Sunday, August 09, 2009

Mango Sago Dessert

This is such a refreshing dessert to have on a hot and humid days like what we are having here in PA. Temperature here can go up to over 90 degree F and having this for dessert is just pure heaven. It’s not too sweet, thick and with huge chunky fresh mango in it.


2 sweet mango
4 tbsp of sago pearls (soak in cold water for half an hour)
125ml evaporated milk
200 ml mango juice
50 ml water
2-3 tbsp sugar (more if you like it sweeter)

1. Bring about 4 cups of water to boil in a saucepan. Add in sago pearls and bring it up to boil. Once it boils, continue to stir for a minutes and then turn off the heat and cover the saucepan. Leave it for 20 minutes. At this stage the sago pearls should be transparent.
2. Drain the sago from the hot water in a strainer, rinse under cold running water until it cools down and water runs clear and set aside.
3. Peel and cut mango into cubes. Set aside some of the cut mango for garnish.
4. Blended the rest of the mango, sugar with the 50 ml of water until smooth.
5. In a mixing bowl, mix the blended mango, cubed mango, mango juice and milk. Stir well. Add in the sago pearls and stir until well combined.
6. Chill before serving.

Note: If mixture is too thick you can always add extra milk or mango juice to it.


vanillasugarblog said...

I've never used those pearls. Are they just for puddings or can be be used as thickening agents in other dishes?
The humidity you have now we are getting tomorrow. We had a 3-day break in the humidity, but it's coming back, which I hate. Humidity is the worst.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Pretty pretty! I just had a honeydew version at my picnic last week and I am going to try the cantaloupe version today! And then I saw your mango version, cool! This is certainly refreshing when have it cold.

pigpigscorner said...

so pretty! Would love a glass right now!

Anonymous said...

Gert, could do with a glass 2. actually i have most of the ingredients minus the fruit. mango sago for dessert tonite.i have been hibernating all day- 93 degrees . i hate to see what my electric bill is for next month. BGE SUCKS.thanks for the idea and just ignore the rant.


chakhlere said...

Hey thats a amazing recipe!! Never heard of it before!!
Looks yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Can't wait for mango season to try out this recipe! I usually make it with melon (cantalope or honeydew).

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW!! This looks very refreshing! I like all dessert made of mango. Yummy!

Bits said...

Mango is one of my favourite! This is so sweet and appealing!

MamaFaMi said...

That looks refreshing!

p/s : Gert, kalau sudi, do drop by my blog award awaits you...

petite nyonya said...

I agree that this is a wonderful dessert to have, esp when it is really chilled. Looks really tempting!

Yee said...

I saw a really yummy mango lassi post in another blog the other day and was so tempted. And now this delicious mango dessert. Yay to all the wonderful desserts you can make with mango. As always, your presentation is fabulous.

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, this sago pearls are used only for dessert. The temperature here is really hot and humid too. Today it feels like 105 degree! I just can't wait for fall.

LCOM, yea this is really refreshing when eaten cold.

Pigpig, come over and we can have it together :)

Lee, how are doing? The weather here is really hot too. We have the A/C running all day long. I am sure Carlos will pengsan when the elec. bill comes this month :)

Chakhlere, thank you.

Ellie, mango is in season here and it's really cheap. I paid $1 each and they were huge.

Kitchen Corner, me too. I can eat it everyday :)

Bits of taste, mine too!

MamaFami, thank you so much for the award.

Nyonya, thank you.

Yee, thank you.

Noob Cook said...

omg, this has been one of my fave Chinese desserts and I've been looking for an easy recipe for some time already. Gotta try yours soon, thanks for sharing ^_^

Elin Chia said...

Wow, this is nice..sago with mango...great combo. I have to make sure the sago not overcooked otherwise will be too gooey and I know I am not good in this :)

Rachel Hei said...

Your mango sago looks refreshing..^_^
Ya, I try to make the spiral curry puffs using you dough recipe with my curry chicken and it comes out very nice..
Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.^_^

Geraldine said...

Gert, for the past 3 days I keep telling myself I've to go buy mango this weekend... so until then.. everyday I will be thinking and thinking of trying this delicious dessert!!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Noobcook, hope you like this.

Elin, just make sure you wash away all the starch of the sago after cooking it. Then it won't be so gooey.

Rachel, glad that the curry puff turn out well. I went to your blog earlier but you wrote everything in Chinese so I have problem understanding what your wrote..ha ha... So hope you don't mind if sometimes I didn't post any comment there :)

JOAT, ha ha... is the supermarket far away from your house? Hope you will try it out soon.

Geraldine said...

Gert,I finally got to try this recipe.. its very easy.. except for cleaning of the sift for draining the sago pearl... any tips for that? Thanks!!

ICook4Fun said...

JOAT, I just soak the strainer in hot water for 10 min and than I used a little brush to clean it.

Christelle said...

Humm, mango, anotrher of my favs.....

Anonymous said...

How many servings would this recipe make? I'm planning to make this for my family's Christmas dessert. Thank you.

Lynrayryl said...

Many thanks for the recipe. My kids love eating at yum cha restaurant especially when they tasted mango sago. So decided to make one with your recipe. Thanks for sharing your ideas.