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Homemade Layered Mango Dessert

Monsoons have made their grand entry giving us Mumbaikars much respite from the sweltering summer heat. Although clichéd, reactions like petrichor winds and tip-tip sounds of raindrops with trees and roads awash with renewed freshness are out in full force already. While typical monsoon fare like roasted corn by the roadside and pakodas with evening tea are making us drool in anticipation, it also means bidding adieu to the king of fruits; mango. Why not do it in style and indulge in a fun mango dessert while they’re still available in the market?

Our family takes the term ‘mango people’ to the next level. One can expect a world war-like situation in my home if a mango isn’t evenly divided or someone gets to bite on the extra pulp on the seed twice in a row. Aamras, mango kheer, mango cake, and mango ice-cream is an annual ritual that’s never compromised. We’re mango fanatics to the core! Today’s Mango Dessert recipe was the surprise showstopper for my husband’s birthday lunch and boy, he was bowled over!

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Thick Mango shake – 1 glass

(Mango pulp blended with sugar and little milk)

Chopped mango pieces – 1 cup

Mango ice-cream – 1 scoop

Sweetened whipped cream – ½ cup or as required

Choco-chip cookies (coarsely crushed) – 6-7

Sabja seeds (soaked for half an hour in water) – 2 tbsp
For garnish:

Chopped dry-fruits

Chopped mango pieces

Colourful balls/vermicelli

Chocolate wafer cigar

1. Set all the ingredients on your kitchen counter. Apart from sabja seeds and cookies, all others must be refrigerated before use.

2. Take a beautiful tall glass that will suitably highlight your layers. Make sure that it’s clean and dry.

3. Put some chopped mango pieces at the bottom of the glass for the first layer of your Homemade Layered Mango Dessert.

4. Top it up with mango shake. Pour a thick layer while leaving enough space for other goodies.

5. Next is a layer of sweetened whipped cream followed by a sprinkle of crushed choco-chip cookies with a quick second whipped cream layer over it.

6. Set the sabja seeds over the whipped cream. Remember to make a layer at the sides since they might sink in the middle.

7. Pour another generous layer of thick mango shake over them leaving about an inch from the top.

8. Place the mango ice-cream scoop in the middle. Garnish it with chopped dry-fruits, chopped mango pieces, colourful balls/vermicelli, and a chocolate wafer cigar.

9. Your Homemade Layered Mango Dessert is ready! Enjoy it immediately or store it in the freezer for later. It is highly advised to not leave it unattended though!

The sweet melting ice-cream, thick mango shake, crunchy dry-fruits and cookies and the soft bite of mango pieces is a yummy food-coma inducing combination that keeps surprising you as you keep digging into it. This Homemade Layered Mango Dessert was secretly planned and executed by me and Angel, which makes it the perfect fun activity you can enjoy with your kids too. You can put it together in less than 5 minutes if you have all the ingredients handy. It is an ideal treat for your loved ones, or yourself. In the impossible possibility of someone disliking mangoes (!), you can make the same dessert with chikoo, strawberry, banana, peach, or any sweet and pulpy fruit.

Did you like the recipe? Are you a mango lover like us too? Any special favourites? Do leave your comments for me.

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17 thoughts on “Homemade Layered Mango Dessert

  1. OMG..I am drooling Varsha. Its so hot and this presentable glass of yummy dessert is so inviting. I a saving this post. Will be making it soon.

  2. I loved this recipe Varsha. at my place, my elder one love mango so much. this recipe look easy to make and perfect for summer days. will give it a try for sure. thanks a lot for sharing dear.

  3. gosh.. this looks super duper yum and tempting. I am surely gonna make the most of this mango season and try out this recipe this weekend

  4. My goodness just reading the recipe making me drool over at every step, this layered mango dessert is truly tempting. Even the description of mumbai barish and roadside roasted corn and bhajjiya is mouth watering. also I can resonate with the mango war at your home Haha😃😃. This dessert is going to hit my kitchen this weekend.

  5. What a yummy recipe. The layered Mango dessere seems literally like mango paradise. Mangoes are great to have in all forms, fruit, milk shake, and icecream. This is a bonanza that combines all the three.

  6. Varsha I am drooling gal!! This is so tempting and I am surely going to try this as I have all ingredients also;) Thanks for such quick and yummy recipe.

  7. I love mangoes in any form and you have made me literally drool. I am trying it at the earliest and will share with you how it turned out

  8. First of all, I am drooling looking at the picture. Secondly, I am in love with this fruit and how absolutely rightly it is called the king of fruits. I have saved this recipe and can’t wait to make it soon 🙂

  9. Wow i loved this recipe. Each and everyone in my hse loves mangoes so while we eat plain mangoes in the day, I make something fun out of it for dessert at night. So this is what I am going to make next for them. I’m sure they will love it.

  10. Varsha, you make us drool on these amazing food pictures you post here in the blog. Just the other day, I was asked this question on Instagram Live, if I have ever followed any recipe/dish seeing anyone’s blog. Guess my answer, YOU.

  11. Oh my son will absolutely love this as it has all his favorite ingredients. Mango is his favorite fruit and with ice cream he will love this dessert.

  12. Wow Varsha. This is so drool worthy. I loved the sabja addition to the dessert making it just yummy and same time healthy too. I will surely try this at home tonight only as have few mangoes lying to use. Loved the recipe.

  13. Waow! me and my family, we all love mango. I’m going to try out this recipe for my little one. Hope she’ll like it.

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