5 Magnificent Mango Desserts You Need In Your Life
A mango dessert is basically like a sweet escape to the tropics. If you can’t escape for an actual beach weekend, you might as well let your taste buds escape. Once you have a few ripe mangoes in your pantry, you know it’s time to make all the desserts. Here are five of the best mango desserts to try out while the weather’s warm.
1. Mango Sorbet
Sorbet is one of the easiest desserts to make on your own. To make a mango sorbet, put a bunch of cubed mango into the food processor and purée. Here’s a recipe for mango sorbet that calls for fresh mangoes, lime juice and sugar. All you have to do is pureé the ingredients in a blender or a food processor until it runs smooth. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl and cover. About every half hour, for four hours, stir up the sorbet and then let it hang out in the freezer until it’s completely hard.
2. Mango Lassi
Indian food lovers know the thirst-quenching power of a mango lassi, especially after eating something spicy. The creamy drink is usually a combination of yogurt and mango that’s blended together until smooth. Here’s a recipe for a mango lassi combining mango, sugar, cinnamon and non-fat yogurt. Once you blend the lassi up, serve it right away.
3. Mango Cheesecake Parfait
Cheesecake and mango are a rockstar duo. When you’re in the mood for cheesecake, but you don’t feel like baking anything, a parfait is the next best thing. Here’s a mango cheesecake parfait made with heavy cream, sugar, cream cheese and gingersnap cookies. You can always add a little bit of whipped cream on top, garnish the parfait with crushed graham crackers and add any extra fresh fruit you have in your kitchen.
4. Mango With Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice
Coconut milk, rice and mango come together in an epic way for this popular Thai dessert. The sweet sticky rice and mango dish won’t take you more than 20 minutes to actually cook and it’s simple enough for anyone to create. Here’s a recipe for Thai sweet sticky rice made with short-grain white rice, water and coconut milk. You’ll combine the rice with a mixture of boiled coconut milk, sugar, salt and tapioca starch and serve it with mangoes, creamy coconut sauce and sprinkled sesame seeds.
5. Creamy Mango Pudding
Pudding fans, listen up. You can make a vegan mango pudding with mango, cashews, dates, vanilla bean powder and water. It’ll only take you about 10 minutes to prepare and once everything is blended together, you’ll be able to store it in your fridge for up anywhere up to five days. This comforting spiked mango pudding has full-fat coconut milk, dark rum, mangoes, cardamom, ladyfinger cookies, heavy cream, salt and mascarpone cheese. Keep this baby in the fridge for a refreshingly creamy post-dinner snack. It’s mango time!