Mango, Lime and Coconut Icy Dessert

This experiment started off as a smoothie, but then I wondered what would it be like if I froze it and used it as a dessert.
I blended together a can of coconut milk, 3 mangoes and the juice of 2 limes. I then poured it into a ice cream tub and then put it in the freezer to freeze. It took almost a day to freeze for me. My husband says this is because of the lime juice. When you are ready to eat it, leave it out of the freezer for a bit and then hack off chunks with a spoon to get yummy fruity icy flakes. I think this would make a good recipe for home made ice lollies as it has a similar texture when frozen.

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Watermelon Slushie

This is another refreshing slushie for a hot summer day, which is very similar to the previous slushie that I posted. Simply take one medium sized watermelon and slice the flesh into cubes. Put them in plastic containers and put in the freezer overnight or until frozen. Then into your smoothie maker fill it with frozen melon cubes up to the max fill line. Add about a tablespoon of honey, as well as the juice of half a large lemon. You will need to add some water in order to get it to blend easily. Start by filling the smoothie maker cup 1/4 of the way with water. Then blend everything together. If you find it is not blending easily then add a little more water and try again as required. Once it is blended there will be more room in the cup and so you can add more cubes of the frozen melon. Blend again and repeat until you have used about half of the melon cubes. To serve I found it easiest to spoon the slushie into tall glasses and then add a thick straw.

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Honeydew Slushie

This is such a refreshing slushie for a hot summer day. Simply take one honeydew melon and slice the flesh into cubes. Put them in a plastic container and put in the freezer overnight or until frozen. Then into your smoothie maker add as many of the frozen melon cubes as you can fit up to the max fill line. Add about a tablespoon of honey, as well as the juice and zest of half a large lemon. You will need to add some water in order to get it to blend easily. Start by filling the smoothie maker cup 1/4 of the way with water. Then blend everything together. If you find it is not blending easily then add a little more water and try again as required. Once it is blended there will be more room in the cup and so you can add more cubes of the frozen melon. Blend again and repeat until you have used about half of the melon cubes. To serve I found it easiest to spoon the slushie into glasses.

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Mango and Banana Smoothie

I would have to say my favourite kinds of smoothies are those that have mango in them. The only problem I have with mangoes is getting as much of the fruit as you can away from the seed part in the middle quickly and easily. For this one I took one mango and one banana. I blended it together with some mango juice.

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Thick Mango and Papaya Smoothie

I think this is probably one of my favourite smoothie combinations. I like to only add a little juice to this one so that it stays nice and thick in consistency. I used one whole mango, one papaya and a little mango juice. I then blended everything together.

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