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14 Mango Desserts That Are Easy, Fresh, and Sure to Impress

See how classic desserts get a tropical makeover with the addition of mangoes.

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Sheryl Geerts

 

Published on February 21, 2023





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PHOTO: ANDY LYONS

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. And for good reason—they’re delicious, healthy, and add an unparalleled sweetness to desserts. Just slice one open to experience its sweet fragrance, beautiful color, and smooth texture. Whether you want to create a showstopping pavlova, a sugar-topped pie with tropical flair or a moist cake with juicy mango inside, look no further than these easy mango desserts that anyone can make and enjoy.

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BLAINE MOATS

Take your senses to a whole new level with this sugar-topped pie that has a tropical flair. The sweet flavors of peach and mango combine perfectly with the fragrance of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Top this mango dessert with ice cream for the ideal combination of sweetness and texture.




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ANDY LYONS

Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, this light-as-air berry dessert is a total crowd-pleaser. The crisp meringue base is topped with whipped cream, mangoes, and strawberries. For an additional splash of color and texture, sprinkle edible rose petals over the fruit.

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Buttery, caramelized mango slices sprinkled with shredded coconut top this gorgeous upside-down cake. You’ll love how the caramel syrup drenches the entire vanilla cake with its sweet flavor. Claim a slice quickly before the entire cake is devoured.

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ANDY LYONS

The secret to this moist carrot cake is mango juice in the batter. An extra layer of mango flavor is achieved when you drizzle the mango glaze on top of the frosted cake. Carrot ribbons made with a vegetable peeler adds an elevated layer of beauty to this mango dessert recipe.

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KRITSADA PANICHGUL

Who says rice pudding has to be ordinary? Chopped mango combined with raisins and sweetened condensed milk sweetens up this Mexican dessert recipe. Top with toasted almonds and a sprinkling of ground canela (Mexican cinnamon) for an eye-catching presentation on the table.

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CARSON DOWNING

Unlike most ice pop recipes, this mango dessert aims to turn up the heat. It combines the smokey heat of ancho chili peppers, the tartness of lime juice, and the tropical flavor of mangoes for an unforgettable sweet treat. Divide mixture into an assortment of ice pop molds or paper cups to set a fun vibe that will lure your guests to the dessert table.

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JASON DONNELLY

Two mangoes are all it takes to make this traditional peach cobbler sing with sweetness. Individually portioned to fit four ramekins, it’s easy to serve your family and friends. And with only five ingredients, this healthy dessert recipe will soon be one of your favorites.

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JASON DONNELLY

Mangoes combine with strawberries, orange juice, honey, and fresh mint to make a delicious fruit salsa that tops this rich cake. Soaked in heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk, this tres leches cake will undoubtedly be moist and taste as good as it looks.

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Mangoes make this delicious coffee cake extremely moist. With each forkful, you’ll experience the crumbly cinnamon-sugar topping and the delicate texture of this fruit-filled cake that will melt in your mouth. It’s perfect for any potluck, tailgate, or picnic.

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If you’re looking for a creative banana bread recipe, look no further. Mangoes and dates give this banana bread recipe an amazing flavor and texture that’s hard to beat. The bread’s ginger streusel-nut topping has just the right amount of crunch from pistachios and crystallized ginger.

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Mango combines with butter and powdered sugar to make a delicious topping for this tropical-flavored bread. You’ll think you’re in the Caribbean when you taste the blend of coconut, lime, and mango flavors. Best of all, this recipe is made in a slow cooker, so you can go about your day and come home to a kitchen filled with tropical scents.

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It’s easy to make a shake at home. Simply add the fruit, frozen yogurt, and milk to a blender container and blend until smooth. Fresh mango and strawberry slices on top gives this sweet treat beautiful color and added texture.

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Single-serve trifles are easy to layer and make a delicious anytime treat. Mangoes provide a refreshing tropical flavor that is layered between lemon yogurt, shredded lime peel, and sweet whipped topping. A store-bought package of coconut macaroon cookies makes this dessert’s cookie layer come together in a flash.

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Elevate your dessert at your next barbecue with this grilled mango recipe. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful mangoes can be when their peel is carefully bent back after they’re grilled and scored into cubes—the grilled fruit will pop up and separate and look like a blooming flower. Set each “mango blossom” atop a purée of mango and kiwi and garnish with angel food cake croutons.



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