Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mango Pudding

Fresh mango. It's one of the best things about summer. It's weird that I don't love summer and I prefer cooler weather. I spent most of my life next to rainforests and deserts. But I hate it when it gets ridiculously hot. I hate humidity. I hate catching stuffy trains with no air-conditioning and having my legs stick to the plastic seats. I hate trying to fall asleep when it's too hot. But summer means that mangoes are in season. Mangoes are one of my favourite fruits.
So I thought I would share this super easy recipe for making mango pudding. My brother mentioned it to me after seeing it on Food Safari not too long ago, it caught his interest because the recipe used melted mango ice cream to make the pudding. It's a ridiculously easy recipe, it almost feels like cheating. I found my pudding turned out a little too creamy because I used Weis Mango & Cream ice cream, I think that next time I will make it using a mango sorbet and perhaps a little bit of vanilla ice cream. But it's smooth and creamy with lots of chunks of fresh mango through it. It's one reason to look forward to summer this year.
Mango Pudding
(recipe from Food Safari)
1 cup water
6 tsp powdered gelatine
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 litre soft mango ice cream
75ml evaporated milk
1 cup crushed ice
1 large mango, peeled seeded and diced

Remove ice cream an hour before starting to allow it to soften. Place water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil on medium heat. Mix sugar and gelatine together and then gradually stir into the boiling water. Stir over medium heat until thick and syrupy - 5 to 10 minutes. Slowly pour into a large heatproof mixing bowl. Add mango ice cream and stir until smooth, then add evaporated milk, crushed ice and diced mango pieces and stir together.
Pour mixture into individual serving glasses or bowls. Chill in the refrigerator until set, at least two hours.
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  1. Mmmm I love mangoes! I just bought a couple yesterday and can't wait to dig into it. This mango pudding looks so silky smooth and yummy!

    Bring on summer (minus the sticky legs on trains, sweaty BO from fellow commuters etc..)!

  2. ohhhh yes! Mangoes are my favourite! Bring on the mango puddings and mangomisus!

  3. Oooh I like the blue background with the orange! Hehe anyway...

    Easy mango pudding FTW! Yum! Personally when it comes to summer fruits I'm a watermelon girl but mango definitely ranks! Now you got me craving Weis bars and pudding... :(

  4. aww, this is so easy, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing, love mangos, nothing more summery than the scent of mangos signalling that Christmas is almost here!

  5. Any shortcut is welcome especially when it yields results like this!

  6. Looks delicious, and such vibrant photos. Lovely!

  7. omg, looks so delicious! what a great colour!

    have a nice time!

  8. This looks awesome but I think I would get a little upset at letting the ice cream melt. I guess I could just buy two tubs, and distract myself by eating one while the other melts.

    Love the mango chunks, and your spoon is tres cool!

  9. ooh melted icecream recipe! mmm i ♥ mango pudding im totes trying this soon!

  10. I'm a summer lover to begin with but one of it's best parts is certainly the abundance of mango. Too bad the weather is opposite here right now...have to wait until next summer to make this!

  11. I adore mango's this looks so good, can't wait to try it!

  12. I love mangoes too!! ... love the smell of them as you walk past them in woolies! icecream to make pudding... who'd ever thought!

  13. I saw this recipe in Food Safari cookbook and was taken a back with the ingredients used - mango ice cream. They do look good but it's hard to find mango ice cream. Love the idea to use the mix of mango sorbet and vanilla ice cream. You need to top it up with a layer of sweet condensed milk like how it's done in yum cha.

  14. Oh how I love mangoes - the scent and flavour is completely and utterly heavenly!

  15. This looks and surely tastes delicious!!!LOvely pictures!

  16. Love mango pudding. And can I just say that your blog is great? I can't believe that I've just discovered it!

  17. I adore adore adore mangos! And never would have thought of using mango ice cream to make pudding - very ingenious!

  18. This looks wonderful, a lovely dessert for summer

  19. this looks awesome! mangoes are one of my favourites too, but I think cherries are my all time favourite summer fruit :)

  20. OOoh, this looks like an awesome way to use up my gelatine powder... do you think it'd work with vanilla ice-cream and strawberries? That would be mmmmm......

  21. This is a lovely recipe and a very unusual one at that! Never dreamed of melting ice cream to make any kind of pudding, but why not? Turns out so well, so it is a very clever idea!

  22. yum! I love mangos. I can't wait to try this!<3

  23. OMG, yum, mango pudding with real mangoes...!!!

  24. Stop it you're making me hungry :-)

  25. Phuoc'n Delicious - Me tooo!! I had two for dinner the other night :D ewww BO

    Iron Chef Shellie - Mmmmm best thing about summer!

    Karen @ Citrus and Candy - Heehee I've been waiting for a good time to use the blue one! I love watermelon too but aaron isn't as much of a fan :(

    YaYa - It was super easy! You're welcome!

    mademoiselle délicieuse - I agree!! xx

    OohLookBel - Thank you!

    Paula - Thanks so much! Would have been even brighter if I hadn't used such a creamy ice cream!

    Conor @ Hold the Beef - Hahah i know!!! i was sneaking spoonfuls of ice cream out of the tub while I was waiting.

    chocolatesuze - Yay for ice cream recipes!

    Joanne - Aww yeah it's hard to be doing recipes that are the total opposite of what everyone is doing in the northern hemisphere!

    Leah - Thanks! Hope you do try it!

    the dainty baker - Yes! I always make sure my mangoes have a great smell before I buy them.

    Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Yeah I'm not a fan of the milk on top, it tastes so good on it's own!

    Ladybird - Me tooooo! Best fruit everrr

    colores - Thanks so much!

    foodwink - Aww thanks so much! :) thanks for stopping by!

    Celeste @ Berrytravels - Same here! Yeah I thought it was quite nify using ice cream :)

    Emma - Thanks!

    Lisa - Ooh you're right, cherries are pretty amazing too!

    musingsat - Yes it does use up quite a lot of gelatine powder! I'm sure that would work too! I love strawberries

    Mandy Crandell - :)

    tasteofbeirut - Yes I agree! Takes out all the effort of making a custard :)

    Vanessa - Hope you like it!

    thang @ noodlies - Yeah you gotta have the real mango in it!

    Television - Haha sorry!

  26. Help! Just tried this and as soon as I added the ice cream the gelatin hardened up :( Any tips?

  27. Umm try heating it on low until its runny again?


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