Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mango Pudding (芒果布丁)


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Mango Pudding (芒果布丁), it’s a nostalgic dessert to me with many childhood memories.  I grew up having this dessert quite often.  Some restaurants in Hong Kong used to serve this as a complimentary dessert after a meal or you can at least order one.  But seems like the complimentary option is a thing in the past.  The last time I went back to Hong Kong for a visit, none of the restaurants we visited gave out this dessert anymore.  However, mango pudding is still quite popular in dessert specialty stores or cafes.     

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In Asia, the Ataulfo Mangos, also known as Manila Mangos or Champagne Mangos, are far more popular than the Tommy Atkins Mangos.  In fact, I didn’t even know about the Tommy Atkins Mango until I moved to the States.  The Ataulfo mango is skinnier, with bright orange/yellowish color skin and flesh as shown in my pictures on this post.  The skin is rather thin and the seed is quite flat.  The flesh from the Ataulfo mango is very tender and smooth.  It’s very refreshing, sweet and have a pleasant floral tone.  On the other hand, a Tommy Atkins mango is bigger in overall size, the skin is a combination of red and green, even when fully ripen.  The skin and the seed are thicker compared to Ataulfo.  Also, the flesh is more fiber-ous and firmer.  So, for a smooth and tender mango pudding, I used the Ataulfo mangos, just the way it’s supposed to be.   


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Traditionally, the mango pudding is enjoyed with a splash of evaporated milk on top, maybe a few diced mangos as well (see picture below).  But that’s totally optional.  My kids preferred it with a little freshly whipped cream (as shown in picture above).  So, the option is totally yours.

Click here to see the silicone mold I used for the mini puddings as shown in the picture below.

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This Mango Pudding is a very quick dessert to put together and it’s perfect for the hot summer days.  There are only 4 ingredients on the list.  Sometimes, I think simplicity is the best.  Just let the ingredients shine on their own.  This Mango Pudding needs a little chilling time so it’s totally perfect to make it the day before, so it’s a wonderful party dessert.  Another good news is that the Ataulfo Mango is now in season (from march through December).  I hope you’ll go pick up a few of them and make this refreshing treat.

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What are some of your nostalgic treats from the childhood?  Were you able to re-create them at home like I did?  I hope you enjoy today’s post and recipe.  Until next time, please take care.

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Mango Pudding (芒果布丁): (Printable Recipe)
Servings: 6 small cups

3 Manila (Ataulfo) mangos, diced and divided
1 package (7grams) unflavored powdered gelatin
3/4 cup mango nectar (juice), divided
1/2 cup heavy cream
evaporated milk, (to serve, optional)

In a small microwave safe bowl, stir 1/4 cup mango nectar and the powdered gelatin together. Let mixture proof for 5 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, combine the flesh of 2 mangos and the remaining 1/2 cup of mango nectar and process until smooth.  Heat the gelatin mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until gelatin completely dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, stir the mango nectar mixture, gelatin mixture, remaining diced mango and cream together until well combined. With a ladle, evenly divide the pudding mixture into small cups or ramekins; chill for at least 2 hours or until firm before serving.

Serve with a dash of evaporated milk and extra diced mango on top if desired.

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110 comments:

  1. les photos me donnent l'au à la bouche ça ne peut être que succulent
    bonne soirée

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    1. Merci beaucoup. Glad vous aimez ce pudding de mangue. :) Je vous souhaite une excellente semaine.

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  2. Looks great! Amy, you've got me thinking about mango desserts and all kinds of yummy dessert soups in Hong Kong now! I am with you on Ataulfo mango - soo good! I tried making mango pudding for my husband a while back but it didn't turn out the way I wanted...I like that you use mango nectar in yours. I bet I would have a lot more luck with your recipe.

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I agree, I love all the dessert soups in HKG. :) Let me know if you try the recipe. I love it because it's simple and taste just like the mango pudding from my childhood. :)

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  3. I've never made a mango - or mango recipe - that I didn't like. One of my favorite fruits. These looks wonderful! And you've presented them in such a nice variety of ways. Really nice - thanks.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like the way I present these yummy treats. I agree, haven't tried a many recipe that I didn't like. ;) Wish you a wonderful week.

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  4. When I was a kid, we always look forward for mango pudding at Yum Cha, delicious! There has been so many new types of dessert in HK these day, no wonder mango pudding is hard to find!

