We all know the last thing you wanna do on a hot summer day is spend your time slaving away in the kitchen, even if it is to make something positively scrumptious. Not all delicious treats are created equal — some take a little more effort while some are ridiculously easy. Like… only-takes-four-ingredients easy! So in the spirit of staying cool and keeping it simple, we’re bringing you three tasty, summery treats that use only four ingredients (or less!) and all feature a seasonal star: mango!

Mango sorbet, mango jello and mango daiquiris, make one or make ’em all!

Mango Sorbet


– 2 mangos, peeled and chopped

– 1/3 cup agave syrup (if you don’t have agave, you can use a combination of 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar)

– 1 tsp lime juice

– pinch salt

 – ice cream maker

– blender

First, make sure your ice cream maker is ready and the bowl is frozen. Then, pack the mangos and agave syrup in a blender and blend on high speed until very smooth.

Pour the mixture through a strainer. If it’s not going through, push the puree with the back of the spoon. Set aside the non-strained mango puree for the mango jello. Mix in the lime juice and salt. Chill the strained puree for about three hours, then add it to the ice cream maker, per the maker’s instructions. Once time’s up in the ice cream maker, freeze it again for roughly another four hours before serving.

Annnd you just made summer’s most refreshing iced treat with your own two hands. Now use ’em to nom it up!

Mango Jello


– mango puree (from sorbet or fresh made)

– 2 cans Kern mango nectar juice

– 2 packets gelatin powder

– chopped mango (optional)

In a shallow container, pour out 1 1/2 can of the mango nectar and then sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Let sit for a minute. Meanwhile, bring the rest of the mango nectar and puree to a boil in a small saucepan. Next, add the boiled juice to the cold juice and whisk, making sure all the powder is dissolved. Top with mango chunks (if you like texture). Refrigerate for about four hours, or until the jello is solid.

This is definitely not the jello treat from your childhood! Make this an even more grown-up version by topping with chili salt and a squirt of lime.

Mango Daiquiri


– 1 mango

– 2 tsp. sugar

– juice of 2 limes

– 3/4 cup white rum


– blender

Add the mango, sugar, lime and rum together in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over crushed ice and enjoy!

Whoa! This boozy bevvy is ready to sip in just two steps. Cheers to that!

And cheers to this orange-all-over tabletop!

What are your favorite ways to prepare mango? What other summer fruit hacks do you swear by when the sun’s out? Tell us in the comments below.