For us Indians, mango is not just a fruit, it’s a feeling; of fond childhood nostalgia where we fished out cooled mangoes from a bucket and gorged on them with abandon, elbows dripping in mango juice. Of family dinners that always end with meticulously sliced mangoes being passed around. Of evenings where the beloved chai is replaced with a tall glass of mango shake. 

10 Quick & Easy Mango Dessert Recipes That You Must Try

There are plenty of varieties available right now. Many even store mango pulp to enjoy throughout the year. The super-sweet taste of ripe mangoes makes them the best candidate for desserts in any weather. So, indulge yourself and try out these delicious mango dessert recipes. 

1. Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi Recipe

Let’s start with a simple yet delicious recipe for a cooling curd (dahi) beverage that champions the flavour of mango.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms ripe mangoes, diced
  • 250 gms full-fat curd (dahi) (vegans can also use vegan curd)
  • 50 gms sugar
  • ⅓ teaspoon cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • Ice cubes 
  • Sliced cashew (kaju) and pistachio (pista), for garnish 

Method:

  1. Take a dry, clean blender and add in the mangoes, curd, sugar, cardamom powder and ice cubes.
  2. Blend until smooth. Make sure no lumps of mango remain.
  3. Pour it out in a glass and garnish generously with cashews and pistachios.
  4. Serve the mango lassi immediately or cool in the fridge before serving. 

2. Mango Shake

Mango Milkshake

Probably the most recognisable mango recipe for Indians is mango shake. Learn how to make it yourself with this easy recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms ripe mangoes, diced
  • 250 ml full-fat milk, preferably cold
  • 50 gms sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Almond (badaam), cashew (kaju), pistachio (pista), thinly sliced 

Method: 

  1. In a clean blender, add the mangoes, milk, sugar and ice cubes.
  2. Blend till a smooth consistency is achieved. You can adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness of the mangoes. 
  3. Once blended, mix in some of the sliced dry fruits with the mango shake.
  4. Pour in a glass, garnish with the remaining dry fruits, and serve cold. 

Tip: For a little extra flavour, top off your mango shake with a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream.

3. Mango Chilli Sorbet

Mango Chilli Sorbet Recipe

Here is a recipe that puts a spicy twist on the sweet and delectable mango ice cream. It is sure to be a star at your next brunch party!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:

  •   300 gms ripe mangoes, chopped
  •  Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150 gms coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey 

Method:

  1. Place the chopped mangoes evenly on a baking sheet lined with paper and freeze for 2-3 hours.
  2.  Once frozen, add the mangoes, along with the lime juice, coconut cream and honey into a blender and blend till smooth. You can keep adding a few spoons of warm water to achieve the right consistency.
  3. Transfer the mango ice cream blend into a baking tin lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with a pinch of chilli powder and salt.
  4. Freeze the mixture for 1-2 hours.
  5. Scoop and serve. 

Tip: You can garnish with some thinly sliced kairi (unripe mangoes) and a pinch of chilli powder for an extra kick.

4. Mango Kulfi

Mango Kulfi Recipe

Kulfi, India’s own version of ice cream, can be modified in as many flavours as you like. Here is the mango kulfi variant for a special hot-day treat.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango, chopped
  • 200 ml fresh cream
  • 3 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoon milk powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon cardamom (elaichi) powder

      For Garnish:

  • Pieces of fresh mango
  • Dry fruits
  • Saffron (kesar)

Method:

  1. Add the chopped mango, salt and cardamom powder to a blender and make a smooth puree.
  2. In a bowl, pour out the puree and mix it in with the fresh cream, condensed milk and powdered milk. Mix till the mixture is lump-free.
  3. Get your kulfi mould ready and pour out the mixture in it. Before pouring in the mixture, you can put some dry fruits in the empty mould and then pour in the mix.
  4. Freeze overnight. To de-mould, roll in your hands to warm the mould or dip in some water.
  5. Garnish with dry fruits, saffron or more chopped mangoes. You can serve it on the stick or cut it in pieces and serve on a dish.

Tip: You can DIY your kulfi mould using styrofoam cups. Pour in the kulfi mixture and seal the top with aluminium foil. For kulfi-on-stick, put an ice cream stick through a small slit in the foil.

5. No-Oven Mango Cake

Mango Cake Recipe
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For all birthdays and anniversaries this season, ditch the usual chocolate cake. Try out this no-oven recipe for a soft, fluffy, seasonal mango cake.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 300 gms refined flour (maida)
  • 100 gms powdered sugar
  • 50 ml of refined oil
  • 1 ripe mango, chopped and pureed
  • 100 gms sugar
  • 200 ml full-fat milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt

 Method:

  1. Put a saucepan on medium flame and add in the mango puree and sugar. Heat the mixture, while constantly stirring, till the ingredients combine. Then set it aside to cool.
  2. Grease a 6-inch cake tin and dust it with some flour.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, oil, few drops of vanilla essence, and milk.
  4. Next, add the dry ingredients (maida, baking powder) by sifting them and folding them into the mixture.
  5. Add the mango puree prepared in step 1 to the batter and fold till everything is combined. Do not over-mix as that may prevent the cake from rising.
  6. Pour the batter in the cake tin. For the baking setup, place a metal stand in a deep pan and pre-heat for 15 minutes. Then place the cake tin on the stand and cover the setup with a lid. Let it cook for 30-45 minutes.
  7. After that, check if a toothpick or knife comes out clean when stuck in the cake. If yes, the cake is ready. Carefully de-mould, slice and enjoy.

