Mango Parfait Recipe- Simple Yet Sexy!!

i know mangoes arent in season….and i really dont want anyone lunging for my throat for posting something like this when there’s just about a chill in the air, atleast in the part of the world i live in!! while i made this with frozen mango puree that i made and stocked up on when the luscious fruit was flooding the markets here….i am sure this will be a great dessert to make with anyother fruit that is in season….i am thinking of Custard apples and peaches…of course not together!!

Girlfriends over for lunch means a fun time, gossiping and generally catching up……I was having a few friends over for lunch on a monday afternoon….this was because two of us were relatively free only on that one day…..with the kind of work one begins the week with, its hardly the most ideal time for a luncheon……but it was now or not for a very long time….and we jumped at the idea…..

Though I have a chronic sweet tooth, I don’t make many desserts…..this blog is testament to that…..and I didn’t plan to this afternoon either…..till a chat exchange happened with deeba…... A few sheepish exchanges later I was convinced I should serve dessert……whats was best about this, is that it was so easy to put together……ofcourse when  she told me it was very easy to do, I didn’t want to buy it!! for someone who makes the most awesome looking desserts and gateaus, anything would be easy……but I was blown over!!

So take out that electric whisk and whip the life out of chilled cream till it stands up on edge!! And then sit back to enjoy the taalis!!

Mango parfait (makes 6 servings)

400 ml cream (I used low fat)

2 T powdered sugar

1 ½ c mango puree (I used homemade frozen)

Assorted nuts chopped to garnish

Chill the cream for atleast 4 hours or overnight. Whip on medium speed with a hand held blender till it stands up in stiff peaks. Whisk the puree to get rid of any lumps. Beat in the sugar and check for sweetness, adjust according to taste. Gently blend the mango puree into the whipped cream till well incorporated, but the cream is still able to stand in soft peaks. Serve out into bowls and chill till serving time. Garnish with fresh mint/ basil and chopped nuts.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Swapna says:

    I guess I am in the minority… I prefer barely ripe mangoes to the ripe ones!!! and prefer to eat them raw… but this looks yummy…I may change my mind!!!!!

  2. rupasivanarayana says:

    Thats lovely…and a real treat for mango lovers like me…. 🙂
    Can you tell me how to make the frozen puree……I know one has to puree the fruit, but should something be added to increase its shelflife…..?????

  3. Priya says:

    Liked the way u write ur header…they looks delicious..they r really perfect..

  4. Sexy is the word thats less for this bowl. What a simple but luscious dish !

  5. vanamala says:

    mmmmmmm looks perfect dessert..

  6. sagari says:

    looks decelioussss arundhathi

  7. Mansi says:

    My mom had frozen some fresh mango puree for us in india, and this time, for all the 7 days that I was there, i made similar Mango parfait every night!:) it’s an eternal treat, no doubt!:)D

    yes yes yes….and i will not rest till i finish all the frozen puree i have!! 😉

  8. Drooling over the pic..Perfect on any day..

  9. sangeeth says:

    really they look sexy yaar!

  10. Sia says:

    Drool, drool droooooooooooollll…..
    let me know where u live? nope, i’ll not kill u but lick that bowl clean 😉

  11. Bhawana says:

    oh GOD I cant help it now :). I am searching for gud mango flavour icecream or anything but just mango. this is lovely I think better I will try this :). good one. very tempting pic.

  12. Anjali J. says:

    wow, this looks so cool, i would love to try it.

  13. Happy Cook says:

    Hi hi indeed they are sexy ,silky and smooth looking 🙂

    hehe….cannot agree more!!

  14. Purnima says:

    Arundati, Deeba rocks..try her mango ice-cream-u wd need condensed milk in addition to the abv ingr…!! Hmm u will go gaga o’er it! ( and yes..I too got two tubs of frozen alphonso-aamras after drooling ‘at sight’ realizing the non-mango season that was greeting me! :D) The pic is super gorgeous!

    thanks purnima….yeah she rocks….btw the icecream you are referring to was inspired by yours truly!! 😉

  15. Arundathi says:

    that looks perfect babe!

    :)…. perfect is something that the mango made it!!

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