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!


Recipe Summary

40 mins
10 mins
13 hrs 10 mins
14 hrs
1 quart


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

266 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 36.7g 12% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 110.4mg 37% DV; sodium 41.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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I love the combination of flavors in this ice cream and with the swirl of colors it makes a pretty presentation! I created this after returning home from a 7 day Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas! My kids favorite drink on their ships is a virgin "MasterCard" (the colors of the drink are like the MasterCard logo). This was so refreshing! We had friends for over for dinner and served this for dessert and everyone loved it! I hope you like it too! Read More