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7 Refreshing Mango Desserts to Make This Summer
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  • We hear it time and time again from balikbayans and foreigners, the Philippines has the sweetest mangoes in the world.So why not take advantage! Summer's the perfect time to as the fruit is perfect in chilled desserts. Look for the sweetest mangoes you can find at the palengke and try out any of these recipes.

    1. No-Bake Frozen Mango Tartlets

    Want to eat healthy but still get to eat dessert? This is the recipe you've been looking for. These frozen mango tartlets are made with yogurt, rolled oats and almonds. Plus, they take less than 30 minutes to make, which leaves you time to maybe go for a run.

    Prep time 20 minutes
    Makes 6 servings

    2 tablespoons almonds, chopped and toasted
    2 tablespoons rolled oats
    2 tablespoons coconut sugar
    1 1/2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
    3/4 cup greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 1/2 cups mango, ripe, diced, divided

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    2. Easy Mango Parfait

    Here's another one of the easiest desserts you can make: parfait. All you need for this a handful of ingredients. But they do take quite a while to chill so prepare a day in advance if you're making them for a party. 

    Prep time 15 minutes
    Makes 4 servings 

    4 pieces ladyfingers (broas)
    1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste, depending on sweetness of the mangoes used
    1 cup fresh mango purée, (from 4 to 6 mango cheeks)
    3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
    mango, cubed, (for topping)

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

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    3. Mango-Lychee Smoothie

    Inject a little more fruit into your family's diet and ward off the hear with this cool drink. You won't need to add sugar as your fruits should be sweet enough already. Finish with a paper umbrella for that ultimate summer vibe.

    Ready in 15 minutes
    Makes 4 servings

    1 piece ripe mango, peeled and chopped
    1/2 cup canned lychees, drained
    2 cups milk
    2 tablespoons condensed milk
    1 cup ice, crushed

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    4. Mango Float Freezer Cake

    This may be the ultimate in crowd-pleasing desserts. With ingredients that are easy to get a hold of, you’ll find yourself making this mango float freezer cake over and over again. Chill in the fridge or freeze in your freezer, either way it’s amazing. 

    Prep time 20 minutes
    Makes 6 to 8 servings

    300 grams ladyfinger cookies (broas)
    1 tea bag earl grey tea
    2 cups hot water
    4 teaspoons white sugar
    lemon juice
    1 cup graham crackers crumbs, crushed
    100 grams butter
    1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped into stiff peaks
    4 large mango, cubed
    2 tablespoons coconut sugar

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

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    5. Mango Sago

    You only need six ingredients for this dessert that only takes 10 minutes to make. What's not to love, right? You can bet it's amazingly delicious too. Better have enough for seconds! Just make sure you use the sweetest mangoes for this well-loved Filipino dessert. Serve chilled. 

    Ready in 10 minutes
    Makes 4 to 6 servings

    4 pieces mango, cubed
    1 cup mango juice
    1/4 cup coconut milk (gata)
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1 cup tapioca pearls (sago), cooked
    1/4 cup milk

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

    6. No-bake Mango Cream Pie

    Want something a little more special? Try making this mango cream pie recipe. It'll look great with you carrying it to a summer party or get-together. Just make sure it's properly chilled first for best enjoyment. 

    Prep time 30 minutes
    Makes 8 to 10 servings

    1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, melted
    1 and 1/2 cup graham crackers crumbs
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 (8-ounce) bar cream cheese, room temperature
    1/3 cup white sugar
    1 cup fresh mango purée, from 4 to 6 mango cheeks
    2 and 1/4 teaspoons or 1 packet gelatin, dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water and left to stand for 5 minutes
    1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

    7. Summer Mango Mousse

    Don't you just love a gelatin dessert? This has that and also soft mousse deliciously flavored with sweet mangoes. Looks impressive, right? Wow your guests with this recipe they'll think took you a whole day to make but really only took you less than an hour to whip up. 

    Prep time 20 minutes
    Makes 6 servings

    1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
    1 cup mango purée
    4 tablespoons sugar
    1/4 cup water
    3/4 cup whipped cream
    1 box clear unflavored gelatin

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

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