Mango and Raspberry tiramisu by Taste | Source: Taste

Five Mango Recipes to Capture the Essence of Summer

Mango is just about everyone’s favourite summer fruit and if you’re in Australia then you will know that our mango season is officially underway. Whether you like them sliced, diced or simply as they come, there are plenty of different ways to eat the fruit. While mangos are often used as a sweet addition to a savoury dish, we think that adding the fruit to a sweet desert is particularly decadent. Whether you’re in charge of dessert this Christmas or simply looking for a new dish to to impress your family with, these are our favourite mango recipes to make this summer.

Mango Popsicles

Mango popsicles are a dessert that just about anyone can make. Ideal for keeping both the kids and adults cool on hot days, turning your mango into popsicles is also a sustainable way to use up any left over fruit. This recipe from Maple and Mango only requires four ingredients: fresh or frozen mango chunks, lime juice, coconut water and honey. Simply blend the ingredients until smooth and pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze overnight and enjoy in the morning.

Mango Tiramisu

If you want to add a twist to your favourite Christmas dessert then this Mango and Raspberry Tiramisu recipe from Taste might be just what you’re looking for. Simply blitz mascarpone, thickened cream, icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla seeds in an electric mixer and combine Grand Marnier and orange juice in a separate bowl. Give the sponge fingers a quick soak in the juice mixture and alternately layer sponge, mascarpone mixture and mango slices in a bowl. Cover the cake and chill for two hours until firm. You can add raspberries to your mixture or simply serve with a raspberry sauce.

Mango and raspberry tiramisu Source: Australia’s best recipes

Coconut Mango Cake

This decadent Coconut Mango Cake from Australia’s Best Recipes is guaranteed to give you the taste of the tropics this summer. Easy enough to make at a moment’s notice, simply beat butter, essence and sugar together before adding eggs and stirring in drained canned mango, coconut and flour. Once you have mixed everything together, you can pour the mixture into a greased pan and bake at 180C for 30 minutes. Top with icing and mango slices.

Image: Coconut mango cake Source: Australia’s Best Recipes

White Chocolate and Mango Cheesecake

Possibly the most decadent of all of the mango recipes, this delicious cheesecake recipe from Taste is guaranteed to impress you guests at your next afternoon tea. The recipe requires you to start by blitzing granita biscuits in a food processor before adding butter and chilling for 30 minutes in a circular pan. Next blitz the cream cheese, sour cream and sugar before adding eggs, white chocolate and mango puree. Pour the mixture into the chilled crust and drizzle over some mango puree. After baking for an hour, you can serve chilled.

Image: Mango and white chocolate cheesecake Source: Taste

Mango-Yogurt Pudding with Lucuma and Chia Seeds

If you’re looking for something a little healthier then look no further than this Mango-Yogurt Pudding with Lucuma and Chia Seeds recipe from Bon Appetit. Simply purée diced mango, yogurt, lucuma powder, lime juice, and a little salt and chill for an hour. Toss some more diced mango, agave syrup, chia seeds, nigella seeds, lime juice and a pinch of salt into two glasses and top with the chilled mango pudding.

Image: Mango-Yogurt Pudding with Lucuma and Chia Seeds Source: Alex Lau, Bon Apetit

Looking for more recipe inspiration? These are our favourite champagne punch, edible flower and Christmas dessert recipes that you need to try.

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