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Jul 13, 2012 12:29 PM

Help me make a dessert with mangos and coconut!

I want to make a dessert for my family vacation with fresh mangoes and coconut in some form- shredded, milk, cream. It needs to be inexpensive, fairly simple and serve 15. I'm having thai steak salad and ginger, garlic seasoned jasmine rice for dinner so trying to stick with an Asian theme. Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. I read someplace about a Thai dessert made with rice, mango and coconut. Search around and you should be able to find it without a lot of trouble.

    1. Since you are planning on serving jasmine rice w/dinner. I wouldn't recommend another rice dish for dessert. But mango pudding with shredded coconut would be refreshing. Or mango sorbet with coconut. Or just serve fresh mango slices with a coconut cream dressing. Simple!

      1. I don't have any recipes myself, but I found a few.

        If you have an ice cream maker, here's a recipe for Mango Coconut ice cream. It's nice because you can make it ahead of time, like the day before.


        If you don't have an ice cream maker, this recipe for mango sorbet with a coconut cream slush topping sounds delicious.

        Otherwise, HillJ's suggestion sounds great too. Mango slices with coconut whipped cream sounds heavenly, perhaps with some toasted shredded coconut sprinkled on top, too.

        A recipe for coconut whipped cream:

        1. Coconut panna cotta with sliced mangos and/or mango sauce, maybe served with a coconut shortbread or tuiile

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          1. re: maxie

            Along these lines but do Chinese jelly instead and use mangos:


            Love the cookie idea, maybe an almond cookie?

          2. You can bake sandwich cookies. Make mango jam and put it in between two flat coconut macaroons.