree. Store it in airtight containers or freeze it in ice cube trays for later use. Mango puree can be used in various recipes, such as sauces, dressings, marinades, and desserts.
Slice ripe mangoes into thin strips and dry them in a dehydrator or oven at a low temperature until they become chewy and dry. Store them in airtight containers for a tasty, shelf-stable snack.
Prepare a homemade mango chutney by cooking diced mangoes with spices, sugar, vinegar, and other flavorings. This versatile condiment goes well with curries, sandwiches, cheese platters, and roasted meats.
Transform ripe mangoes into a delightful jam or jelly by cooking them with sugar and pectin. Enjoy it spread on toast, pancakes, waffles, or use it as a filling in pastries and cakes.
Mango pickle, also known as achar, is a popular condiment made by marinating raw or partially ripe mangoes with spices, oil, and other ingredients. It pairs well with rice, bread, or Indian meals and can be preserved for months.
Incorporate mangoes into desserts like mango mousse, mango cheesecake, mango pie, mango sorbet, or mango-flavored ice cream. These treats are perfect for satisfying your mango cravings.
Make mango-infused beverages such as mango smoothies, mango lassi (a traditional Indian yogurt-based drink), mango cocktails/mocktails, or even mango-flavored iced tea. These drinks are refreshing and can be enjoyed year-round.