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vegan mango pudding

Simple Vegan Mango Pudding


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  • Author: Alexandre Valente
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 (about 2 cups) 1x

Description

Mango pudding is a very popular dessert in Hong Kong, but it’s typically not vegan. As such, I’ve decided to create a vegan-friendly version that is equally delicious!


Ingredients

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  • 2 ripe mangoes (Two mangoes should provide you with 1 cup worth of mango pureé)
  • 4 tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 tsp agar agar
  • 150 ml water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (This refers to full-fat coconut milk— the one used for cooking)
  • 1/2 lime (juice)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the cut mangoes and maple syrup to make a mango pureé. Measure out the mango pureé, as it should be enough for one cup.
  2. In a pan, mix 1 teaspoon of agar and 150 ml of water. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil while whisking regularly. Once it starts boiling, bring the heat down to low-heat and continue stirring for about 4-5 minutes until the agar has dissolved completely.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed that the agar is dissolved, pour half a cup of coconut milk and continue stirring. I did not add coconut milk earlier as it would make it impossible to see if the agar had dissolved.
  4. Pour the mango pureé into the mixture using a sieve. By using the sieve, you prevent mango fibers from getting into the mixture.
  5. After incorporating the mango purée, add the lime juice and mix for another 3 to 5 minutes, until you get a creamy, shiny consistency.
  6. Pour the mixture into dessert bowls and let it cool down before placing it in the fridge to set for 4-5 hours.
  7. Once it’s ready to eat, you can garnish it with coconut milk, diced mangoes, and even lime zest.

Notes

  • Check to see if the agar is dissolved by using a spoon— you don’t want to see any remaining particles in the water.
  • Before adding the mango pureé to the agar and coconut milk mixture, be sure to strain it first to prevent fibers from getting into the mixture.
  • It’s important to let it settle for a few minutes outside before placing the pudding in the fridge.
  • Garnish only after you take it out of the fridge since only then will the pudding base be thick enough.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Hong Kong, Vegan