Awesome Mango Desserts 101 Guide

Mango desserts add a tropical flair to complete a meal. Mango is a versatile fruit that you can add to many recipes: layer cake, cheesecake, tarts, ice cream and pudding. Use it as a stand alone dessert with various toppings.

Why You Should Choose Mango

Mango is a succulent, sweet, and mild-flavoured fruit that blends easily with other ingredients. It has a consistency similar to peaches. If fact, you can substitute mango in recipes that call for peaches for a delightful new flavor. Canned mango pulp and nectar are readily available at your local grocery.

Easy Mango Tart

If you are looking for a sweet dessert for a special occasion, then try mango tarts. They are quick and easy to prepare if you make the pastry cream the night before. Fill a store-bought tart shell with the chilled pastry cream. Peel and slice a mango. Layer the slices around the tart.

Fruit Skewers

Cut fresh mango into bite-size chunks. Place 3 or 4 pieces on small skewers. Alternate with colourful fruits, such as strawberries, if desired. Serve with an assortment of dips.

Mango Cheesecake

When mixing the ingredients for cheesecake, add mango puree for a delicious fruity flavor. You need three fully-ripened mangoes. Alternately, use canned mangoes without any loss of flavor. Puree the mangoes in a food processor before adding the other ingredients.

Frozen Mango Desserts

Enjoy mango popsicles, frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet, or as a sundae over vanilla ice cream. Fruit popsicles and mango yogurt are healthy choices for a between meal snack.

Mango Dips, Sauces and Salads

Add mango to your next dip or sauce recipe. Tropical dips go well with seafood, poultry and sliced veggies. Prepare a mango chutney for tacos or as a side dish. Mix crab with mango for a tasty seafood salad.

Dessert Pizza Topping

Put chunks of mango, drizzled with chocolate, on your next dessert pizza for a truly awesome flavor. Canned or fresh pineapple work fine, but drain canned mango for a minute or two before using. If the fruit was packed in its own juice, then enjoy as a beverage. If it was packed in water, then recycle to your houseplants. They’ll enjoy the nutrients.