Today I’d like to share a recipe for one of the most unique and delicious desserts I’ve had in a very long time. I had it at our friend Tracy and Carl’s place when we went over for dinner last weekend. What makes this dessert so original for me is that I’ve had port in desserts many times and mostly with berries, in cakes, tortes, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream, but never with a tropical flavor like mango. This combination I have never had before, and let me tell you folks it tastes outstanding. A mango sorbet drenched in port 😋🍨. This is the type of dessert that has sweet red wine and the tropical flavors of mango sorbet – how unique is this combination? The best part is it’s the easiest dessert to make. Tracy explained how they discovered this dessert at Thai restaurant Black Pepper in Menlo Park and loved it so much that ever since she has wanted to serve it for dinner and we were the lucky dinner guests.
A tropical mango sorbet with traditional port makes this a yin and and yang type of eclectic dessert. Sweet and tangy mango sorbet goes really well with deep dark port which adds a floral grape flavor and also helps to offset the sweetness of the mango sorbet. Really an awesome combination these two are together.
Of course it goes without saying this dessert is for adults and not meant for children, but who says kids can’t have mango sorbet? Just leave out the port when serving this for the kids. Give it a try!
Mango Sorbet with Port
for 4 servings
- 1 pint of mango sorbet
- Good quality port
- A few mint leaves
- Scoop mango sorbet into 4 cups.
- Pour generous amount of port over the sorbet. It should be enough to pool at the bottom of the cup.
- Garnish with mint leaf.
- Serve right away!
“I cherish the fancy that Port speaks sentences of wisdom, Burgundy sings the inspired Ode.”
Ambrose Bierce, American writer (1842-1914)