Mangoes are famous for being yellow and sweet. They are part of the drupe family along with coconuts, dates, and olives. They have varying shapes and colors, although the flesh is usually golden yellow unless it’s unripe.
There’s a reason why mangoes are enjoyed worldwide, and it’s not just about the taste. They’re very healthy, too. Mangoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. They help slow down the process of aging and prevent cancer.
Mangoes are also good for your heart, skin, and hair. It contains high amounts of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. A fruit with great taste and nutritional value, what else could you possibly look for?
Now that we’ve learned more about mangoes, it’s time to enjoy and maximize their taste. Here are some of the great recipes you’d love to try!
Mango Float is basically a no-bake-cake that will you help you out in hot summer afternoons. The most distinctive feature of the mango float is the delicate layering it has when you cut a piece. They’re one of the best cold desserts to have, and they’re pretty easy to make.
This delicate layering is achieved by placing Graham crackers or powder on top of each other, sandwiching a layer of condensed milk, cream, and mango. Let’s simplify the process.
First, you make the mango float mixture by combining the ingredients (condensed milk, cream, and mango). The first layer has to be the Graham crackers or powder in a square or rectangular container to provide for a solid structure. Add the cream mixture, and top it with another layer of crackers or powder.
Repeat the process until you fill the container and then place it in the freezer for at least 3 hours. This solidifies the cream like glue and makes sure the layers stay together even as you cut a piece of the mango float. This is essentially why a mango float is basically a no-bake-cake and one of the best out there!
No-bake Mango Cheesecake
Who doesn’t love a slice of cheesecake? We take the flavor to a whole new level by incorporating the sweetness of mangoes. It’s pretty simple.
In a bow, crush Grahams’ crackers or get the powder and mixed it with melted butter. Now, coat a thick layer on the bottom of a container. The next thing to do is to mix all-purpose cream and cream cheese in a bowl.
Use a mixer to whip the mixture until it’s thick. Make sure it doesn’t droop. You can add mangoes into the mix at this point, but you can also save it for last.
Evenly place the mixture on top of the Graham layers and smoothen the top. Now, you can decorate the uppermost layer with sliced mangoes. Place the cake in the fridge for at least 3 hours, take it out, and enjoy your slice!
Asian Green Mangoes
Do you know that Asians love green mangoes? That’s right: unripe, sour, crispy, and crunchy-green mangoes are famous in India and all over Southeast Asia. They’re richer in antioxidants compared to ripe mangoes. And there’s a lot of ways they’re prepared.
The easiest one is simply drizzling sliced green mangoes with salt. The sour and saltiness are so tempting that this simple preparation is already as mouthwatering as the others.
Another way to prepare green mangoes is to add sliced chilis and either soy sauce or vinegar. The taste explodes in your mouth with minimal effort. In some areas around the world, green mangoes are eaten with shrimp paste and fish sauce.
One of the best ways to prepare green mangoes is with the best sweet bagoong. Is this the first time you’ve heard about this? Bagoong can be sweet, spicy, or regular. It is a tasty Filipino condiment that is either made with fermented fish or shrimp. The flavor is simply extreme.
A more bougie way to prepare green mangoes is to transform them into healthy and tasty salads. Here one you might want to try yourself: the Thai Green Mango Salad. The first step is to cut the green mango into thin rectangular strips.
The next step is to create your dressing. Add soy sauce, lime juice, and brown sugar. Throw in bean sprouts, chopped cilantro red chile. Mix the mangoes with the dressing, and you have a delectable Thai Green Mango Salad!
Mangoes are tasty and versatile fruits. They can be prepared in shakes, cakes, and even salads. The best thing about them is that they’re good to eat by themselves. Mangoes are indeed superstars!