Caribbean Mangoes and Cream Recipe

Caribbean Mangoes and Cream

Caribbean Mangoes and Cream Recipe
Region / culture: Caribbean | Preparation time: 24 hours | Servings: 4


Caribbean Mangoes and Cream
Caribbean Mangoes and Cream

Caribbean Mangoes and Cream is a delightful and refreshing dessert that combines the sweetness of ripe mangoes with the richness of cream and yogurt. This tropical treat is perfect for a hot summer day or as a light and satisfying end to a meal.


This recipe is inspired by the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean, where mangoes are abundant and widely enjoyed. The combination of creamy dairy products with fresh fruit is a popular dessert choice in many tropical regions, and this version adds a unique twist with the addition of brown sugar for a touch of caramel sweetness.


How to prepare

  1. The day before serving, combine the yogurt and cream until it reaches a fairly thick consistency, but not stiff.
  2. Transfer the mixture into an 8" shallow dish and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Allow it to sit for 24 hours.
  4. On the day of serving, let it sit at room temperature until it warms up.
  5. Top with diced mango and serve.


  • Add a splash of rum or coconut rum for a tropical twist.
  • Mix in some toasted coconut flakes for added texture.
  • Drizzle with honey or agave syrup for extra sweetness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use ripe mangoes for the best flavor and texture.

- Adjust the amount of brown sugar to suit your taste preferences.

- For a dairy-free version, you can use coconut cream or a non-dairy yogurt alternative.

- Feel free to experiment with different fruits for topping, such as berries or kiwi.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Caribbean Mangoes and Cream in chilled bowls for a refreshing treat. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires no cooking, just a simple assembly of ingredients and refrigeration time.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency.

- Substitute honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar.

- Try using peaches or pineapple in place of mangoes.

Make Ahead Tips

Caribbean Mangoes and Cream can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve in elegant glass bowls or martini glasses for a sophisticated presentation. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream for a finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dessert with a glass of chilled white wine or a fruity cocktail for a perfect combination of flavors.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover Caribbean Mangoes and Cream can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 280 per serving


Carbohydrates: 28g per serving


Total Fat: 18g per serving

Saturated Fat: 11g per serving


Protein: 3g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 45% of daily value per serving

Calcium: 10% of daily value per serving


Contains dairy (cream, yogurt)


Caribbean Mangoes and Cream is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in fat and carbohydrates, but also provides a good source of vitamin C and calcium.


Caribbean Mangoes and Cream is a luscious and tropical dessert that is sure to impress your guests with its creamy texture and sweet mango flavor. Enjoy this indulgent treat as a refreshing end to any meal or as a special treat on a hot summer day.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one I won't soon forget. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria in her beautiful home in the Caribbean. As we sat in her kitchen sipping on freshly squeezed mango juice, she suddenly remembered a special recipe she wanted to share with me.

"Have you ever tried Caribbean Mangoes and Cream?" Maria asked with a twinkle in her eye.

I shook my head, intrigued by the sound of such a delicious and exotic dish. Maria then proceeded to tell me the story of how she learned to make it from her grandmother, who had passed down the recipe through generations.

"It's a simple yet delightful dessert that perfectly captures the flavors of the Caribbean," Maria explained. "Would you like me to show you how to make it?"

I eagerly nodded, excited to learn a new recipe from my dear friend. Maria led me to her backyard, where a row of mango trees stood tall and proud, their ripe fruit hanging low and ready to be picked. We carefully selected the juiciest mangoes and brought them back to the kitchen, where Maria began to show me the process of making Caribbean Mangoes and Cream.

First, she peeled and diced the mangoes into small cubes, their vibrant orange flesh glistening in the sunlight. Next, she whipped up a creamy coconut milk mixture, sweetened with a touch of sugar and flavored with a hint of vanilla. As the sweet aroma of coconut filled the air, Maria gently mixed the mango cubes into the creamy mixture, creating a luscious and tropical dessert.

I watched in awe as Maria expertly prepared the dish, her hands moving with precision and grace. She then handed me a spoonful of the finished dessert, urging me to taste the fruits of our labor. The first bite was pure bliss – the creamy coconut milk paired perfectly with the juicy mango, creating a harmony of flavors that danced on my taste buds.

As I savored the delicious dessert, Maria shared with me the story of how her grandmother had taught her to make Caribbean Mangoes and Cream. She spoke fondly of her childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother, learning the secrets of traditional Caribbean cuisine and the importance of preserving family recipes.

"Food is more than just sustenance," Maria said with a smile. "It's a way to connect with our roots, to honor our heritage, and to create lasting memories with those we love."

I nodded in agreement, touched by the wisdom of my friend's words. As we finished our dessert and basked in the warm glow of the setting sun, I realized that the recipe for Caribbean Mangoes and Cream was more than just a dish – it was a symbol of friendship, tradition, and the joy of sharing food with others.

And so, dear reader, I invite you to try this delightful recipe for yourself. Let the flavors of the Caribbean transport you to a sun-kissed paradise, where mangoes are ripe, coconut milk is creamy, and memories are made around the kitchen table. Enjoy every bite, savor every moment, and remember the power of food to bring us together in love and friendship.

With love and gratitude,

Your Grandmother


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