Sunday, 9 October 2011

Mango and Banana Yogurt Gelato and an award

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You must be thinking that I'm must be little mad to post up a Gelato recipe when just a few posts ago, I mentioned that autumn was officially here and it was getting chilly. Well, the crazy weather in the UK decided that it wanted to feel like summer for just a few more days so we had lovely sunshine last weekend and it was hot! high of 27 deg hot! Hence I took the opportunity to quickly make a 3 ingredient gelato I saw in one of Donny Hay's cooking show. Didn't really believe that it was possible but it was! Healthy, light and refreshing, perfect for summer!

However, before I move on to the recipe, i would like extend my heartfelt thanks to MJ of MJ's kitchen and Shannon of Just as delish for passing on to me the Versatile Blogger award! My very first award!!! As I'm still quite new to the world of blogging, I'm happy to know that there are others out there who enjoy my blog so thank you very much for thinking of me! :)
Be sure to pay these lovely ladies a visit on their blog for loads of very interesting recipes!
To receive this award, I'm to share 7 things about myself and to pass on this award to 15 other new bloggers. So here I go!
1) I'm a software engineer by profession. Not the most exciting of jobs but not only has it allowed me to work in Singapore, I've also had the chance to work in Shanghai, Beijing and now UK so for that I'm thankful.
2) I've always loved watching cooking shows since I was quite young but it's only since I moved to the UK that I've started to enjoy cooking/baking.
3) I think that i'm quite adventurous when it comes to food and even when someone tells me that something tastes bad, I'll still have to try it and decide for myself whether I like it or not. Of course, I draw a line for certain stuff like eating dogs etc. That's a big no no!!!
4) I'm always try to look out for a funny side to things especially when I'm in a 'not so nice' kinda  situation. Good to make the most of a situation isn't it?
5) My motto is 'Don't worry, be happy!!' :)
6) I use to drink up to 4 cups of coffee a day but now, I'm done to 1 or 2 cups a week! so for those who are trying to cut down..... believe me It can be done!
7) Once we've decided on a holiday destination, the very 1st thing I'll do is to do research on restaurants to visit before moving on to the attractions of the place. :P

I haven't yet found 15 new bloggers to pass the award to but the following are pretty new I hope and are some of the blogs I love visiting. Please pay them a visit too!
1) Jenelle of One Apron
2) Chandler of Sweet Cupcaker
3) Shannon of Just as delish (Shannon was already on my list before I received the award from her so I shall still include her)
4) Ha Nguyen of No Butter
5) Kelly of Inspired Edibles
6) Lavieenfribourg
7) Amanda of Scattered Cook
8) Suzi of Cooking's good
9) Ruth of Bread and Milk and Blackberries

So without further ado, here's the recipe. :)
Taken from Donna Hay: Fast, fresh and simple
2 bananas, peeled and chopped
3 mangos, peeled and chopped
280g thick natural or vanilla yogurt

1) Place banana and mango in a sealed container. Freeze for 4-5 hours or until frozen.
2) Place frozen fruit and yogurt in a blender or fruit processor and blend until smooth.
3) Serve immediately or place in a sealed container and freeze. After freezing, allow to soften for 5 mins before serving.


  1. Sylvia,
    Thank you so much for the blog love! You are so kind and thoughtful. I feel like we have shared an experience together just through our sites and love of food! I also enjoy learning from your style so thank you also for the inspiration!

    ps-and I made your paprika kale chips last night! YUM!

  2. Ooooh I saw that DH episode too...yours looks yummy! Wonder if it would work with mango puree...

  3. I mean canned mango puree. Can't bear to use fresh mangoes...:p

  4. Congrats on the award! And that gelato looks and sounds amazing - a perfect celebration!

  5. I am going to give this a try. I am always looking for new ways to use my ice cream maker.Congrats on the award!

  6. Interesting to learn more about you. And software engineering sounds interesting

  7. Jenelle: you are very welcome and thanks for your kind words. :) Am looking forward to having you back!
    Fern: Thanks! I agree with you. It's a little of a waste using fresh mangos but i just had to try it with the original recipe first before experimenting. ;)
    Ruth, Natalie: Thanks!
    Three cookies: :) Congrats on your award too!

  8. Congrats on your award, lovely to know you a bit more...
    This gelato is so delicious looking...
    I am drooling, need to try this soon.

  9. I love your have very interesting recipe collection with excellent cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime.
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Sylvia, your banana mango gelato looks creamy and delicious! Thank you so much for thinking of me and passing on the award. Much appreciated!

  11. It sounds really simple and fresh :) I will definitely try this :)

  12. Congratulations on the award!! I always love reading the things people list about themselves. My husband is an airline pilot and have visited all of the locations you listed, I'm always envious.
    As for this yogurt? Yes please!!! Love all the flavors!

  13. Sylvia, thanks for sharing some of personal facts. When I go to visit a place restaurants are also the first thing I look for! (Oh, and local specialties I must taste!).
    Your ice-cream looks fantastic and reminds me I promise myself every year to buy a bigger freezer and an ice-cream maker... We also are having quite sunny days recently and I have even craved ice-cream today!

  14. Sylvia,it's always nice getting to know our fellow bloggers a little more. Thanks for sharing your 7 things and thanks for the kind words! Love, love love your gelato!


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