Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mango Ice Cream Balls - From The Grand Wailea

Hands down, even though there is just a smidge
of chocolate in the coating, I think this must be
our family's favorite dessert.

We first had these at the poolside restaurant
at the Grand Wailea on Maui.  They have stopped
serving these, so we are glad we came home and 
developed a copy cat recipe
so we could continue to have them.

Mango Balls - that is what we call them.  

They are a lusciously simple ice cream dessert
made by combining scoops of rich vanilla 
ice cream and scoops of mango sorbet.

The balls are then rolled in chopped chocolate
covered peanuts, refrozen, then served with
a tangy raspberry sauce.

Mango Ice Cream Balls  - Grand Wailea

1 large container Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream
2 small containers mango sorbet (don't get mango ice cream)
2 - 6 oz. pkg. chocolate covered peanuts
12 oz. frozen raspberries
3/4 C. sugar

Scoop equal sized balls of vanilla ice
cream and mango sorbet and refreeze
until solid.  Cut each ball in half and
then stick one half  of a scoop of vanilla
together with one half of a scoop of mango.
Freeze again until solid.

Finely chop the chocolate covered peanuts
in the food processor.  Roll the firm balls
in the peanuts, pressing to make the nuts
adhere to the balls.  Return to the freezer.
We do everything one ball at a time so
that the balls don't melt.

Before serving, thaw and blend the 
raspberries then press through a sieve
to remove the seeds.  Blend in the sugar
until dissolved.  

To serve, cut the Mango Balls in half
to display both flavors then drizzle with
raspberry sauce.

This dessert is so easy and yet so different.
It always is a favorite with company.

I will be posting this with


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  1. I love anything mango so must try these. The presentation is gorgeous!

  2. Such a stunning, yet simple, dessert. My mouth is watering!

  3. Ooo, what a cool idea! The chocolate covered peanuts are a nice touch. I am hosting a recipe party at my blog if you might be interested in submitting. I'd love to have you join in the fun :)

  4. HOLY COW...these look SINFULLY wonderful. I MUST try these but I am afraid, us being the Red Neck town that we are, we may not have mango sherbert here. Oh, dear..what will I sub, if I can't find it??
    I want to make these for my newly formed BUNKO group..
    Thanks so much.
    xo bj

  5. ooo, I see it is sorbet...:)

  6. You always amaze me with your creative touch. What an elegant dessert with ice cream which is a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Way to go with the knock off dessert...looks wonderful! ;D

  8. Looks yummy Jacqueline, and with a very grown-up presentation too! Have a great week:@)

  9. mouth watering, that is all I can say..... I am definitely going to try this at home, we love mangoes. You have a lovely blog space here.

  10. This is such a unique recipe! Looks delicious.

  11. Oh! What a PERFECT summer desert! Super fresh!

    Got me hungry! :-)

    I hope everything is great with you, Jacqueline!

    Have a blessed week!


    Luciane at

  12. OMGoodness, I am running to Rita's to get their FABULOUS mango sorbet and making these!!! Thanks so much for sharing this! XO, Pinky

  13. Hi Jacqueline,
    Your Mango Balls look delicious, I can't wait to make them. Just stopping by from OTMM, thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  14. This dessert sounds fabulous. I can understand why it is a family favorite.

  15. MUST. MAKE. THESE. How easy and elegant and delicious!

  16. I love recipes that are easy and still look and taste elegant. This sounds like the perfect make ahead company dessert...saving it for sure!

  17. HOLY COW is this scrumptous! AND even if there is just a bit of chocolate, I know it has to be good! AND YOUR PHOTO is just stunning dearest. How nice to see you Jacqueline! AND YOU TOO HAD A HARP? Oh, maybe you can find another rental sometime. AND, if you can play the piano, the harp will be easier to play. You will need a teacher to show you how to place your fingers, but how much fun you would have. ENJOY!!!! Anita

  18. Oh, I love anything chocolate and mango! I don't cook much but I must try these and impress my family. Will bookmark this post!! Thanks.

  19. These sound scrumptious.. I am so making these! I am so glad you shared. xo marlis

  20. I'm so glad you developed this copy-cat recipe and shared it with us - they sound fantastic! I'll be saving this recipe to try :)

  21. I want some now! We make something similar, tartufo. The trick for me is finding room in the freezer to do them properly.
    Going back to note your recipe!

  22. I love your recipe on this -- they are so elegant and easy to put together -- we have enjoyed them on mahy occasions. Joni

  23. Oh my goodness, I can understand why this dessert is one of your family favorites. It's gorgeous on the plate and can be made ahead of time. I'm saving this idea for my next family get together. Thanks, Jacqueline.

  24. I'm showing my kids this and they want me to make it! It looks so good!

  25. I could just lick this plate... or computer! Oh So Good!


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