Our favourite time of the year at Tangelo has to be the middle of May. “The mangoes are here” and everyone stops. The boxes and crates of Alphonso mangoes start arriving from Ratnagiri. The air is filled with the slowly ripening warm scent of sweet Hapus. Heaps of mangoes are sorted and the ripe, golden mangoes are sent for peeling and slicing.
Everyone in the kitchen puts on their gloves and begins. It’s something we all love to get our hands into. Just for the sheer delicious joy of slicing into our favourite fruit. Peel, slice, peel slice, peel slice...that’s all we do and the golden fruit slowly fills up our freezers. Every time we take out some frozen mangoes for our ice cream and popsicles, the flavour of freshest ripe Alphonso mangoes fills the air again.
The “gutlis” go into large saucepans to make “Aam Ras” for the staff, and Mango shakes. A beautiful reward getting the mangoes into the freezers quickly. When you taste our Alphonso Mango ice cream, Mango sorbet popsicles and Mango ice cream cake, we know the flavour and fresh mango taste reaches you too!