Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Color Mania #2: Mango Sorbet & Pops

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Could you believe it was 45 degrees yesterday! I am getting baked and my room resembles an oven :(

All I could do is to enjoy an ice cold sorbet and few fruit pops now and then and sit back the whole day right under the AC.

Enjoy the yellows of life. :)

It was really a challenge to click the sorbet and pops since they were melting down in seconds. The sorbet has a grainy texture which the photo failed to show. :(

color mania

Color Mania #2: Yellow

Did you know?
  • Yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum.
  • Yellow depicts caution.
  • To the ancient Greeks, yellow denoted air.
  • Leonardo da Vinci wrote that yellow represented earth.
  • In India it is the symbol of the merchant and farmer.
  • In 10th-century, The doors of felons, traitors, and criminals were painted yellow in France.
  • Yellow is representative of "Greed" in Christianity.
  • School buses are mostly painted in yellow.
  • 75% of the pencils sold in the United States are painted yellow.
My All time favorite T20 team Chennai Super Kings has its official uniform color as Yellow :)

Mango Sorbet

Ingredients:

Mangoes - 2 large (Alphonso or Malgova)
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Lime juice - 3 tsp
Salt - a pinch

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Method:

Chop the mangoes into small pieces and puree it using a blender.

Heat the water in a pan and add sugar to it. Keep stirring it till the sugar melts completely. Allow it to cool for a while.

Now mix in the pureed mango to the sugar syrup and add lime juice and salt to it.

Transfer the sorbet to a freezer proof container and put it into the freezer. Whisk to break down crystals every hour. Do this using your ice cream maker if are lucky to have one. ;) Leave it to set over night.

Scoop out and serve with mango pieces :)

Mango Pops

Fill in the pop molds with the sorbet mixture and freeze it over night.

Get excited with yummy mango pops this summer. :)

Note: You can add some ginger extract or basil leaves or some cardamom to it to make it different and interesting.

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47 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Its really treat for us,this series color mania! Sinful looking sorbet and pop!

Priya said...

Absolutely delicious, refreshing and tempting summer treats, very catchy and pleasant for eyes..

Pavithra Srihari said...

Oh man .. I love your color mania ... too good da ..

Sowmya said...

very refreshing dear...cool...beautiful clicks!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Truely a visual treat....yellow looks too gud. Mango is my fav too this sorbet and pops are very new to me...Looks yum. Am eager to see the next color :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

amazing shots nithya. tempted to make this.surely my kids will love this.
can imagine the horrible weather in chennai.

Manjulaprabakaran said...

Very nice presentation nithi, mouthwatering. Gud keep rocking.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Oh boy..that's very colourful and refreshing treat...can see why you wants this treat there, even with 30 degree we all burnt here in U.K..do drop in sometimes..

simply.food said...

Love cool refreshing mango sorbet and ice pops .perfect for the summer.Beautiful clicks.

simply.food said...

Love cool refreshing mango sorbet and ice pops .perfect for the summer.Beautiful clicks.

An Open Book said...

Yellow is my new fav colour..im sure these were refreshing

Preeti Kashyap said...

Yellow is so mu color...yes, love the cliks!

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Beautiful clicks. Enjoyed going thru ur post :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love your colour fever.....First of all amazing shots dear.... 45 degree sounds painful and can imagine how tough it was for you to click these ;-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

AvanthiRao said...

lovely color mania :)

Kairali sisters said...

Delish..Cool color mania Nits..Amazing!!

Love
Kairali sisters

Geetha Achal said...

சூப்பர்ப்...அருமையாக இருக்கும்...

Suja Sugathan said...

Absolutely delicious..beautiful clicks.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy...yummy....

Hari Chandana said...

Wah re wahh.. simply superb..looks soo tempting and delicious.. don't worry nithya..absolutely perfect snaps... AWESOME !!!

Madhuri said...

Wow... awesome Nithya... Photos are feast to eyes..
Great job done!

Aps said...

Niths M loving the color Mania... nd nething vth mango can be just gulped.. as usual awesome click

Shabs.. said...

Woooooowwwww....please coem o my place nits.....its all mangoes shinig on all blogs these days...what a treat for eyes.loved the shots...

Pavithra said...

Mmm wonderful sorbet for this season.. here tooo its very hot.. could not get nice tasty mangoes.. looks refreshing..

divya said...

Absolutely delicious, refreshing and tempting summer treats, very catchy and pleasant for eyes..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is really scrumptious. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

Ramya said...

Beautiful clicks!!Lovely yellow color!!

PranisKitchen said...

wow yellow is the friendship color too..very nicely presented and beautifully explained the color..mango sorbet really colorful and yum

Priya said...

wow..nithya..i m jus melting sing it..it is just awesome treat for eyes and thirsting throat..

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Looks yummy and refreshing. Luved the clicks:).

Nithu Bala said...

Beautiful clicks as always..looks so nice Dear..

Dipika said...

Temptingggg....Mango sorbet looks attractive..never knew its that easy to make a sorbet..Thanks for shring nithya..

-Nice clikcs: altime fav quote for ur blog...

http://cookingwithdipika.blogspot.com/

Sayali said...

This one is fabulous NItya...There a lot that we can learn from your blog..I just love reading new posts

Deeba PAB said...

45C? Do we live next door to each other? 45-46C here too, but your post just cooled me down! Those are some gorgeous pops! WOW!!

GayathriRaj said...

hey dont know what to say about ur blog....uts lovely yaar...i love each and evry post...i enjoy seeing ur blog agaian and again....tahnku so much for such a visual treat.....thats a nice one...delicious...and the clicks was beautiful...

shanthi said...

Wonderful and awesome

Asha said...

Gorgeous color. Nothing like a cold spoon of Mango Sorbet on a hot day! Good one.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I will back to India soon and will invite myself to ur home and taste all ur yummy foods...

Parita said...

Honestly I dont like mangoes :(
But i love your clicks..awesome girl!

PS said...

surely a delicious way to beat the heat.. fantastic capture of colors..loved your pics very much..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Looks awesome and delicious dear..
I have some kulfi moulds that I bought from India...
Must definitely give a try :-)

Pam said...

They look delicious, love that mango!

PJ said...

yea Nits the climate is too hot for words and this looks refreshingly cool..Lovely clicks

nivedita said...

Hi Nithya
Beautiful! I did not know when did you changed the design of your blog. I loved it. (Sorry, I could not open many blogs in Pune)
And Mango Sorbet and Pops looks very refreshing.

Priya said...

lovely recipes :)... i just love this mangoes....:) thanks for sharing :).. great pics :)

Sanctified Spaces said...

hey lovely recipe and a lively colorful blog.

Suhaina said...

looks so inviting. I liked all ur clicks. Very eye catchy.

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