Mango, basil, sorbet, Humpty

Illustration by Kyle Shine

It’s too hot to cook or bake in these heat-wave days of summer, but one still needs dessert. Mango-basil sorbet (from is light, refreshing and it’s real easy to whip up. Just like the Humpty Dance. Dump 2 cups of frozen mango chunks, 2 cups of frozen banana chunks, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of minced raw basil leaf into a blender, and mix until smooth. Then limp to the side like your leg is broken, shake and twitch, kinda like you’re smoking—no, wait, that last bit is the recipe to do the Humpty Dance; that’s totally optional. For the sorbet, though, further options include adding a bit of coconut milk for some creamy vegan fatness or using midripe bananas so that their flavor doesn’t dominate. Serve this sorbet to friends, and they will be impressed that you thought to pair basil with mango. That was totally your idea.