Do you want to prepare a fancy dessert but have little time? Our mango jelly recipe comes to the rescue! It's a stress-free treat that takes no more than 10 minutes to put together. And the great news: it's also sugar-free and low in calories, meaning you can enjoy it without guilt.
Our jelly recipe is a healthier, plant-based alternative to the traditional gelatin dessert. How did we do it? We omitted refined sugar and used a combo of blended mango and pineapple juice. Also, we swapped animal-based gelatin with a vegan-friendly alternative, agar-agar powder.
Combine the mango pureé with pineapple juice in a pot, tip in the agar-agar, and let the mixture bubble for 5 minutes. Then, simply pour it into ramekins and let the jelly set in the fridge. Once ready, flip it onto a plate have fun garnishing it with fruit, nuts, yogurt, chocolate, or ice cream. You can turn this treat into a glamorous dessert perfect for a special occasion.
Using pureed mango instead of mango juice helps cut down on sugars while adding fibres and bulk to the jelly. Make sure you're using very ripe mangos as they'll taste sweeter. But don't worry if they're not super ripe; pineapple juice will balance out any bitterness while adding a lovely tropical flavour to the jelly.
In our previous recipes, we often used vegan gelatine to thicken the jelly, but we wanted to experiment with agar-agar this time. And we got excellent results! This natural gelling agent is derived from red algae and is commonly found as powder or flakes. It's often used to prepare desserts like puddings, mousses, ice creams, and cheesecakes.
Ok, now it's time to get your pudding moulds ready and prepare a delicious mango dessert, perfect for celebrating the summer season. Enjoy!