Mango Fool Recipe

Mango Fool Recipe - Nevis Island

Mango Fool Recipe From Nevis


1 lb ripe but firm Nevis mangoes
Sugar to taste
2 – 3 tbsp water
Small piece of cinnamon stick
2 tbsp cream or evaporated milk
Custard (¼ pint)
¼ pt milk
1 egg yolk
Sugar to taste
Vanilla extract


  1. Peel and slice the mangoes, then stew the flesh with water and cinnamon. Rub through sieve or use a food processor to puree.
  2. Make the custard and set aside to cool.
  3. Add the custard to the mango puree and sweeten to taste.
  4. Whip the cream a bit, and to it add the fruit and custard mixture.
  5. Pour into one bowl or individual serving bowls (#ad) before chilling.
  6. Garnish the mango fool with mango slices.

Note: Any soft fruit may be used, and water may be added where necessary. Lemon juice and rind may be added to give flavor, and coloring can be added if required.

Mango Fool History

“Fool” is a heavenly indulgence and is the best way to eat a fruit. It is a traditional English dessert made by puréeing the fruit and folding it with a sweet custard. But nowadays it is just combined with whipped cream leaving the custard. This classic English dessert dates back to the early 16th century and the word fool is believed to have originated from the French word “fouler” – meaning to mash or press. But wiki says this inference was rejected by the Oxford Dictionary (#ad) stating that this is inconsistent and baseless with the early use of the word.

The most common fruit used are the berries. Strawberry, gooseberry, raspberry and apart from these apples, kiwi, mango are also used. This preparation has three steps. Puréeing the fruit, making the sweet custard and then assembling it with whipped cream . These preps can be made in a day advance and refrigerated. This makes it a to-go party dessert. This rich foamy chilled dessert is a sure crowd pleaser.

Mango Fruit Benefits

Mangoes are sweet, creamy fruits that have a range of possible health benefits. They are highly popular around the world.

The mango is a member of the drupe family. This is a type of plant food with a fleshy outer section that surrounds a shell, or pit. This pit contains a seed. Olives, dates, and coconuts are also part of this family.

There are many different kinds of mango. They vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. Although mango skin can be green, red, yellow, or orange, its inner flesh is mostly golden yellow.

This feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. In this article, we explore the many benefits of mangoes, explain their nutritional breakdown, and provide a few healthful recipe ideas.

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