So this is an extrapolated recipe from Shadowdancer Duskstar, who put it in the comments of a recent post. The Ginja Ninja loves mango, and as we took a trip to Jungle Jim’s and I was able to score a few nice ripe ones (although they were Brazilian, I’m not sure what the difference would be?) I decided to give the mango cheesecake a whirl.
I did have to fudge it a little – I wasn’t sure what size can of sweetened condensed milk, for instance, and I cut open one mango and realized it was too far gone, so I subbed in a can of mango slices. Also, the whole cheesecake bit was completely experimental! So…
This is her original recipe in italics. My version will be in the printable box.
blend mango flesh from 3 large mangoes,
a can of sweetened condensed milk and
a 375 ml can of evaporated milk together,
then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Dissolve 2 packs of mango flavored jello (or flavorless jello) in the recommended amount of hot water + 50 ml,
stirring until completely dissolved.
Mix the mango mixture with the jello liquid until thoroughly blended with an electric hand mixer,
then spoon into small ramekins or serving dishes.
You’ll probably end up with a LOT if using small ramekins.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
I reckon, you could turn that into cheesecake by blending in a bar of cream cheese and
adding another mango / flavorless gelatin package (but not the full additional water, to firm up the cheesecake really well.)
Then spoon on top of crushed cookies mixed with butter…
I started out with the three ripe mangoes and wound up using a 14 oz can of mango slices in light syrup, I reserved the syrup and added it to the gelatine liquids.
- three large ripe mangoes
- 12 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 14 oz can of evaporated milk
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 packets mango jello
- 2 tbsp plain gelatine powder
- 2 cups hot water plus about 1/2 cup cold (or mango liquid)
- hard cookies, crumbed
- 1/3 c melted butter
I found the mango jello at a halal market, if you’re having trouble locating some. You can also (no surprise!) find it on Amazon, in a familiar brand. Mine was something in Arabic, so I’ve no idea.
The flavor is very good, very mango. The texture is not really akin to cheescake, it’s not that velvety crumb. It’s more like jello but not so jelly, if that makes any sense at all. While very rich, it’s not terribly sweet. It would be a fantastic cool summer dessert with no need to heat the house baking. I liked it, as did the Ginja Ninja. The Little Man, who is prone to drama at times, stated that it tasted like kale-spinach-celery smoothies and he wasn’t eating any. The First Reader, who is NOT a mango fan, made a noncommittal noise and handed the spoon back “all yours.”