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Layered mango custard

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian


For pudding/custard

  • tbsp Gelatin You can use custard if you don't have gelatin.
  • 3 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups Milk
  • Sugar to taste I used ⅓cup for this
  • 6 tbsp Water
  • tbsp Vanilla extracts vanilla essence
  • Mint for garnish
  • Small mango chunks for garnish

For mango topping

  • Mango chunks I used the frozen ones, and pureed them at room temperature. A bag of the chunks will work.
  • Optional You can use the puree as is or set it using gelatin
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin
  • 5 tbsp of water
  • Sugar to taste


For the pudding custard

  • Combine water and gelatin in a bowl
  • Let it rest for about 7-10 minutes
  • Combine cream, milk and sugar and heat for a few minutes until all the sugar melts. Do not boil.
  • Take it off the stovetop and let it rest for about 5 minutes
  • Add gelatin mixture and stir. Add vanilla essence.
  • Pour mixture into small glasses at an angle. It's really rich so the smaller glasses will help reduce the serving.
  • Transfer to refrigerator to chill for a minimum of 4 hours. ( I kept mine in the refrigerator overnight) Please don't put it in the freezer.

For the mango puree

  • When you're ready to add the mango purée to the top of the pudding, you can then start the process of preparing the puree
  • Using a blender or hand help mixer, purée mango chunks/slices
  • Strain purée for a finer consistency
  • You can use puree as is or you can add some sugar for a little more sweetness

To make the puree like pudding

  • Add sugar to puree
  • Transfer to a stove top and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from stovetop
  • Add gelatin mixture and stir consistently
  • Remove chilled creamy custard from refrigerator and add mango puree mixture to the top of it
  • Chill for a minimum of 2 hours (longer is better)
  • Garnish with mint and small mango pieces and serve



You can use custard if you don't have gelatin. You'll need to mix the custard with room temperature water.
Use approximately 1 1/2 - 2 cups of custard.  Dilute it in 1/2 a cup of room temperature water  
I used small acrylic glasses from Michael's. I purchased a set of 12 for $14.95 - 20%coupon
Keyword custard, pudding