Mango Mint Parfait

Mango Mint Parfait

If you like mango, mint, whipped cream and easy desserts, you will love this Mango Mint Parfait. It is perfect for hot summer days that call for a chilled seasonal dessert.

Mango Mint Parfait

Oh, summers make me so lethargic. I can barely get my butt out of bed in the mornings to workout (I have been playing hooky more often than I would like to admit). It is a good thing that it has been so busy or I would just be warming my butt on the couch in frontof a fan all day watching Grey’s Anatomy and reading some adventure fiction. We have been hosting guests for the last two weeks and our house is booked for this week and the next week and the week after! I am loving this. I never knew I enjoyed being a host so much. I can cook more, bake more and experiment more in general. Surely, I will suffer from empty nest syndrome once the guest deluge is passed. Any tips Mommy??

Also, there are 120 summer festivals going on in Toronto that we need to keep track of along-with the weather. Our calendars are full of events and you would have seen many more Instagram stories if it weren’t raining so much in Toronto.

Then there is full time job hunt! Grrrrr I can’t begin to tell you how hard finding a job in Toronto is proving to be. My frustration level is at max. I think this is also a reason I am loving hosting guests because it diverts my mind from job hunt woes! Oh well, I am inherently a highly optimistic human so I really can’t sulk and complain for a long time.

Mango Mint Parfait

Mango Mint Parfait

Between making huge amounts of granola, cookies, burger buns and pita bread, pulling my hair over job hunt, re-energizing between guests, jumping in excitement over GoT and reading all #GameOfThrones tweets, finding time to make something for the blog is a bit scarce. Even if I do, it gets eaten before I can take pics – case in point Steve’s birthday cake which was a deliciously light, fluffy, summery, 4 layers of chiffon packed with strawberry rhubarb jam, and covered with strawberry whipped cream!

So today, I took a break from everything before my guests arrive late at night, made these Mango Mint Parfaits that were swimming in my head for a long time, photographed, edited, ate some (thanked god that it turned out delicious) and posted it. Record time! If you love mangoes, and mint and whipped cream and easy desserts, you will love this. It takes a bit of planning, but not much work and they look so bright and pretty.  I would recommend infusing the cream and making the pudding the night before or in the morning if serving this for dinner, so it gets ample time to chill. Then simply assemble the components in 5 minutes and serve immediately. It is slightly tangy, sweet, creamy and crunchy from the granola. You can swap the granola for crushed cookies of your choice or eliminate the whole crunch factor if you belong to the school that dessert does not need to be crunchy. Your choice.

Cheers to a busy summer!

Mango Mint Parfait

Mango Mint Parfait


Mango Mint Parfait

Ingredients – 2 – 4 light servings
½ cup whipping cream
5-6 fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp icing sugar

Flesh of 1 medium mango
3-4 tbsp icing sugar
Juice of half a lime
1tbsp cornstarch
pinch of black salt (optional)

For garnish
chopped mango – 4tbsp
1 – 2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp icing sugar

Infuse Cream with Mint
In a small saucepan, heat whipping cream with mint leaves till scalding. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or preferably overnight.

Remove from refrigerator and strain the cream. Discard the mint leaves. Whip the cream till soft peaks form. Add 2tbsp of icing sugar and beat till stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate.

Make Mango pudding

Add mango flesh, icing sugar, lime juice in a blender and blend till smooth.

Pour into saucepan and heat on medium heat. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tbsp water and pour into the saucepan. Whisk the mixture constantly for 2 – 3 minutes till thick.

Remove from heat, whisk in the black salt if using, pour into a clean bowl, cover with clingwrap touching the surface of the mixture and chill.


Fold most of the minty whipped cream into the mango pudding, leaving behind 2-3 tbsp for garnish.

Mix all the garnish ingredients together and let sit for a few minutes.

When ready to serve, in a small glass, add some crunchy granola, or crumbled cookie of your choice, spoon some mango pudding mixture on the granola. Spoon over some garnish mangoes and whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Mango Mint Parfait

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  1. Thank you Kate! You are sweet. I hope so too. Keeping fingers crossed and eating feel-good desserts in the meantime !

  2. Mangoes are my favorite and I try to eat as much as I can! yayyy to mango lovers 🙂 Thanks you and have a great weekend!

  3. These parfaits look yummy! Im all about the mangos lately, I ate a whole one last night. They are like no other fruit! I’ve made stuff for the blog and eaten before it got photographed to lol. I know that story all too well 🙂 . Take care.

  4. Especially in this scorching heat, definitely need something easy so you can get out of the kitchen asap! Do let me know if you try it Katherine.

  5. Oh wow, this sounds so delicious!! Plus the color is so pretty, which always makes things taste 10x better for me 🙂

  6. Nice correlation! I remember I was not a big fan of panna when i first drank it but it sort of grew on me. Yes this is a similarly refreshing taste 🙂 Thanks Deepika!

  7. Thanks Heather. Hahhaha I know it was huge like 10 years back. I am so late! Luckily it has not yet stirred any desire in my to be a doctor 😉

  8. hi i love mangoes, mint and whipped cream (; this sounds so refreshing! also, grey’s is (okay, was) the best. i used to think i wanted to be a doctor for a bit because of grey’s lol (and then my mom, who works in healthcare, burst my bubble).

  9. Me too although I miss the mangoes in India 🙁 Oh I hope your job hunt will go much better than mine once you start. it is the most suckiest thing ever! Thanks Ruby dear and have a good week!

  10. Nothing makes me think summer more than mango! Adding these to my next summer dessert list – can’t wait for summer fruits to be back in season here. These are truly beautiful. You poor thing with job hunting! It is the absolute worst I know. It will be my turn to start job hunting soon and I am not looking forward to it either. I wish you all the job offers and beautiful guests Jenny!

  11. Oh these parfaits look divine. I LOVE mangoes so much! Ugh about the whole job search thing. I’m sending some stress-free thoughts your way. Enjoy your guests and have a great rest of your week, Jenny!

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