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    1. I agree, this is one of the classic Chinese desserts of all time. :) The desserts in HKG are very inventive. But I think the old favorites still has a special place in my heart.

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  5. Amy, that looks so wonderful and tempting. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Rekha. It was so good. I can't wait to make another batch while the mango is still in season. :) Glad you like this too.

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  6. Yum o we eat mangos by the tray full in summer, I also love mango pudding.

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    1. Thank you. Glad to hear you love mangoes too. :) Have a wonderful week.

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  7. Mangos are a favorite of mine and it is nice to know the differences. This sounds so delectable, Amy!

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    1. Thank you, Abbe. Glad that you love mangoes too. Try this Ataulfo kind if you haven't. I bet you'll love it more. :D Have a wonderful week.

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  8. I love mangoes, raw or any other way. I've never had it in pudding form but I'm sure I would love it. I never thought of using mango nectar but this would make mango ice cream taste amazing. I"ll have to try that. . Your photos look inviting.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I use mango nectar here so I don't have to add sugar as the nectar is already sweet enough. Plus, it add a nice flavor to the dessert. Way better than using just water. ;) So, I guess it's my little "short cut" in a way. hehehe....

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  9. Such a beautiful presentation. I bet this is delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Yes it was. Can't wait to make another batch.

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  10. I really love fruit puddings, especially mango! Anything mango would make me happy because of it's unique floral sweetness. This seems easy enough to whip up in a jiffy.

    ~Jayne

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    1. Thank you, Jayne. Yes, it's so easy to make and so good. Can't wait to make my next batch...which is tomorrow. :D Gotta make more when the mangoes are in season.

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  11. I can never get enough of mango pudding & make them over & over again! Hey Amy, I got that beautiful double-layer glass too! Bought it online at Vitacost, shipped all the way from US when they're actually selling here in S'pore. Lol! But prices are much cheaper there. Lovely presentation, dear!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley. Oh...I love those double-layer glasses. They are surprisingly durable (which I'm so glad because I'm very clumsy). :) Glad you like mango puddings and my presentation too. Have wonderful week.

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  12. I love mango and can never tired eating it everyday. Your mango pudding look so pretty and yummy. Wish you can share a cup with me too :)

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    1. Yes, Ann. I would definitely share with you. I think food tastes better when shared with good friends and family. But I guess I better double the recipe. LOL...these are gone so fast in my house!

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  13. The Mango pudding looks truly heavenly!!! Love the simplicity.

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    1. Thank you, Amrita. Glad you agree on the simplicity. ;) Have a wonderful week.

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  14. Mangoes are my favorite fruit so I know I would absolutely love this pudding! It's the perfect treat.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Oh, if you love mangoes, this is a mush try. You're going to love it for sure. ;) Have a wonderful week.

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  15. Can never have recipes that use mango. Love it.

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    1. :) Thank you, Lail. Glad you like mangoes too.

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  16. I love to eat mangoes and all food with mangoes but I don't know the names of the mangoes because I like to eat all types of mangoes. I am salivating over your photos of mango puddings. Yummylicious!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Glad you like all of them. I do like the red/green ones for salsa. They are firmer so stand up to other ingredients better. :) Have a wonderful week.

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  17. How delicious. I love mangoes!

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    1. Thank you, LadyFi. Glad you love this mango pudding.

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  19. This pudding looks delicious!!
    And pictures are beautiful...
    Our most nostalgic treat from the childhood are: crème caramel!!
    We usually do it now...
    Greetings and good Thursday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurel. Oh...I love creme caramel too...but I wasn't introduced to it until I was grown up. And of course, I felt in love with it instantly. :) Thanks for sharing your nostalgic treat with me.

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  20. Mango pudding as childhood memories sounds so magical to a European ;-) Soft desserts are the love of my life, so I'm sure I would love your mango pudding. I like the way you made you photos even sunnier and more summery with touches of yellow. I would maybe add coconut milk instead of the cream... I discovered a long time ago how great they taste together. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Oh...yeah, coconut milk and mango goes hand in hand. :) Another of my favorite is mango and coconut sticky rice. :P Let me know how it goes if you try it with the coconut milk. I would love to find out too.

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  21. Me parece un postre perfecto.
    Saludos
    Blanca de JUEGO DE SABORES

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    1. Gracias. Me alegra que te guste esta Pudín del mango. :) Es facoruite de mi familia ahora.

