Q is for a Quick dessert: Mango Fool

Mango fool is at the very top of my ‘dessert island’ list. It needs no effort at all – the only requirement is a love for mangoes, alphonso in particular.

As kids we would wait all year for the summer months just to have this. It was so worth it. Our indulgent household had a thinned down version of it (using milk instead of cream) for an afternoon pick me up, instead of the usual 4 pm tea or coffee. Sheer bliss!

For me, it doesn’t get better than this.

This recipe serves 2 or just 1, if you’d rather not share.

Mango fool

Mango fool

Ingredients:

2 large Alphonso mango

200 grams cream

2 tablespoons condensed milk or sugar to taste

Method:

1. Peel and cut the mango. Keep aside one cheek of the mango and cube it.

2. Put the mango into a blender and puree it.

3. Mix the condensed milk and the cream.

4. Fold in the puree into the cream.

5. Add the remaining cubes of mango.

Serve cold.

Mango fool topped with chunks of mango

Mango fool topped with chunks of mango

Notes:

1. If you are counting the calories, you can use Greek yoghurt instead of the cream.

2.You can replace the condensed milk with sugar. Add more or less, depending on how sweet you like it.

3. For the thinned down, smoothie-like version, replace the cream with 300 mils of full fat milk. Blend milk and mango together. (I like chunky bits in mine so I prefer to mash the mango with a fork rather than blend it.) If the mango is sweet, I omit the sugar altogether.

 

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8 Responses to Q is for a Quick dessert: Mango Fool

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    ohh that looks heavenly!! yummy !! I would like to try the yogurt version as well.

  2. Oooh that looks absolutely delicious.

  3. Suzy says:

    Looks divine, sounds divine, I’m sure it tastes divine. Must try this out.

  4. Shalzzz says:

    The pics itself make me crave for one! Ideal for beating the summer quench!

  5. That looks divine and those names are so unique..

  6. Eli says:

    Again my favorite fruit… That looks soooo tempting:-)

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Mango is my fav fruit and this dessert is an easy-peasy one. Will try it out 🙂

  8. Oh wow…that’s rich! Usually when I make mango lassi, I don’t bother adding any sugar because the mangoes are sweet enough. This feels a bit like that too…might try without the cream and might use coconut milk instead of condensed milk.

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