For many people, eating mangos by themselves can be an adequate dessert. However, it’s hard to resist wanting to integrate this sweet and colorful fruit into ice cream, cakes, tarts, puddings, and other desserts. Here are 15 recipes that do just that!
1. Raw Mango Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream
2. Mango Lemon Bars
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A classic summer dessert with a spin. These Mango Lemon Bars by Taavi Moore are extra tasty thanks to an addition of mango and a soft, buttery shortbread crust. They are also coconut-free. Most vegan lemon bar recipes will call for coconut milk, but this one relies on corn and tapioca starch to create a thick, creamy texture. If you aren’t a fan of coconut or are just tired of using it in every vegan recipe…then this one is for you.
3. Creamy Mango, Passion Fruit, and Lime Pots
Serving up a dessert that’s fresh, light, healthy, and fruity is often tricky to find, unless, of course, it’s a piece of fruit or flavored yogurt. This is where these Creamy Mango, Passion Fruit, and Lime Pots by Jo Pratt come in. If you’ve not done it before, you’ll be amazed at just how creamy cashew nuts become when they’re blended with a little water. They make a brilliant dairy-free alternative to whipped cream. Because they’re mild in flavor they make an ideal base to add fruit purées to, letting the fruit do all the talking.
4. Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce
Panna cotta is a creamy Italian dessert. It is traditionally made from milk, cream, sugar, and gelatin and is known for its fruity or chocolate taste. Although many recipes for panna cotta desserts contain gelatin, this recipe uses agar instead. Agar-agar is a jelly-like powder that is obtained from algae. It works so well in this Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce by Petra Vogel.
5. Mango Sticky Rice
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6. Mango Sago Pudding
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Mango Sago Pudding is a tropical dessert prepared with fresh chilled mango cubes served with mini tapioca pearls on creamy sweetened coconut cream sauce. This Mango Sago Pudding by Raymund Macaalay is easy to make, even young kids can prepare this. All you need are mangoes, sugar, cooked sago, and coconut cream, with just four ingredients you will have an amazing dessert with very minimal effort.
7. 5-Ingredient Creamy Mango Pudding
8. Microwave Mango Kesari/Sheera: Coarse Semolina Pudding
This is the easiest dessert you will ever make – and it’s delicious too! Sheera (or Kesari) is a dense, sweet, pudding-like cake that is popular in India. This particular Microwave Mango Kesari/Sheera: Coarse Semolina Pudding by Srividhya Manikandan is infused with mango and you can make them in a few minutes – so what are you waiting for?
9. Mango Phirni: Indian Rice Pudding
This mango phirni with flattened rice is nothing but a simple yet delightful rice pudding. It’s a popular dessert recipe from the Indian subcontinent and is prepared with milk, rice, sugar, and the added flavors of saffron or cardamom, or both. However, this Mango Phirni: Indian Rice Pudding by Srividhya Manikandan is just as creamy and comforting as its predecessor and even more delicious.
10. Mango Dim Sum Pudding
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Mango pudding is widely held as a simple, refreshing, and delicious dim sum dessert that’s extremely popular in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Traditionally, this dessert is made with fresh mango purée, fresh cream, and gelatin then sweetened with sugar. In this version, the pudding is made from fresh mango purée combined with coconut milk, agar agar powder, a plant-based substitute for gelatin, and a touch of agave. Serve with fresh fruit on the side. This Mango Dim Sum Pudding by Daphne Goh is amazing!
11. Mango Coconut Chia Tarts
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These Mango Coconut Chia Tarts by Taryn Fitz-Gerald are refreshing and are a perfect summer dessert . . . or really for any season. They are full of complementing flavors and textures. Plus, they are free from refined sugar and gluten so they will work for someone who is on a restrictive diet.
12. Mango and Coconut Jelly
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This Mango and Coconut Jelly by Tina Dawson is inspired by a Burmese dessert called “kyauk kyaw” — a light and sweet jelly made without gelatin. The mango adds extravagance, with its pronounced, sweet, and tangy flavor. The creaminess of the coconut complements the sharp flavor of the mango. If the mango you have purchased is of the tangy variety, omit the lime juice from the recipe. Otherwise, a splash of lime juice adds a nice punch to the dish.
13. Raw Mango Ice Cream
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When it starts to get hot, you naturally want something sweet and refreshing. And what is more sweet or refreshing than ice creams or sorbets? This Raw Mango Ice Cream by Valentina Chiappa is made with perfectly ripe mango and coconut milk garnished with raw cocoa, lemon balm leaves, strawberries, and mulberries.
14. Mango Lime Tres Leches Cake
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In this recipe for tres leches cake, a basic vanilla cake is soaked in a mixture of soy milk, coconut milk, and coconut cream are used to create a dessert that’s moist and decadent. Topped with coconut cream frosting, fresh mango, and lime zest, this cake tastes like a cross between a mango margarita and a traditional tres leches cake. It’s also not overly sweet, making this Mango Lime Tres Leches Cake by Crissy Cavanaugh perfect for any celebration.
15. Mango Lime Tartlet
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These tartlets contain mangos, limes, and mulberries for a bit of summery sweetness in every bite. They’re also completely processed-free, grain-free, guilt-free, and taste so good! This Mango Lime Tartlet by Michaell Johnson will make the perfect dessert to reward yourself after a long, hot day.
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