Hands up those who always order mango pudding at yum cha. Apart from the obligatory jelly pieces, the mango pudding is my kids' favourite. There are so many different recipes out there to make this dessert, but I'm really glad that I found this recipe on the thermomix forum which doesn't contain any raw egg yolks, so it's suitable for young children, and all those friends who might be in their early pregnancies but can't tell you yet!
I have reprinted my version of the recipe, but Nean's original version can be found here at the thermomix forum. This recipe is so easy! I have included the non-thermomix instructions in brackets. I tried using small Japanese cups I got from Made in Japan, small ramekins and also the mini tupperware gel cups and made about 12 serves each time.
Yum-Cha Style Mango Pudding
- Flesh of 3 medium mangoes
- 2 tablespoons gelatin
- 125 g water
- 425 g boiling water
- 280 g sugar
- 250 g evaporated milk
1) Blend the flesh of 2 mangos at speed 8 for 30 seconds (or in food processor)
2) In a bowl, add gelatin to the water and stand for few minutes
3) Add boiling water to the gelatin mixture in the bowl
4) Stir in the sugar until all the gelatin and sugar are dissolved
5) Add this to the mango puree and mix at speed 4 for 5 seconds (can do this by hand)
6) Add evaporated milk and mix at speed 1 for 5 seconds (again can do this by hand)
7) Chop up the flesh of the last mango into pieces and place a few pieces in each container.
8) Pour mixture on top of the mango pieces in each of the containers and refrigerate overnight.
9) Serve with extra evaporated milk poured on top, just like at Yum Cha!
- You can adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. My first batch tasted too sweet but was fine after adding the evaporated milk.
- I use Carnation Light and Creamy Evaporated Milk in this recipe quite successfully. It also helps to reduce each serving to about 150 calories!
- Tinned mangoes can be used when mangoes are not in season, and you have not had the foresight to store any frozen mango cheeks away (I kick myself every winter for this reason!)