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  22. This is one of my favourite summer desserts!

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    1. Nice, good to know you love this dessert too, Angie. :)

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  23. So weird, I just made pudding too. It's definitely nice to recreate childhood favorites. Anyway, this pudding looks so pretty! And I love ataulfo mangoes!

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    1. hehe...great minds think alike. It's really too hot to eat anything else, I guess. hahaha...what kind of pudding did you make?

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  24. I love to order mango puddings at dim sum restaurants. Yours look gorgeous and now I can make them at home --yay! Lovely post Amy.

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Yes, it's so simple to make this mango pudding at home. I don't need to get disappointed after Dim Sum anymore. hahaha...

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  25. Querida Amy su postre se ve muy tentador muy sabroso y bello,abrazos y abrazos.

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    1. Muchas gracias. Me alegro de que te encantará este pudín de mango también. Es tratar favite de mi familia ahora.

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  26. Amy, I could eat mango pudding every single day...looks so tempting and delicious the way you prepared it, pictures are just mouthwatering! Lovely post and recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra. hehe...I think we have more things in common than we know. Yes, I can eat mango pudding every single day and my track records proof it. hahaha...hope you're having a wonderful week so far.

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  27. This was definitely one of my favorite childhood desserts as well. Your mango pudding looks extremely delicious. Fantastic presentation and photos:)
    Another dessert that I really enjoyed growing up is the egg custard tart which I just noticed you have an amazing recipe and post about as well.
    I can't wait to attempt making this mango pudding and the egg custard tart soon. Thank you so much for sharing these great recipes Amy!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. I'm so glad you love mango pudding too. Oh yeah, the egg tarts are definitely another childhood favorites of mine. Let me know how they go after you try. Enjoy and have fun cooking.

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    1. Thank you, Mirch. Yes, these are very delicious. Wish I can share some with you. :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this mango pudding. :) They were really delicious.

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  30. I'm going to try this recipe! I am a cheater and use an Asian packaged mango pudding a few times (sometimes Almond jello too). This looks so delicious. I can't wait to try and eat this!

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    1. hehe...don't feel bad. I've been making the "cheater" version for many years. But really, there's no real mango in those. :P And this recipe really doesn't take that much longer to make. Once you try this, you'll never go back to those cheater version, I hope. :P Let me know how these turn out. I hope you and your family will enjoy these mango pudding as much as my family does. :)

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  31. I always had this dessert every times in a chinese restaurant,
    btw, did u had a glutinous rice and manggo pudding recipe???

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    1. Oh...glutinous coconut rice and mango also my favorite too. :P (apparently I have quite many favorites!) But no, haven't post that recipe up yet.

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  32. Lovely pictures of the most delicious fruit dessert. We make many variants of mango pudding in India and love ALL of them.
    You have a lovely blog I must say :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, sangeeta. I'm glad you like my blog and my mango pudding. I would love to try other version of this treat. I bet they are all amazing.

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  33. Yum! Looks totally amazing. I love mangoes.

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    1. Thank you, Deidre. Glad we have so many mango lovers out there. ;) Have a wonderful week.

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  34. Amy, these mango desserts are lovely and delicious!!!Your photos and presentation are perfect!!! Admire you :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Esther. Glad you like this mango pudding and my pictures too. :) Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.

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  35. That is absolutely beautiful, I love the presentation :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you CCU. Glad you like my presentation. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  36. Can't beat a great mango pudding this time of the year. Love the styling :)

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    1. Thank you, Kiran. Glad you like my styling.

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  37. Thanks for dropping by...what a lovely blog you have! Treat for a mango lover..

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    1. Thank you, Sanjeeta kk. Glad you like my blog. Yes, this mango pudding is so good. :)

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  38. I'm a big fan of mangoes. I think I'd love this pudding!

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    1. Oh, if you like mango, you'll definitely LOVE this pudding. Give it a try. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  40. Just stumbled onto your lovely blog! I absolutely love mangos and pudding! I will definitely have to try out this recipe. It seems so easy to do! Thanks for sharing it ^^

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    1. Thank you so much, Keko Doll. Let me know how it goes after you try. Yes, this is a very simple recipe. I'm sure you'll love it. :) Have a wonderful day.

