Indulge in the heavenly flavors of this exquisite mango dessert recipe. Bursting with the tropical goodness of mango, this treat is a true delight for the senses. Paired with the lusciousness of whipped cream, delicately sweetened with powdered sugar and infused with the richness of vanilla extract, each spoonful is a journey to paradise. To add a delightful crunch, I layer the dessert with crushed biscuits, creating a perfect balance of textures.
What to do with mangoes?
The idea for this mango dessert all derives from my parents - they have mango trees in their garden and every summer, we had so many mangos to devour that after a while, I needed to become much more creative when it came to cooking them. On my blog you can find the mango crumble recipe if you are looking for more recipes with mangoes. While mangoes are typically enjoyed in their fresh form, they can also be used for baking purposes. In contrast, this particular recipe requires no baking at all.
Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with this mango dessert that will transport you straight to paradise. This irresistible recipe combines the succulent goodness of perfectly ripe mango with the creamy decadence of whipped cream. With just a few simple steps, you can create a dessert that's as visually stunning as it is delicious.
Choose ripe and fragrant mangoes
Opt for mangoes that are fully ripe for the best flavor and sweetness. They should have a pleasant aroma and yield slightly to gentle pressure when ripe.
Experiment with mango varieties
Explore different mango varieties to add diversity to your dessert. Each variety brings its own unique flavor profile, texture, and sweetness. Try Alphonso, Ataulfo, or Kent mangoes for a delightful twist.
Keep ingredients chilled
Whipping cream and the dessert itself will benefit from being kept cold. Chill the whipping cream in the refrigerator before whipping it to achieve a fluffy texture, and refrigerate the dessert cups before assembling the layers.
Blend mangoes thoroughly
When pureeing the mango cubes, ensure they are blended until smooth and creamy. This will create a velvety consistency and enhance the overall taste.
Add a touch of tanginess
If you enjoy a subtle tanginess, squeeze a small amount of lime or lemon juice into the mango puree. This adds a refreshing zing that balances the sweetness.
Get creative with toppings
Feel free to get creative with your choice of toppings. Consider adding sliced almonds, fresh mint leaves, or even a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra touch of indulgence.
Serve chilled and fresh
For the best taste and presentation, serve the mango dessert chilled. This ensures a refreshing experience and maintains the dessert's texture. Avoid leaving it at room temperature for too long to prevent melting or loss of texture.
Make it in advance
You can prepare the mango puree, whipped cream, and crushed biscuits in advance. Assemble the dessert just before serving to maintain the layers' distinctiveness and prevent the biscuits from becoming soggy.
Yes, you can use frozen mangoes if fresh ones are not available. Thaw them before blending into a puree. However, fresh mangoes generally provide the best flavor and texture.
It is best to consume the mango dessert within 1-2 days of assembly for optimal freshness. Store it covered in the refrigerator to maintain its texture and flavor.
The best thing about this dessert is that you can substitute just about any fruit if your heart is set on something other than mangos. While this recipe specifically highlights mangoes, you can certainly experiment with other fruits. Pineapple, berries, or peaches can be great alternatives. Adjust the sweetness and flavors accordingly.
Yes, you can use alternatives like coconut cream or non-dairy whipping cream if you prefer a dairy-free option. Follow the instructions provided for whipping the cream to achieve the desired consistency.
It is generally recommended to whip the cream just before assembling the dessert for the best results. However, you can prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Give it a quick whisk before using to restore its fluffy texture.
Yes, you can use alternatives like granulated sugar, honey, or maple syrup. Adjust the amount to taste. Keep in mind that different sweeteners may slightly alter the texture and flavor of the whipped cream.
Absolutely! Instead of layering the dessert in individual cups, you can assemble it in a single large serving dish. Simply alternate the layers of cookie crumbles, mango puree, and whipped cream.
This dessert is best enjoyed fresh and chilled. Freezing may cause the texture to change, and the whipped cream may become watery upon thawing. It is not recommended to freeze this particular dessert.
If you have access to high-quality store-bought mango puree, you can use it as a time-saving option. However, homemade puree usually offers a fresher and more vibrant flavor.
Other no-bake recipes you should try:
Make this mango dessert today!
Picture layers of mango puree and whipped cream, complemented by the delightful crunch of crushed biscuits. This mango dessert is a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. Plus, you have the freedom to personalize this dessert with your favorite toppings, whether it's colorful candies, additional mango cubes, or something entirely unique. So why wait? Treat yourself and your loved ones to a divine mango indulgence that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you longing for the tropics.
Recipe yields approximately 12-15 cups (depending on their size)
- In a bowl, with an immersion blender, blend the mango cubes until it becomes puree.
- In a stand mixer, whip the cream, vanilla, sugar, and cornstarch to a stiff whipped cream.
- Assemble the dessert as follows:
- Create a layer of cookie crumbles on the bottom of the cups
- Add a layer of mango puree.
- Add a layer of whipped cream.
- Add another layer of mango puree.
- Top off the dessert with an extra layer of whipped cream – and lastly, enjoy!