The King of fruits has arrived. Mangoes are here!! This fleshy stone fruit is abundantly available in summer. Mangoes come in an impressive array of variety from different regions of India. Western India is famous for the most sought after and expensive type – The Alphanso.
Living in Mumbai has its perks. We get the Alphansos earlier than our neighboring states. This expensive, rich, sweet and immensely flavorful mango is best eaten as it is. Like the husband says, its criminal to pulp, chop or puree this succulent juicy fruit. But I could not help it. Wanted to make a dessert. I had a bowl of strawberries, but still the yellow was so tempting, that I ended up violating the husband’s wish to leave the mangoes alone!
Here I have a super quick and easy dessert. Its rich, creamy and so yummy, you will find yourself licking the bowl clean. You can substitute the mango with any seasonal fruit like strawberries or apples or any berry.
To make 2 servings —
12-15 digestive biscuits, I used Brittania Marie
2 tbsp melted butter
150 gms, fresh cream
1 ripe sweet mango, chopped fine, save a few straight pieces for garnishing.
2-3 tbsp sugar or according to taste
2 drops vanilla essence
Coarsely crush the digestive biscuits using your palms and fingers. Now add melted butter and rub it well. Knead and make a sticky coarse powder. Now take in a bowl or individual dessert cups, lay the powdered buttered biscuit. Press it tight to make a base.
Freeze it for 10 minutes.
Till then, take your chopped fruit, add sugar in it and keep aside. Add essence to the cream. Whip your cream into a nice fluffy consistency. Take care not to overbeat it or butter it. The sugarred chopped fruit would have become mushy and glossy with the sugar and fruit juice. Mix the cream and the entire fruit sugar mix. Again mix with gentle hands.
Now remove the biscuit base, spread this fruity cream on it. Garnish with fruits, cream, mint leaves. Chill for atleast 30 minutes. Relish the tartness and sweetness of mangoes with rich super smooth cream along with a layer of crunchy biscuits.
Mangoes need no accompaniment or twisting or tweaking. Agreed. But this dessert is so rich and flavorful and yummy, you will find yourself making it again and again for family and friends.