6. Mango Cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake Recipe

Can’t go to your favourite café for a dessert in the scorching sun? Don’t worry! Here is a quick and easy recipe to a café-style mango cheesecake at home.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: Nil

Ingredients:

For Base:

  • 100 gms digestive biscuits
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

For Filling:

  • 125 gms cream cheese
  • 40 gms powdered sugar
  • 80 gms mango pulp
  • 150 gms whipped cream
  • 1 ripe mango

Method:

  1. Crush the digestive biscuits into fine crumbs. Then mix them well with the melted butter.
  2. Take out the mixture in a cake tin or any flat base surrounded by a cake ring. Press it down firmly with the back of a small bowl so that it makes an even layer. Freeze the setup for 15 minutes.
  3. Till then, prepare the filling. Take the cream cheese, sugar and some of the mango pulp in a bowl and whisk it together.
  4. Next, fold in the whipped cream, half at a time. Fold till all ingredients are combined.
  5. Take out the frozen base and add the filling on top. Spread it evenly with a spatula.
  6. Slice up a ripe mango in any shape you like to decorate the top of the cheesecake. And voila! Your café-style mango cheesecake is ready.

 7. Mango Mousse

Mango Mousse Recipe
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 If you are looking for a light, mildly sweet after-dinner dessert or mid-day snack, a fresh mango mousse is just the answer.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 large mangoes, chopped and pureed
  • 400 ml of heavy cream
  • 100 gms condensed milk

Method:

  1. Take the heavy cream in a large bowl and whip till stiff peaks form. The texture of the whipping cream here will determine the consistency of your mousse.
  2. Then fold in the condensed milk with the whipped cream.
  3. Next, add mango puree to the mixture and fold till well-combined.
  4. Pour it in shallow glasses or bowls. For best results, refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Tip: You can decorate the mousse after setting it, with whipped cream, chopped mangoes and mint leaves (pudina). 

8. Mango Pudding

Mango Pudding Recipe
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No family dinner is complete without a great dessert. Make your next one memorable with a simple yet flavourful mango pudding recipe.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 hours

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe mangoes, chopped
  • 50 gms sugar
  • 100 ml of water
  • 5 gms agar
  • 100 gms fresh cream
  • 50 ml of milk

Method:

  1. Add the chopped mangoes along with the sugar in a blender to make a smooth puree.
  2. Strain the puree into a pan and heat it over medium flame.
  3. Meanwhile, boil the water and add the agar to it. This will thicken the pudding. Agar should dissolve completely.
  4. Strain the agar into the mango puree and combine.
  5. Next, turn off the heat and add in the fresh cream and milk. Stir to combine.
  6. Take some shallow glasses and pour the mixture in them. When it comes to room temperature, cover the glasses with foil and refrigerate (5-6 hours or overnight).
  7. Garnish with mangoes and serve right out of the fridge. 

9. Mango Custard

Mango Custard Recipe
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A custard promises the goodness of all seasonal fruits in one bowl with the fun of a yummy dessert. Put a tropical spin on this classic with a mango custard recipe.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes, chopped
  • 20 gms custard powder (vanilla flavour)
  • 100 gms sugar
  • 200 gms fresh cream
  • ½ litre milk
  • Fresh seasonal fruits, chopped
  • Dry fruits, chopped

 Method:

  1. Make a slurry by mixing the custard powder with some milk. Add it to the rest of the rest of the milk and cook for 6 minutes.
  2. Let it cool. Do stir it in intervals to avoid a layer of cream over the custard.
  3. Add ¼ chopped mangoes, along with sugar, into a blender and make a puree.
  4. Next, whip the fresh cream till it is thick.
  5. Then combine the mango puree, custard mix and whipped cream. Pour out mango custard and top with fruits and nuts of your choice.
  6. Put the bowls in the fridge to set for 1 hour and then serve.

10. Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand Recipe
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Amrakhand or mango shrikhand is a seasonal twist on the classic Maharashtrian dessert. Try it out for yourself with this recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms fresh mango pulp
  • 600 gms hung curd (dahi)
  • 100 gms powdered sugar
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Dry fruits, chopped

Method:

  1. Take the curd in a bowl and sift the sugar and cardamom powder over it. Mix well.
  2. Next, add in half of the mango pulp and dry fruits and fold it in with the mixture.
  3. Place the shrikhand mixture in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Garnish with the remaining dry fruits before serving.

Mango Jam To Add In Any Recipe

Mango Jam Recipe
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Start your mornings on a sweet note, with this easy-to-make mango jam recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 500 gms mango, pureed
  • 300 gms sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:

  1. In a pan, mix the mango puree and sugar. Cook the mixture over medium flame for 10 minutes while stirring.
  2. Next, add the lemon juice. Cook for another 15-20 minutes while stirring. Stirring is important in this mango jam recipe to ensure that it doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pan.
  3. To check if your jam is ready, pour some on a plate. If it is not runny, it is ready.
  4. Transfer the jam to a glass container and use as you like!

As versatile and delicious as mango is, it can be made into any number of yummy mango desserts. Whip a quick one or take your time with an elaborate recipe. With its sweet and fragrant flavour, mango will never disappoint!

Anjali Singh
Anjali Singh

A law student by day and a creator by night, Anjali Singh specialises in connecting brands to their target audience. This content writer is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and a punctual about her work. She is an avid reader, photographer and a curious foodie.

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