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  41. Mango pudding is one of my favorite desserts here in HK. You are correct there is nothing free ever given out anymore. I love your 4 ingredient little wonder! Will have to give your version a try. Mangoes are in season so a great time to try this dessert. Take care, BAM

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    1. Thank you, BAM. Hope you'll give this dessert a try as it's so easy and so good. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  42. I've only recently discovered the joys of mango, since my parents hate them and embedded that bias in me for years. Now, I'm a bit clueless about which are best, so I'm happy to get your primer! Perhaps I can convince the rest of the family of how delicious mangoes are with you stunning puddings. :)

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    1. Really? Can't believe there are mango haters out there. hahaha....give this a try, I'm sure you'll love this dessert. Have a wonderful day.

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  43. I have had the wonderful fortune of visiting Hong Kong for 2 days and I fell in LOVE with it! I hope to return once more along with other places on my bucket list . . . possibly on my way to Thailand! It's funny because we were just in Hawaii where we enjoyed the most fresh and sweet mangos ever! I'm so in the mood to prepare this now Amy!

    Thanks!
    Roz

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    1. Oh...2 days in Hong Kong is too short. Hope you can go for another visit soon. And yes, Thailand, Malaysia, or Japan would be lovely to swing by when you're in Asia. There are a lot to see, enjoy and taste in those countries. :) If you love mango, you've got to try those in Thailand's! Hands down the best mangoes I've ever eaten! They were so sweet and fragrant and simply melt in your mouth kind of good. :) Hope you like this recipe. Your Hawaii trip sounds wonderful, Roz. I bet you had a wonderful time there.

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  44. I have tasted mango pudding in restaurants but never made it at home. Guess I am too lazy to make desserts because we are more into savory dishes.

    That said, I adore the soft and melt in the mouth moment pudding, and that cream makes it sensational.

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    1. hehe...I hear you, sometimes desserts are complicated and take long time to prepare. But this recipe couldn't be easier, only 4 ingredients and prep time is minimal. ;) I promise it's way better than those from the restaurants'!

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  45. I have never tried mango pudding but this looks great, especially the presentation - it's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Glad you like my presentation. If you like mango, I'm sure you'll love this pudding. It's really light and refreshing...almost like eating a mango in pudding form. :P

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  46. I just adore a simple yet delicious quick pudding recipe for a little treat at home. Pinning this one!

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    1. Thank you for the pin. Glad you like this simply and delicious dessert.

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  47. Beautiful puddings and mango is such a powerful fruit!

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    1. Thank you, Katrina. Glad to know you love mango too.

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  48. Amy - This looks super delicious and easy too...I love how beautifully you have presented this dessert...I love mangoes and I also make something similar to it....
    Shema | LifeScoops

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    1. Thank you, Shema. Glad you love this simple, yet delicious mango pudding. :) Hope you'll give this a try.

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  49. Hi Amy, your mango pudding look so gorgeous and superb. Like serving from 5 stars hotel. Lovely presentation.

    Best regards.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Amelia. :) Glad you like my presentation. Have a beautiful rest of the week.

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  50. This looks wonderful! I love pudding! I have not try mango pudding yet though. I see you speak French. How amazing! Can you be mon ami? Did I said it right?

    I really appreciate you dropped by my blog other day.

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    1. Thank you, Nippon Nin. Well, if you love mango, you've got to give this mango pudding a try. You'll definitely love it.

      About my French...I really wish I speak French, or Spanish, or Japanese. :P Thanks to my French teacher's help, a.k.a. the mighty Google translator! hahaha...but merci that you thought so highly of me, mon ami! :)

      Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by.

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  51. Hi Amy, these puddings are looking great. And the evaporated milk is definitely not an option for me. It's a must have :)

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    1. hehe...glad you agree on the evaporated milk part. :) This dessert isn't quite "complete" without the milk, isn't it?

      Have a wonderful rest of the week, Danny.

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  52. omgosh,
    this looks AMaaaaaaaaaaAZING.
    I want some. NOW. xx

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    1. Thank you. It was really good. Wish I can send some over your way. :)

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  53. mmmmmh this looks amazing (: so yummy

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  54. Mango is one of my favorite fruits, it's delicious in so many recipes. Your photos are beautiful!

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  55. Yum! Now, hopefully my mangos will hurry up and ripen. :)

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  56. What a glorious color. Love the cute presentation.

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  57. Ohhhh, this sounds and looks so good. I love mangos. I had some of this at a restaurant recently. MMMMM.....

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  58. I’m trampled by your contents carry on the wonderful work.
    Mango producers in Pakistan

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