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Chinese Mango Pudding

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Chinese Mango Pudding is a popular dessert in Chinese restaurants. You can now enjoy it at home with just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. Your family and friends will adore this silky and creamy sweet treat.

chinese mango pudding

As a mango lover, Chinese Mango Pudding is a personal favorite of mine. You’ll find this creamy and silky dessert on the menu in many Dim Sum and Chinese restaurants.

It really highlights the awesome flavors of the mango. Rich but delicate at the same time. The evaporated milk on the top adds a fantastic creaminess and flavor to the pudding.

Your family and friends will adore this silky and creamy sweet treat, but nobody will guess how easy it was to prepare! It takes just minutes to put together. The hardest part is waiting for the pudding to set in the fridge!

How to Make Chinese Style Mango Pudding

The key to a successful Mango Pudding is the mango itself so be sure to taste-test each mango before you slice them up. They should be soft, ripe, sweet, and delicious.

Cut 1 pound of mango and place the mango chunks in a food processor (that’s about 2 large mangos or 3 medium-sized mangoes).

You may also use frozen mango chunks (available in the frozen section at most grocery stores). If you are using frozen mangoes, allow the mango chunks to thaw completely before preparing this recipe.

Puree the mangos in the food processor until completely smooth. If the puree is not completely smooth, you may wish to pour and press it through a fine sieve using the back of a spoon.

mango puree in food processor for chinese mango pudding

Add 1 cup of evaporated milk to the mango puree. Stir until well combined.

I recommend using evaporated milk over regular milk in this mango pudding because evaporated milk gives the pudding a richer and milkier flavor.

pouring evaporated milk in mango puree for chinese mango pudding

Pour 3/4 cup of hot water in a separate bowl, then pour 1/2 a cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin powder (or two envelopes of gelatin powder) into the hot water.

Stir well, then let this mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the gelatin to dissolve completely.

pouring gelatin for chinese mango pudding

Give the gelatin mixture a quick stir, then pour it into the mango puree, followed by 5 ice cubes. Stir this mixture until all of the ice has completely melted. You’ll be able to see the ice easily as they will tend to stay on the surface as they melt.

putting ice in chinese mango pudding

Pour the mango pudding mixture into serving bowls (ramekins, dessert bowls, cups, etc) or into silicone molds.

chinese mango pudding in glass bowls

Allow the mango pudding to chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Just before serving, top each bowl with 1 – 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk and add some garnish.

Some great options for garnish are mint leaves (mint pairs exceptionally well with mango!), sliced strawberries, whole blueberries, diced kiwi and of course, diced mango.

Enjoy!

chinese mango pudding
chinese mango pudding

Chinese Mango Pudding

Char Ferrara
Chinese Mango Pudding is a popular dessert in Chinese restaurants. You can now enjoy it at home with just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. Your family and friends will adore this silky and creamy sweet treat.
4.55 from 240 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Place mango into a food processor and puree till smooth. If needed, pour and press the puree through a fine sieve.
  • Add 1 cup of evaporated milk to the mango puree. Stir till well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine hot water, sugar and gelatin. Stir, then let the mixture sit for a few minutes for the gelatin to dissolve.
  • Stir the gelatin mixture again, then pour it into the mango puree.
  • Add the ice cubes, then keep stirring the mango pudding mixture until all of the ice has completely melted.
  • Pour the mango pudding mixture into serving bowls or silicone molds.
  • Allow the pudding to chill in the fridge for 3 hours.
  • Top each pudding with the remaining evaporated milk.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 86mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43g
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Recipe Rating




Hong Dang

Wednesday 11th of January 2023

Can I ask what the purpose of ice cubes are for and why not water ?

Char

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Great question! As the gelatin mixture is hot, the ice cubes are added to cool the mixture down quickly so it doesn't affect the taste and texture of the rest of the ingredients.

Rubina Kapadia

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

How much will be mango purée in cups? ( One Lb of chunks) as I will use canned mango purée

Char

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Hi Rubina! That would be about 2 cups of mango puree :)

Susan Bauman

Sunday 30th of January 2022

The recipe instructions indicate using only 1 cup of the evaporated milk. What is supposed to happen with the extra 3/4 cup of evaporated milk indicated in the ingredient list of the recipe?

Char

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Hey Susan! Apologies for the confusion; after the pudding has set in the fridge, you can pour the remaining evaporated milk over the pudding. It makes it even more creamy. I've just added this to the recipe card to help clarify. I hope you enjoy this recipe!