You may not be able to go to a tropical place right this moment, but you can enjoy a tropical food! Grab some mangoes on your way home- they're delicious, and also high in vitamins A and C!
Because of the large seed in the middle, some people don't know how to cut it, but it's really easy once you know the trick: place a mango on a cutting board with the stem end facing down. Then, place your knife to ~1/2 inch outside the center and cut down. Repeat for the other side. Without cutting through the skin, make long slices down the length of the mango, then cut crosswise to form cubes. Gently press the skin up from underneath to turn the mango inside out.
Ripe mangoes are delicious on their own, but if you want to treat yourself with a nice dessert, try our mango mousse. Here is the recipe!
- 4 ripe mangoes (but and peeled)
- 1 1/3 cup condensed milk
- 2 tsp of unflavored gelatin (dissolved in ¼ cup of water)
- 2 ½ - 3 cups of light whipped cream (such as Cool Whip Lite)
- Add the mangoes to a blender and puree for a few seconds.
- Add in condensed milk and the gelatin dissolved in water. Blend until well combined.
- Place light whipped cream in a bowl. Add the mango puree into the whipped cream and fold until well incorporated.
- Place into the container of your choice. Keep it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
- Top with your favorite fruits and whipped cream as desired.
- Mango. Ohio Department of Education Web site. https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Other-Resources/Food-and-Nutrition/Resources-and-Tools-for-Food-and-Nutrition/Fresh-Fruit-and-Vegetable-Classroom-Education-Mate/FRUIT-MANGO.pdf.aspx. Accessed April 28, 2018.