Monday, 13 April 2009

Easy Mango Pudding

I have been buying lots of Thailand Honey Mangoes lately. It is probably the season now for these fruits. Although they are not as fragrant compared to the other varieties of mangoes, they are very sweet and juicy when ripened, and they are also relatively cheaper and affordable.


Whenever there is an abundance of mangoes in my house, I will definitely use them to make some mango puddings.


I always follow this simple recipe which is no difference from making some easy jelly. I just need to mix a pack of jelly crystals with a cup of boiling water and a can of Carnation milk, then add in the fresh mangoes, and pour into jelly cups. I usually get this "Tortally" brand of jelly crystal which is easily available from most local supermarkets and even the nearby convenient shops. However, it doesn't come with a mango flavor, so I have made do with the pineapple flavour instead. Nevertheless, it doesn't affect the taste of the mango pudding at all. This is one of our family's favourite dessert of all time.


Easy Mango Pudding

Ingredients:

1 packet (90g) of jelly crystals (pineapple flavour)
1 cup (250ml) of boiling water
1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk (I used low fat version)
1 mango, cut into small cubes




Method:
  1. Pour a cup of hot boiling water into a bowl, stir in the jelly crystals making sure the crystals dissolved completely. (If the crystals doesn't dissolve completely, heat the mixture in a saucepan, stir till the crystals dissolve completely.) Set aside and let it cool off a little.
  2. Add in the can of evaporate milk. Stir in the mango cubes. Mix well. Spoon into jelly cups. Chill in fridge to set.

    Tip: There is no mango flavoured jelly crystals, so the closest is the pineapple flavour. After filling the jelly cups, use a teaspoon to remove air bubbles which will form on the surface, otherwise there will be unsightly bubbles on the surface of the pudding when set.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

*yawn* You are getting boring!

Emile Zola@life said...

Thanks for sharing this simple to prepare pudding, will try it soon.

Kitchen Corner said...

Yum...I love mango, this is definately refreshing!

Elyn said...

I love mangoes! And this one sound easy to prepare, thanks for sharing!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for telling me that my blog was used to be interesting. Sorry to bore you with my posts.

Hi Emile, I hope you will like it.

Hi Elyn, this is a no-brainer...just about the only type of recipes I could handle.

FL Mom said...

Are jelly crystals the same as "Jell-O?" http://tinyurl.com/dhdcjr

I can see how the pineapple would go well with the mango. They're both tropical and a bit tangy. Your puddings look yummy!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this mango pudding looks absolutely fabulous. So colorful, yummy, and refreshing! I really want some right now :)

Vashti said...

Pudding looks yummy!
It interests me that people who have mean things to say always stay Anonymous! Not sure why some one would stay to read if they were bored, Strange!
I love your blog and find you very interesting. you have simple recipes that are easy to make and not at all uninteresting!
Keep up the good work.
I will be making this pudding asap.
Love all the way from South Africa.
x

MH said...

I didn't know pudding can be so simple to make! Thanks for giving me some ideas to make desserts! :) I'm sure my family will love it! :)

Pls don't be bother with the FIRST comment! It's not easy to "churn" out so many interesting posts!

Peng said...

Hi...ur mango pudding so simple to make compare to what i've done b4 :) FYI i am able to get mango flavour jelly crystal at prime supermarket near my hse
http://pengskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/05/non-baked-mango-cheesecake.html

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Great! I just bought 6 huge honey mangoes 2 days back, and this will be a great recipe to try rather then just eating the fruit on it's own. :) BTW, can I use agar-agar powder instead of gelatine? Just curious...

Kellie said...

Hi.. I love this mango pudding recipe - so easy to do, will definitely try to make for my cell group. Thanks again for being so generous in sharing ..

Blessings with Love,
Kellie

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi FL Mom, I have not tried making these with the 'Jello' brand...but they are the same thing.

Hi Vashti, thanks so much for your encouragements and support :) I hope you will like this pudding :D

Hi MH, I won't be too bothered with the comment.

Hi Peng, thanks for the info! I have yet to come across that brand of jelly crystals. Will certainly get a pack if I am anywhere near prime supermarket ;)

Hi Hpney Bee Sweets, I don't know about agar-agar powder...maybe the texture will be slightly different??

Hi Kellie, I do hope you will like this recipe :)

weisi said...

Hi :) This looks good and easy! Thanks for sharing. Do you think it's okay if I don't refrigerate it and serve right after it cools?

