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Easy Mango Custard

If you are looking for an no-bake, dairy free or vegan summer dessert, this Easy Mango Custard recipe is for you! Filled with sweet, ripe mangoes and 4 other ingredients, this mango custard is sure to delight vegans and non-vegans alike with it’s lusciously creamy texture and taste.

5 No-bake mango custard vegan

For me, the word “custard” conjures up memories of creamy comfort on a spoon. Custard was one of the most popular homemade desserts of my youth, and one of my favorite treats.

On many a weekend, my mom would make her delicious cardamom-laced vanilla custard for my sister, dad and I. Then, there were those special occasions when she would whip up a batch of Watalappam, which is a custard made with jaggery and coconut milk, and quite popular in Sri Lankan households.

Fast forward to a couple of Christmases ago…

My daughter and I had custard on our brains so we decided we would make some custard pies instead of mincemeat pies, for our Christmas dessert table.

I went through my stash of cookbooks and decided on a recipe by Paul Hollywood. Well…
When those pies were done, we decided to taste one…

Well… all I’ll say is those pies never made it to our Christmas Dessert table…

Since then, I haven’t made a whole lot of custard as my daughter has been trying to avoid eggs and I don’t trust myself around an entire batch of custard or Watalappam.

At least, that was until I decided to make some individual, egg-less, no-bake, mango custard, like the ones you see here.

Being on the subject of mangoes…how do you cut a mango?
I’ve seen many folks slice of the sides of a mango with the skin and then proceed to cube the mango flesh up, and then cut through it. However, in this case, I opt for the mango-cutting technique my mom passed down.

And that is to: 1) peel the skin off the entire mango. 2) slice through the mango diagonally, deep enough to lightly touch the large seed in the middle. 3) Chop off the flesh of the mango that will chop off in cubes, until, 4) you are all done and most of the mango (minus the seed) has been salvaged to enjoy!

How to cut a mango in 4 steps

Now, getting back to this mango custard, and…

Why we love this easy mango custard:

These individually portioned mango custards are so easy to make.
They call for just 5 ingredients, such as:
• Mango
• Coconut condensed milk
• Coconut flour
• Cardamom, and
• Coconut oil

The 5 ingredients for vegan easy mango custard recipe.

While this custard does not have the elements of a traditional custard, to me it has the look and creamy comfort of one. 

I used coconut condensed milk as lactose is not my friend and I didn’t have any Lactaid pills on hand. If lactose is your friend, please feel free to use regular condensed milk.

The coconut flour acted like cornstarch in thickening up this mango custard.

And, the quantity of coconut oil further helped combine the ingredients and give them a more custard like texture. Be cautious when using coconut oil as you want these to be more custard like and less like this strawberry blueberry cheesecake-like cake.

Taking a spoonful of no bake Easy mango custard

My daughter and I so enjoyed these individual mango custard treats. If you prefer, you can serve this mango custard in one large bowl instead of 5 individual ones (like these). This mango custard is perfectly sweet, lusciously creamy, and delightfully satisfying. And, if you are looking for a healthier, no-bake, summer treat, I sure hope you give these a try.

5 bowls of vegan mango custard - some with spoons and some without.
Taking a spoonful of no bake Easy mango custard

Easy Mango Custard

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Sweet, ripe mangoes and cardamom are a delicious pairing in this no-bake easy mango custard. Dairy-free and with only 5 ingredients, this recipe is sure to delight vegans and non-vegans alike with it’s lusciously creamy texture and taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 mangoes ( I used Alphonso mangoes)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk at room temperature ( I used Chaokoh Coconut Milk)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

Instructions

  1. Peel the mangoes and chop the mango flesh off the seed.
  2. You can melt the coconut milk by placing it in a microwave safe dish and heating it for 20 seconds or so.
  3. Add the mango to a blender. Also add in the coconut flour, coconut milk, melted coconut oil, and cardamom to the blender and blend on high until all ingredients are well combined into a smooth consistency.
  4. Spoon the mango custard mix into individual bowls or one large bowl and refrigerate for 6-8 hours until set.
  5. Enjoy with some whipped coconut milk and pistachios or plain!
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 191Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 2g

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Tuesday 4th of August 2020

[…] I spent the first 10 years of my life in Colombo, Sri Lanka feasting on ripe jackfruit, papaya, mangoes, pineapple, plantains, mangosteen, and […]

Ben | Havocinthekitchen

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Oh, mango + coconut + cardamom = a heavenly combination. Sprinkled with pistachios and, perhaps, some dried rose petals, that's a truly luscious and elegant dessert! You have just given me another idea - I've got to try making mango curd.

Neil

Monday 6th of July 2020

Mango custard eh? Sounds delicious Shashi! I've always liked normal vanilla custard, but it has to be cold for me. I'm glad that your easy mango custard is also served cold!

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Mango? Say no more! I love the stuff. LOVE it! Never had it in custard, though -- nifty idea. And a nifty recipe. Thanks!

David @ Spiced

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

I had no idea you could make custard with mangoes...what a cool idea! This really is a great recipe for summer desserts. I almost always crave something sweet at the end of the day, and this one sounds like a healthy way to check off that craving. And I love the whipped cream + pistachios as a garnish!