A couple of days back my husband came home with a big box of mangoes to which I had a mixed reaction. I love mangoes but what was I going to do with so many of those? Also it was not quite ripe so I had some time to figure it out. That's when I started looking for interesting recipes using mangoes. I stumbled upon a lot of mango breads and mango cakes. But I wanted to make dishes that truly brought out the mango-ness. I decided that I'm not going to bake anything which uses a lot of flour and other ingredients which will mask the natural mango flavor. So I decided to go for "no-bake" mango desserts. Also who wants to use an oven in an already hot kitchen?
I started bookmarking recipes when I finally realized that the list was getting too long and I was sure that I will never be able to try all of it. So I down-sized the list to 10 recipes and thought that it will be a good idea to share it my dear readers too! I was not particularly looking for vegan recipes but when I was done with the list I was happy to see that I had a couple of vegan recipes and other recipes which can be veganized quite easily. So folks there's something for everyone. I think with a list like this, I would have to grab another box of mangoes!
Some of the ice-cream, sorbet recipes in the list call for an ice cream machine. But you really don't have to buy one. Just follow the steps I have mentioned in this eggless banana ice cream recipe to make ice cream without an ice cream machine.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy a mango cocktail while you go through this list of the top 10 magnificent mango dessert recipes (listed in no particular order).
From: Closet Cooking
Sometimes the simplest things in life tends to satisfy us the most. This mango shrikhand recipe is one such simple pleasure for me. Kevin uses juicy Alphonso mangoes from India and mildly sweetened Greek yogurt in this recipe. Dessert in a minute! He has given other interesting variations to the recipe too.
For the full recipe and instructions, visit Closet Cooking.
Have you looked at a panna cotta recipe before and wondered if you could use something else instead of gelatine? Worry no more, because agar-agar is here to the rescue. Jeanette has come up with this amazing recipe for a vegan mango panna cotta, using fresh and ripe mangoes, rich coconut milk, creamy mango flavored soy yogurt and agar-agar.
Visit Jeanette's Healthy Living for the recipe and instructions.
Mango Lassi Popsicles
From: Desserts For Breakfast
If you are a huge fan of mango lassi then this popsicle recipe is for you. Blend chopped mangoes, yogurt and sugar. Pour it in the popsicle moulds and pop it in the freezer. How easy can it get?
Check out Desserts For Breakfast for the full recipe and procedure.
If all you have is fresh blueberries then try this blueberry popsicles recipe which is quite similar to the mango popsicles.
Vegan Mango Jelly
From: Indochine Kitchen
I concur with Jun when it comes to enjoying mangoes as it is without any frills. Mango is one fruit (at least to me and Jun) that can actually be a dessert at it's peak of freshness. This vegan mango jelly recipe is for you if you want to make something fancy out of fresh mangoes. This jelly is elegant enough to serve it for company but easy enough to make that you are not sweating about the jelly setting.
Head over to Indochine Kitchen to get the recipe and instructions.
Mango Ice Cream
From: What Megan's Making
Have a box of mangoes to finish off? This mango ice cream recipe from Megan uses a lot of fresh mango puree, so you have to really buy a box. Heavy cream and half and half makes this mango ice cream delish.
Hop over to What Megan's Making for the full recipe and procedure.
Vegan Mango-Coconut Sherbet
From: The Novice Chef
If you can't take the summer heat anymore then take the ice cream machine out like Jessica. You will thank me for this "no-cook" recipe. Fresh mangoes, light coconut milk and little sugar goes into a food processor and the rest is taken care by the ice cream machine and your freezer. I guarantee that this is a "no-sweat" recipe as well.
Want the recipe and instructions to make this sherbet, then check The Novice Chef.
Eggless Mango Mousse
From: Pham Fatale
Are you ready to impress your family and friends with a fancy dessert? Then why don't you try this eggless mango mousse recipe? Pham has used store bought mango pulp in this recipe but when mangoes are in season there is no reason why you should not use it. Heavy cream and white chocolate chips makes it a rich and decadent dessert.
Ready to make the mousse? Then visit Pham Fatale for the recipe.
If you don't have time for this elaborate mango mousse recipe, then try my vegan mango pudding recipe using store bought mango pulp and silken tofu. I assure you that you will be pleased with the result.
Vegan Mango Sorbet
From: The Parsley Thief
I didn't know about the Champagne variety of mangoes until I read this recipe for vegan mango sorbet by The Parsley Thief. All you need is some very ripe mangoes, sugar, lemon juice and water to create this delicious egg free, dairy free frozen treat.
Check out the recipe for this mango sorbet at The Parsley Thief.
From: Passionate About Baking
Making kulfi in summer is a tradition in my house for the past 3 years or so. I have been trying a couple of variations over the years and my pumpkin kulfi recipe is our most favorite so far. But I know for sure that it will change when I try this amazing mango kulfi recipe by Deeba. The pictures are drool-worthy and will even tempt a person with strong will power to cave in and grab a couple of kulfis at one go.
Check out Passionate About Baking for the full recipe and instructions.
Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake
From: Edible Garden
I have always wanted to bake an eggless cheesecake but haven't got to it for some reason. So if you are like me, Nags has an awesome recipe for a no-bake mango cheesecake. I couldn't take my eyes off the picture when I first saw it and even now for that matter. She has also laid out the recipe with step-by-step pictures to make it even easier.
For the full recipe and instructions, visit Edible Garden.
The closest I have got to prepare something like this no-bake cheesecake is the ice cream cake I made a couple of years ago when I started this blog.