Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 11th June 2010

A couple of weeks ago I reached out to my Facebook visitors and asked them what type of dessert they would like to see in one of my upcoming posts.  It was a little surprising that most were looking for either a dessert with mangoes or one with bananas.  They requested a dessert that was quick and easy to make and one that was refreshing.

A photo of 4 mango & lemon syllabub desserts in glass dessert cups.

I wanted to find the perfect dessert and started my search through my endless cookbooks.  I wanted a simple recipe that didn’t require any fancy tools or special equipment.  I’ve come to realize not everyone owns a stand mixer, food processor, special tart tins, ice cream makers and the endless other tools that some of us couldn’t live without.

A photo of 2 mango & lemon syllabub desserts in dessert cups on a silver platter with 2 silver spoons.

One day I was viewing the many food images on the internet and ran across a photo of mango syllabub. I’d never heard of the dessert but it was presented so beautifully in the photo that I decided to find the recipe.

A photo of 4 mango & lemon syllabub desserts in glass dessert cups on white doilies with a silver spoon.

Imagine my surprise when I realized the dessert was so simple to make and used only a few kitchen tools.

A photo of 2 mango & lemon syllabub desserts in glass dessert cups with a silver spoon on a wooden placemat.

So to you, my Facebook visitors, I present Mango & Lemon Syllabub, a quick, easy and refreshing dessert, perfect for summer entertaining.

A photo of 3 mango & lemon syllabub desserts in glass dessert cups on a wooden placemat.

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can take a few fresh, sweet mangoes with few other ingredients and with very little effort produce such a delicious dessert. The finely chopped mango adds a nice texture to the smooth puree, and I especially liked the whipped cream sweetened with honey.  The tartness of the lemon provides a nice balance to the sweetness of the mango.  Hope you all enjoy!

A photo of a mango & lemon syllabub dessert on a wooden placemat with a mint leaf.

I can’t believe V’s bridal shower is only a couple of days away.  Time has flown by, we are tending to all the last minute details.  All of the baking is almost complete. One of our traditions is to give each of our guests a cookie plate to take home.  We are getting together tomorrow evening to assemble and decorate the cookie plates with cellophane and ribbon.  I look forward to tasting all the many cookies everyone has baked.

A photo of a mango & lemon syllabub dessert in a glass dessert cup beside an orange napkin with a silver spoon.

My goddaughter, Gabrielle, and my sister-in-law Beth are driving in from New Jersey this evening for the festivities, I can’t wait to see them.

A photo of 4 mango & lemon syllabub desserts on a yellow napkin.

V and I spoke today and she is very excited and I hope the day is very memorable for her.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

A photo of 3 mango & lemon syllabub desserts on white doilies on a wooden placemat.

A photo of a mango & lemon syllabub dessert.

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Comments (13)

13 Responses to “Mango & Lemon Syllabub – Quick & Refreshing Dessert”

  1. Marly Says:

    If your fans were asking for simple and light, looks like you just hit this one out of the park! This looks perfect for some summer night. Did I tell you that we’re going to build a deck in the back yard? I can just imagine sitting out there and eating a dessert like this one! I can’t wait.

  2. Grace Says:

    Backyard decks are fantastic, I love sitting outside at night, listening to the crickets and looking at the stars, you’re gonna love it! Good luck with the plans Marly.

  3. Samahita Says:

    Great recipe dear. The pics are awesome. I love the way you have decorated them too. Have a great time at the bridal shower.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you, I am so excited, I think it will be a beautiful day.

  5. Vivienne Says:

    This looks so beautiful and elegant! Even though it’s winter here and so freezing cold, I’d love to indulge in one right now!

  6. Grace Says:

    Thank you Vivienne, where are you from? I am so so happy summer has finally arrived here, I dislike the cold.

  7. Stacey N. Says:

    Looks so good, easy and refreshing. I definitely have to try this one!

  8. Debi Geotis Says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe…I love love love your website. My sister and I just got back from Italy and planted a lemon tree, and our Mango’s are almost ready.. We are blessed to live in Florida. Thanks Grace!

  9. Grace Says:

    I am so jealous Debi! It’s back to cold weather again for us. We finally opened our pool and we’re back to wearing sweaters the last few days. I’ve always wanted a lemon tree. And I can’t wait to get back to Europe. Do you grow the mangos as well? Wow your syllabus is going to be amazing. I hope you’ll add your pictures to my Facebook Page, maybe you could snap a pic or two of your lemon tree and mangos too.

  10. balvinder ( Neetu) Says:

    This is something similar to mango pudding I make but the way you have presented is gorgeous. I love to eat this in summer and usually make it on Canada Day with some red and blur berries.

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