Strawberry-Mango Ice Cream with Fresh Spearmint

Inspired by The Mastercard (a frozen strawberry-mango concoction that is served on Royal Caribbean® cruise ships), this ice cream transports you immediately to the tropics, with a surprise of fresh spearmint!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
13 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs
1 quart


  • 3 cups half-and-half

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh spearmint

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, pureed

  • 1 medium mango, pureed


  1. Pour half-and-half into a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Continue to heat until half-and-half is hot, but do not let it come to a boil.

  2. Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl until pale yellow.

  3. Slowly add about 1 cup of the half-and-half mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Repeat with another cup. Pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with the remaining half-and-half mixture and cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not let the mixture boil.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in spearmint and coconut extract. Pour mixture into a bowl with a pour spout and let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  5. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn to the consistency of soft-serve. Add strawberry puree. Continue to churn until ice cream has thickened. Transfer ice cream to a bowl and clean out the ice cream maker with a rubber spatula. Place strawberry ice cream in the freezer.

  6. Pour the remaining ice cream base into the ice cream maker and churn to the consistency of soft-serve. Add mango puree. Continue to churn until the ice cream has thickened.

  7. Remove strawberry ice cream from the freezer. Place a large scoop of strawberry ice cream in a 9-inch loaf pan using 2 large spoons. Top with a large scoop of mango ice cream. Fill up the loaf pan, continuing to alternate flavors. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 231mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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