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Warm mango compote with basil and vanilla ice cream

Recipe from: 5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 7
Servings 4
Time 15


  • 1
    vanilla pod, split open or 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 100
  • 150
  • 2
    medium-sized ripe mangoes
  • 30
    unsalted butter
  • 6
    fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • vanilla ice cream to serve


Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod into the sugar and mix well.
Mix sugar with water in a saucepan.
Bring to the boil, add the vanilla pod or vanilla essence and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the vanilla pod.
Peel the mangoes and cut the fruit into 5 mm slices.
Add the mango slices and a pinch of salt to the syrup and simmer for two minutes, just enough to warm the fruit and not to cook it through.
Remove from the heat and gently stir in the butter and the basil.
Serve immediately with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

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