Hello foodies. Mangoes are the only reason for me to love summers and look forward to it every year. Today’s recipe is a mango-based recipe. I had one mango left in my kitchen. It was far too less to make a cake using it. I didn’t want to consume it as is either. So I made this simple and yummy recipe that I like to call Nutty Mango Shots.
Mango shots are served chilled. It uses quite a few ingredients and gets ready in a jiffy. It is a great dessert to make when you have unannounced guests.
I have already shared the recipes of Mango Milkshake and Mango Lassi. Do check them out too. Let’s get started with the recipe of Nutty Mango Shots. I used a very sweet, ripe Kesar Mango. You can use any variety of your choice. Just that the mango should be pulpy and not fibrous. I used almonds. You can use any nuts of your preference. This recipe yields 3 shots. But the pictures show only 2 of them because I ate the other one as I was making them.
- Kesar Mango – 1 medium, ripe and sweet
- Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
- Fresh cream – 5 tbsp
- Softened butter – 2 tsp
- Saffron – 10 strands
- Almonds – 6, dry-roasted and coarsely ground
- Salt – a pinch
How to Make Nutty Mango Shots
- Take almonds in a pan. Dry-roast them lightly for about 5-6 minutes till they become aromatic on low heat. Allow them to cool and then ground them coarsely.
- Wash and peel the mango. Chop its pulp and pulverize it lightly. You may make a puree if you like smooth texture. I like it chunky so I pulverized the mango pulp lightly.
- To the mango pulp add the fresh cream, condensed milk and butter.
- Give it a nice whisk to combine everything together. Keep it on low heat.
- Add in the dry-roasted, coarsely ground almonds and whisk it gently.
- Cook the mango pulp on low heat till it begins to bubbles up. Add in the saffron strands and whisk again and continue to cook for 5 minutes till it becomes a little thick.
- Turn the heat off and all the mango mixture to cool. While it has almost cooled off, just slightly warm, add in the salt and whisk again.
- When the mango mixture has cooled off completely, fill it into the shot glasses and seal the glasses with aluminum foil (I forgot to take a pic with the foil on) . Keep it in the freezer for 8 -9 hours to set.
- When nicely set, serve the Nutty Mango Shots as dessert. Enjoy!