Happy Homebaker said...

hi weisi, you have to refrigerate it, otherwise the jelly/pudding will not set.

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi HHB,
I can't agree more that the Thai honey mangoes are abundance now! I've been eating quite a lot on its own lately. Sometimes, it's still a dilemna to decide between making some desserts out of it, or eating it on its own isn't it? Perhaps I'll stock up more, then I'll be forced to make a mango pudding like what you did! At least mango pudding won't turned bad easily, unlike ripen mangoes if not consumed almost immediately! Thanks for sharing this simple, but yet, classic recipe! ;)

Small Small Baker said...

I love mangoes too! I have been eating lots of honey mangoes recently. And my mother is crazy about passion fruits now. Such coincidence! :D

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I've never heard of this variety of mango. Our grocery stores seem to only carry one variety from Mexico and I don't love them. Your pudding looks super easy and tasty!

Blessed Homemaker said...

Thanks for sharing! I've got 2 ripe mangoes in my fridge and this recipe came just in time :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing all your recipes. I always drool over the pictures...they look so good.
I am writing from the US and was wondering how big the package of jelly crystals you use for the mango pudding are? I know here the jello boxes come in two different sizes so just wanted to be sure I was using the right one. Thanks.

Anncoo said...

Some people just getting 无聊!

Ellena said...

Wow.. me and my son love this... thanks for sharing... Will give it a try when i got the mango...... :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for your comments. The jelly crystals I used comes in a pack of 90g. I have updated this info in the recipe :)

FAD MOM said...

HHB, I love mangoes so I might want to try this! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Anonymous said...

HI HHB

I have bought mango flavoured jelly crystal (nana brand) from Giant before. Mustafa also has but under different brand, haven't tried that though...
regards
octopusmum

chumpman said...

Yea, a simple recipe which is easy for everyone. I like mango among all fruits, will definately try it out.

weisi said...

oh ic, ok thanks :) well do you have any easy recipe (for anything) that does not require a fridge nor oven to recommend?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi weisi, I am sorry I do not have any recipes that doesnt requires the use of fridge. Sorry I'm of not much help here.

MH said...

Want to thank you for posting this simple & yummy dessert! It was very well-received by my whole family when I made this yesterday! :)

J said...

Hi, you should use gelatin powder if you want creamy/smooth mango pudding served in restaurants. You need to puree the mango first tho. A bit more work ;)

Happy Homebaker said...

Dear MH, I am glad to hear that your family likes this :)

Hi J, thanks for the useful tips :)
but I do not have a blender as such I have never tried any recipes that requires puree :(

Bernie said...

M...m..ma..mango Pudding! 8D

I adore mango pudding! (I must always order one when I go for yum cha) Using pudding crystals sound interesting cause the ones I made with agar always come out hard.

Thank you for sharing your recipe~~

Min said...

HiHHB
Wonder the 1 can is how much?
I got a can of evaporate milk, just realised is is 400gm... should I pour all and mix?

Regards, Min

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Min, are you a local? If yes, the can size should be the same, I use the whole can, which is around 300ml.

Min said...

Hi HHB
Yes, I am local, I got the carnation milk from the super market. ( 400gm )
Hmmm, looks like it comes in different weight.

Regards, Min

Anonymous said...

can i use fresh milk instead of carnation milk thanks

Blessed Homemaker said...

The carnation milk I bought is also 400g. So instead of using 250ml boiling water, I used 200ml and added the whole can of carnation milk so my total liquid is 600ml as compared to your 550ml.

However, it's too sweet for us. I've always thought evaporated milk is unsweetened. Will need to modify this recipe to suit our needs as kids love it.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Anonymous, I sorry I am not sure whether fresh milk will work well with this recipe.

The Little Teochew said...

Hi Happy Homebaker, I made mango pudding today :) But I can't use Tortally because it contains gelatine and is not suitable for my vegetarian hubby. You are welcomed to take a look at my recipe ;)

Pet said...

Didn't read your comment on the evaporated milk ml, coz in your recipe just mentioned 1 can. Anyway, using my judgement, I didn't put all in. Not sure how big my can, coz i already remove the paper (to recycle the tin). BUT, it turn out good! Children love it!!

Pet said...

Oh, forgot to mention over here in Malaysia, can get mango flvour crystal jelly. :-)

Melody said...

Hi HHB,

Thanks for sharing all your recipes generously. =) Oh, & also all your wonderful drooling and tempting pictures! ;P By the way, I've got the red man brand mango flavor konnyaku jelly from Phoon Huat since tortally brand is not available. Perhaps you may want to try that out..

