There are thousands of different mango desserts because of the mango’s flexibility, which is similar to strawberries and blueberries. It can be made into puddings, cakes, and eaten plain. Mango pudding is basically blended mango, which can be served with whole fruit, by itself, or like any other pudding. Cakes made with mango can be bake or no-bake; for example, some popular mango desserts are no-bake mango cheesecakes. As a plain fruit, mango desserts can be served cubed, frozen, or mixed with other fruits as a salad.
The different types of mango desserts includes puddings, which are basically blended mango. Some people add coconut milk or other dairy products to make the pudding thicker. Simple syrup, heated until it mixes well, is also a typical ingredient. Mango puddings can be used like any other pudding, for example, as a plain dessert, mixed with fruit, or chilled into popsicles. For popsicles with a smoother texture, honey or yogurt can be added to the blended mango.
While not the most popular fruit dessert, mango cakes are as varied as other types of cake. The fruit can even be incorporated into the frosting. These mango desserts are usually made by including mango in the batter of the cake before baking it. It is usually blended, but some bakers include mango in cakes in small chunks. Mango cakes usually take on the color of the fruit, so the finished product is yellow-orange.
Sometimes mango desserts are plain mango chunks, usually served fresh, but canned and frozen varieties are also popular. These chunks are occasionally frozen and mixed with other types of fruit, such as strawberries, pineapples, and blueberries. Even by itself, mango is somewhat sweet and can make a suitable and quickly put together dessert. It is also safe to eat raw, is low in fat, and has a relatively low sugar content. When eaten as a dessert, mangoes are usually peeled, but this part of the mango is also healthy to eat because of its antioxidants and vitamins.
Mango desserts are not necessarily all eaten with a fork or spoon. Smoothies, alcoholic beverages, and more can be made out of blended mango. Banana-mango smoothie recipes are particularly common, usually calling for at least one banana and mango, plus milk and sometimes sugar. These mango desserts usually turn out best when made with fresh mango, but canned or frozen mango can work if the fresh fruit is not available.