There’s a reason mango is such a popular fruit. It’s delicious, high in nutrients, and easy to use in an array of desserts. Plus, there’s no better way to get that glorious taste of the tropics than a mango-based dessert.
And as we move into Australian summertime, we hit mango season. So what better way to deal with a possible glut of this fabulous fruit than with some delicious ripe mango recipes.
If you want to enjoy the taste of summer throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 easy mango dessert recipes that anyone of any skill level can make and enjoy.
And remember if you have too many mangoes, you can always freeze them for use at a later date. Just slice the cheeks from the husk. place them in a freezer bag or container and pop them in the freezer. Easy.
You don’t get anything more refreshing than mango sorbet. This is the perfect way to round off a heavy meal with a hint of sweetness without pushing you over the edge. Alternatively, mango sorbet is ideal for cooling down in the heat of a summer afternoon. Plus, mango sorbet is surprisingly low in calories.
There are so many reasons to love this stand-out of mango dessert recipes.
To make this recipe, you will need a food processor, an ice cream maker, four mangoes, lime juice, and syrup. Serve in a tall cocktail glass and with a garnish of your choice, such as a sprig of mint.
You can make a pie out of virtually anything – including mango. Mango pie is satisfyingly sweet and ideal for those post-summer blues in fall. This recipe includes ground allspice, which helps to provide those lovely autumnal flavors.
This Mango.org recipe gives you instructions on how to make both the crust and filling, but you can take the easy route with some pre-made pie crust. Serve either warmed or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzled in cream. Keep in mind that the crust will lose its flakiness after 2 days, so eat up!
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Mango pudding is a light dessert that is ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth after a large meal. Also known as flan de mango, mango pudding is a creamy and smooth dessert that is commonly made as an Asian/ Indian dessert.
To make this recipe, you will only need 3 mangoes, sugar, milk, and cornflour. While the recipes call for minimal ingredients, it’s all in the skill. Take your time and follow the instructions exactly to achieve the perfect texture. Serve in a decorative bowl or glass and garnish with fruit or mint.
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Not only is mango tart easy to make and absolutely delicious, but it’s also an aesthetically pleasing treat that is perfect for summer parties. It’s kind of like a mango pie, but with a buttery shortbread crust and no lattice toppings.
This Tasty mango tart recipe is easy to make, making it an ideal tart for first-timers to bake. The yogurt mixture pairs beautifully with the sweet mango. The best part is undoubtedly arranging the mango slices into a concentric circle, making the tart appear like a rosette of mango.
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You don’t get much better than homemade ice cream. This homemade mango ice cream recipe is the perfect way to cool down in the heat of summer, and can be served either in a bowl or in a cone. Alternatively, serve a scoop of mango ice cream with another mango dessert.
The recipe calls for 2 ripe mangoes, eggs, lemon juice, milk, sugar, heavy cream, a mixer, and an ice cream maker. While you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker, the best results come from investing in one. One of the most popular models on the market is the Cuisinart Ice Cream Deluxe, which makes perfect ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt
Everyone loves lemon bars. They’re tangy, sweet, and oh-so easy to make. Throw mangoes into the mix and you’ve got yourself a highly addictive dessert. Plus, mango lemon bars freeze really well, meaning you can enjoy them for longer (and they’re also super tasty to eat chilled – what a way to cool down in summer).
This mango lemon bar recipe is ideal for beginners, as it explains how to make each layer of the dessert with pro tips. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar and be prepared to make another batch, because they’ll be gone in a minute!
Do you love Asian flavours in your desserts? Take a look at our piece on Traditional Japanese Desserts for some inspiration.
Mango dessert recipes don’t come much easier than this one.
And as the name suggests, this dessert is truly a delight – both to make and eat. Mango delight takes a mere five minutes to make and is ideal for soothing your sweet tooth after lunch or dinner.
This recipe calls for mango puree with a fantastic creamy mixture made up of ice cream, fresh cream, cardamom powder, sugar, and chopped mangoes. Allow to freeze for 2-3 hours and serve with whatever toppings you like, such as more chopped mangoes, berries, or cherries.
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Let’s be real, who doesn’t love cheesecake? Cheesecake can be made with a variety of flavours and toppings, from chocolate and cookies to fresh fruit – including mango. Mango cheesecake is a great way to naturally sweeten the tangy cream cheese filling.
This is a standard cheesecake recipe with the inclusion of mangoes to give the dessert a distinctive tropical taste. Just make sure to follow the instructions exactly as this is a baked cheesecake recipe, which can go slightly wrong if the rules are not followed.
Who said desserts have to be for evenings? Chia puddings are the ideal breakfast dessert – not only are they tasty and easy to make, but they’re also very healthy. Mango is a delicious addition to chia puddings, because it only adds sweetness and nutritional value. Plus, this recipe is totally vegan.
This recipe simply calls for fresh mango, coconut milk, maple syrup, and nutrient-rich chia seeds. The puddings take about 15 minutes to cool in the fridge, so you don’t have to make them ahead of time.
