- 1 Love for Mangoes
- 2 What is Parfait?
- 3 Mango Yogurt Parfait
- 4 Ingredients in this Mango Parfait
- 5 Brownie Points of My Mango Parfait
- 7 Step by Step Recipe
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions
- 9 LET’S CONNECT!
This mango parfait, layered with mango yogurt and fruits, is a healthy guilt-free dessert and ranks easily in the list of easy mango recipes.
With such desserts, you don't have to think even once before having it. In fact, you can have it at breakfast also.
Love for Mangoes
Mangoes... the most loved fruit all over. Summers are awaited mainly because it brings with it a plethora of yummy fruits. And of all the fruits, mangoes, the king of fruits, is undoubtedly the winner.
With mangoes, you can daily have a new dessert and still not get bored. If no dessert is being made even then you can have it just like this. And with a large variety of mangoes available in the market, we get to taste a different mango each time. With mangoes, it's always a party time.
Another easy recipe, though not fireless, is Mango Sago Pudding which requires only 10 minutes of yours.
And if you are fond of baking and want to incorporate mangoes in your cake then I have 3 different recipes for you and you can choose from them as per your liking:
What is Parfait?
Parfait, simply means layered dessert. And, the literal meaning of word Parfait is 'Perfect'. This dessert originated in France where they used layers of custard and fruits. Whereas, in America, they use Granola, fruits, yogurt, whipped creamI etc. And this is served in a tall glass with a long spoon, called Parfait spoon (Source)
Mango Yogurt Parfait
As I didn't want to use custard or whipped cream in my parfait, therefore, decided to use hung curd. You can say that this recipe is basically a dessert version of my breakfast recipe 'Yogurt Muesli'.
The two differences are that of presentation and the other is that here I have used Strawberry coulis and chocolate cake whereas in Yogurt Muesli, instead of these two, I used muesli.
Ingredients in this Mango Parfait
Thus, the recipe of this parfait is pretty simple. You just need mango puree, hung curd, fruits of your choice, chocolate cake and strawberry coulis/crush.
Mango Puree: Go for mangoes which are sweet and also bright yellow in colour. Colour is important as it should be pleasing to the eyes too. A pale yellow mango, may be excellent in taste, but when in a parfait, might not be soothing to eyes.
Curd or yogurt : is not only low calorie but is cool and healthy too. As we all know, its an excellent probiotic and is wonderful for gut. Use hung curd for this recipe. Ot, you can go for store-bought Greek Yogurt. Even readymade Mango yogurt can be used but take care as it is loaded with sugar.
Fruits: Take whatever fruits are there in your refrigerator but take care to avoid watery fruits like watermelon or muskmelon.
Chocolate Cake: You can use, Tutti frutti cake, plain vanilla cake or Zebra cake, as I have used this time. However, you can use Muesli or granola instead of cake.
Strawberry Coulis: This is just to add colour and a slight tangy flavour. You can skip this totally or use any other Mocktail syrup of your choice.
Tip: If you are having this for breakfast then replace chocolate cake and strawberry coulis with muesli. It too, tastes good.
Thus, to put it in simple words it has mango yogurt and fruits plus some cake and coulis for add-on taste and colour.
Because of hung curd, it is so creamy that you will not at all miss custard or cream in it. In fact, you can have a large serving also as it is healthy and not full of calories.
Brownie Points of My Mango Parfait
- First of all, it has no white sugar. Instead, it has honey.
- Secondly, it's a no-cook dessert.
- And last but not the least, it can be had as a dessert or in breakfast.
Variations In Mango Parfait
Since you can have a variety of combinations in making a parfait so, use your imagination and creativity in beautifying it. Also go through the Notes given at the end for various options. This is just a basic guide to make a parfait.
Step by Step Recipe
- Chop mangoes finely. Reserve some, around 2 tablespoons for topping and use the remaining for making mango yogurt.
- In a blender put chopped mangoes and hung curd and puree it fine.
- Your mango yogurt is ready. Sweeten it with honey. The quantity of honey will depend upon the sweetness of your mangoes. You can have it as it is also.
- Now take a tall glass. Put little strawberry coulis in it.
- Add some crumbled chocolate cake. I used my zebra cake here.
- Put mango yogurt.
- Arrange Fruits
- Again add mango yogurt. Top with some mango pieces.
- Serve with love...
Q) Any replacement for hung curd?
You may use custard in place of yogurt. For this ensure that the custard cools down completely before you add mango puree to it.
Q) What fruits are good for adding to this parfait and what to avoid?
You can use whatever fruits you have, just avoid watery fruits like watermelon and muskmelon.
Q) How To make Hung Curd?
Making the hung curd is also very simple. You just need some planning, that's it. Keep your curd in the strainer placed on a bowl. Keep it like this for few hours or overnight in the refrigerator and you have your hung curd ready. The water collected in the bowl underneath is very very nutritious and do not throw it by any chance. You may check the making of hung curd and uses of whey in detail here.
I hope you have liked this Mango Parfait recipe and will surely try it out for your loved ones. I will be happy if you share your creations on Instagram and tag me #samirasrecidiary there.
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