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