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Trifle is a popular British dessert consisting of layers of sponge fingers (typically soaked in sherry), custard, fruit, and whipped cream. While the fruit is typically raspberries or strawberries, you can easily substitute this for mango to make a tropical trifle.
This tropical mango trifle recipe also includes other fresh fruits, including banana, strawberries, and pineapple. The sprinkling of grated coconut on top ties all the flavours together, making you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation no matter the time of year. While it calls for pound cake cubes, you can also use traditional sponge fingers.
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Move over apple and peach cobblers, time to make way for the decadent mango cobbler. Cobbler is a baked fruit dessert complete with a buttery, crumbly crust that is typically served with vanilla ice cream. So, if you’ve got all the ingredients with ripe mangoes instead of peaches or apples, you can make a mango cobbler.
This mango cobbler recipe is easy to follow and asks for a lot of ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen cupboard. It can be served warm or cooled to room temperature.
Mango mousse is a highly underrated dessert. It’s refreshing, creamy, and bursting with tropical flavours. Not only this, but it’s ridiculously easy and quick to make. Perfect for whipping up a batch after a summer BBQ or when you need to use your ripened mangoes.
This recipe calls for only three ingredients – 2 mangoes, raw sugar or honey, and light cream or whipping cream. Blend the mangoes and sugar together into a puree, then combine with beaten cream and pour into glasses or bowls. Allow to set for at least one hour, and then garnish with whatever toppings you like.
Mango dessert recipes have never been easier.
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If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still benefit from refreshing mango ice cream in the form of mango popsicles – or ice lollies. These mango popsicle sticks are creamy, refreshing, sweet, and surprisingly healthy. They are particularly good for kids to munch on when playing outside in summer, as it cools them down and technically provides them with one of their five a day.
This recipe requires only three ingredients – mango, fresh cream, and sweetened condensed milk. Blend it all together in a blender, pour into some popsicle molds, freeze for 8-10 hours, and they’re ready to go.
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Pound cake can be made with a variety of ingredients and flavors, but did you know that you can utilize overripe mangoes and make a homemade mango pound cake? This pound cake is ideal for those who want a more substantial dessert. Serve at room temperature and with an optional scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe actually only calls for one overripe mango, which is surprising considering how flavoursome the cake is. If you have an extra mango, chop it up and sprinkle on top as a yummy garnish.
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My family are ecstatic that this run-down of best mango dessert recipes includes one for mango donuts.
Who doesn’t love donuts? Donuts can come in a variety of flavours and themes, including fruity ones like mango donuts. While they’re not the quickest dessert to make, nothing quite beats the fluffiness of homemade donuts. Perfect for baking with the kids.
Not only does this recipe make mango-flavored donuts, but it also comes with instructions for a satisfyingly crisp mango glaze or icing. Sprinkle chopped mangoes or other toppings (such as crushed pistachios) and indulge in the sweet treats.
Mango crumb bars are the ideal sweet snack for dessert lovers, or to carry you through the day after lunch. They’re small and moreish, so be prepared to make a large batch. It’s surprising how much flavor the mango mixture has, which is paired beautifully with the crumbled top and buttery bottom.
This mango crumb bars recipe is ridiculously easy to make and takes only 40 minutes to cook. Cut the “cake” into squares and serve at room temperature – though they can be warmed and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too.
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If you fancy something a bit more substantial, make your own homemade mango bread pudding. Bread pudding is a popular worldwide dessert consisting of stale bread and cream or milk, but it can also feature other flavors – including mango. The mango and cardamom flavors in this recipe work to make a fruity and wholesome dessert.
This recipe is a great way to round off a nice meal. The bread puddings are best served warm in small bowls and with a scoop of ice cream or fresh cream.
There is no way we could have a list of mango dessert recipes and not have mango lassi recipe.
Mango lassi is a traditional Indian drink made of mangoes (or other fruits), yogurt, sugar, milk, and a garnish of cardamom. It’s sweet and satisfyingly spiced, making it perfect for a light dessert after a heavy dinner. Alternatively, make mango lassi to cool down on a hot summer’s day.
This recipe is very easy to make. All you need is to chuck everything into a blender, with the option to thicken the texture with ice cubes.
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You’d be a fool to not try this mango dessert recipe. Mango fool is a 10-minute dessert consisting of one ripe mango, sugar, lemon juice, and fresh cream. Some mixing and blending later, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing and creamy dessert that rounds off a meal perfectly.
Do you love the sound of many of these desserts, but suffer from lactose intolerance? See our Dairy-free Desserts for some ideas.
Mango ice box cake is a tasty Filipino dessert consisting of layers of graham crackers, condensed milk and whipped cream, and sweet mangoes. It’s oozing with flavors and just the right blend between overly dense and light.
The best part? This is a no-bake recipe! Simply arrange the layers and chill in the refrigerator or freezer before serving.
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So, there you have it! Turns out, there’s an abundance of delicious mango dessert recipes that are easy to make.