Gift her the perfect surprise: A dessert you made yourself

Your soulmate deserves your complete attention on her special day. Why not make her a mango dessert that will take her breath away – in a good way!

Your partner has a birthday coming up, and you couldn’t be more excited about celebrating it with her. You’ve already got her a gift, so now you’re wondering how you can make the evening special.

It is said that the way to one’s heart is through the stomach, and your partner is no exception to this maxim! Nobody can resist the thoughtfulness of a meal and dessert put together just for them. You can either plan an elaborate spread if you are a good cook and can plan the meal to make it a grand success. Or else you can order her favourite dishes from a good restaurant, but save the dessert making for yourself!

If you have access to fresh and juicy mangoes, then following a good mango recipe should be quite easy. Mangoes add the required touch of freshness and sweetness to any dessert, whether it is Indian or Western. Plus, there’s not a soul in the world who doesn’t like mangoes! So, if you’re certain that she will appreciate a mango recipe for dessert, you should go for it.

There are several simple mango recipes that do not require a chef’s deft touch – you can easily whip one up yourself to please your ladylove. So, while she is still smiling over the dinner you just had with her, make a quick dash to the kitchen and come away with the piece de resistance out – the mango dessert you crafted especially for her.

Here are a few suggestions of mango recipes to get you started in the right direction:

  • Aamrakhand
  • Mango ice cream
  • Mango cheesecake
  • Mango kulfi
  • Mango tropical freeze (incorporates berries and coconut, among other ingredients)

These recipes require Milkmaid condensed milk for the right balance of rich and sweet textures in the recipe. Find out more about making the above mentioned mango recipes on the Milkmaid India website.

Why she will love a mango dessert

  • Contrary to popular opinion, consumption of mangoes does not cause weight gain. On the contrary, the fruit promotes healthy gut, increases the level of probiotics in the intestines and is loaded with fibre to ensure smooth digestion.
  • Mangoes are great for skin, hair and nail health.
  • Consuming mangoes every day in the hot summer months cools down the system internally and reduces the chances of dehydration. Apart from copious amounts of pulp and fibre, mangoes also feature a fair amount of water.
  • Mangoes are versatile ingredients that do not lose most of their nutritive value upon cooking. You can use them in Western desserts like cakes, or make mango chutney or even add unripe mangoes to your usual dal for a tangy twist.