Text By: Haneen Raihana
If there is one thing that makes the scorching sun, unbearable heat and all dreadful things that come with summer bearable, it’s Mangoes! We have so many nostalgic moments associated with this 'King of Fruits' that was a part of the much-awaited family vacations. Mangoes are loaded with proteins, vitamins and dietary fiber. These fruits lower cholesterol and improve digestion.
This yummy fruit finds a place in refreshing smoothies, juices, pickles, curries, ice creams, puddings and what not?
Here is a list of top desserts with mango that will go a long way in making your summer sweeter.
1. Mango Shrikhand
A magical dessert made with handpicked, delicious mangoes, preferably Alphonso mangoes. Mango Shrikhand is also known as Amrakhand. It is a creamy curd-based dessert involving minimal ingredients - mango pulp, thick curd, sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, crushed almond and pista.
Mango Shrikhand tastes best with hot pooris and can be even relished on its own as a dessert.
2. Mango and Vanilla Custard
Mango and Vanilla Custard is a creative combo of mango pulp and creamy vanilla custard. . Impress your entire family with this easy-to-make, kid-friendly dessert that contains milk, custard powder, sugar, corn flour and mango pulp.
The vanilla custard and mango pulp are arranged in alternate layers and decorate with chopped cherries for an added highlight.
3. Mango and Ginger Sorbet
A refreshing dessert made with freshly picked sweet mangoes and healthy stem ginger. This sorbet is a must-have after a long tiring day. The tangy lemon gives it a fresh citrus flavour.
Mango Sorbet tastes best when chilled. Serve it along with any fruit salad.
4. Mango Ice Cream with Custard Powder
What is more comforting than Mango Ice Cream? This lovely dish will cool you down instantly and revive your senses. Milk, custard powder, mango pulp, cream and ground almonds are used to prepare this gorgeous dessert.
Here is a quick guide to this mouth-watering ice cream treat.
5. Mango Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are a crowd favourite and when it involves mangoes, it makes for an extra special dish. The crust and the cheesecake layer are arranged finely and refrigerated for an hour so that the whole dish settles well.
To decorate this beautiful dessert, use a peeler for some strips of mango, roll it and placed it on the cake.
6. Frozen Mango Yoghurt
A very simple dessert that offers instant refreshment. To make Frozen Mango Yoghurt, blend mangoes, banana, orange juice, lime juice and milk and add sugar and low fat vanilla yoghurt.
This soft, creamy mixture is whisked well for all the ingredients to combine well. Freeze it till the required time and enjoy it immediately!
7. Mango Payasam with Jaggery
Mango Payasam or Mango Kheer is one for those with a sweet tooth. This nutritious dessert is prepared with ripe mangoes, jaggery, ginger powder, cardamom powder, milk and healthy nuts like cashewnuts and raisins.
Mango Payasam is a favourite in Kerala during festive, summer occasions
8. Simple Mango Pudding
A light, gooey pudding that eases summer blues. This yummy dessert is so soothing to taste and is made with juicy mangoes, eggs, milk, baking powder, flour, nutmeg powder and mango essence.
Bake the pudding mixture gently and grab a tasty bite during a break!
9. Mango Barfi
Mango Barfi is a melt-in-the-mouth delicacy that is extremely rich and creamy. Thick mango pulp, sugar, ghee, cashewnuts, elaichi powder and scented camphor are the ingredients used.
Make sure that only when the mango mixture turns thick, elaichi powder and scented camphor are added along with ghee. Surprise your loved ones by making this barfi easily at home.
10. Tasty Mango Kulfi
Kulfi or 'Indian Ice Cream', is a frozen dairy dessert popular throughout south Asia for its rich, creamy texture. Because of its density, kulfi takes a longer time to melt than ice cream.
Kulfi is traditionally a slow-cooked dish where sweetened and flavoured milk is evaporated on a slow flame. The milk is continuously stirred until its volume is reduced by a half, thus thickening it, increasing its fat, protein, and lactose density.
In this version, canned evaporated milk is used for a quick Tasty Mango Kulfi.
Your kulfi waits for none. Devour it before it melts!
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