I made this pudding this morning. Smell nice, great colour but yet to try because until now, it is not set ='(

HHB, I need your advise. How long do we need to set without using gelatine in this recipe of yours? I had chill them for more than 8 hrs but they are still not set? Hmm...wondering what's wrong?

Oh yes, don't bothered with the boring person when he/she is a real bored. Simple doesn't mean boring. I'm a fan of yours and I love everything you posted on your blog. You are definitely not boring but creative, generous, kind, interesting, intelligent.."Jia You"! ;D

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Melody,

Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragments. Your comments really warm my heart :D

I usually chill the pudding over night and it will be ready the next day. I'm sorry, since I have not used konnyaku powder, I do not know whether it will take longer to set? The texture of the pudding maybe different too...as I think konnyaku will be more 'chewy' compared to normal jelly crystals? Do let me know after you have tasted it, hope you will like it!

Melody said...

Dear HHB,

You are most welcome. :) Anyway, I'm just stating the facts and I bet all of them will agree. :D

Haiz..it's a failure since this morning they are still not set. :( Thus, I guess I have to add in gelatine when I try making this afternoon again. To be on a safer side, I had manage to get Tortally jelly crystal this morning & shall do both and perhaps can try to show you the "final product" using mango flavor konnyaku jelly. Wish me luck! ;)

By the way HHB, have you try any easy to made coffee pudding recipe? ;P

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Melody, I have not tried making or rather I have not tasted any coffee puddings. It sounds good though :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there, I was wondering how long would it roughly take for it to harden?

Mine's still pretty liquid after 3+ hours. Hehe.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, I usually have to leave it overnight in the fridge before it sets nicely. Hope this helps :)

Carol said...

Hi HHB,

Just want to tell you what a great blog you have. To be frank, not all bloggers are so generous and willing to share and provide detailed steps for each recipe like you do.Also,you are so willing and prompt to any question asked (at least for mine so far :)
I am now so dependent on your blog and have to browse through every other day.
THANK YOU!

bigarade said...

Oh the memories! my mom makes this for meee!! great blog by the way dont pay attention to peoples pointless comments :) keep up the good work! http://bittersweetbigarade.blogspot.com/

Admin said...

Hi. i tried the mango pudding recipe. As soon as i poured in the evaporated milk, it was beginning to set abit and had pudding like texture.

can i prevent this from happening? do i pour in the eva milk as soon as the crystals disappear and not wait for it to cool?

thanks!
Norah

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Norah, the jelly crystal mixture should be left to cool off to lukewarm before adding the evaporated milk, otherwise it will form lumps (or start to set) because of the difference in temperature between the two liquid, especially if your evaporated milk is cold (did you keep it in the fridge before using?)

Admin said...

Thanks for the reply.
Yes the milk was abit cooler than the jelly mixture.

Love your blog btw!!

Thanks again.
Norah.

Zapjelly said...

I really love your blog!! always beautiful pictures. You are soo creative in your decorations. Put it this way, I will buy them if you sell them at the store!! :)

Mrs Tham (Malaysia) said...

Hi, I happened to browse thru the web looking for some nice fingerfood recipes to make this weekend as I am celebrating my son's 5th bday. I bet the pudding will be a hit with the kids but have got to try out first tomorrow to avoid last minute failure. I was wondering whether you had done it using agar2... Anyway will try out yr original recipe first. Wish me luck! And oh yes, I really love all yr photos, they are so professional!! They really make me drool....:-)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Mrs Tham, I have not used agar agar, I believe the texture will be different. Agar agar would probably give a harder, 'crunchy' (I hope u know what I mean?), texture.

Tamanna said...

wow and yummm! i love love mango puddings and always make them at home. But i make mine with cottage cheese it gives me the creamy pudding taste. Yours look divine!

http://www.joyfulreverie.com/2009/09/mango-pudding.html

Anonymous said...

How long does it take?

happymumcarol said...

I'm so going to make this for my 2 young kids who love mango. Have bought all the stuff from NTUC n will attempt it later. Tks for such an easy recipe for a stay home mum like me.

Jane Chew said...

A great and easy recipe. Love it. Just made it n can't wait to try. Hope it will turn out as nice as yours.

Compliance Hong Kong said...

I cooked it at home once, it was not good. But I will try your recipe. I hope I will make good this time.