Manila Mango Charlotte

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A manila mango charlotte is the perfect dessert for a grilling party
A manila mango charlotte is the perfect dessert for a grilling party

A manila mango charlotte is the perfect dessert for a grilling party. It is made with fresh manila mangoes, condensed milk, lemon juice and maria wafers. And requires no baking!

Ingredients for making the Manila Mango Charlotte
Ingredients for making the Manila Mango Charlotte

This dessert will wow everyone in your party and you will be surprised how easy it is to make. You can even involve your children to help you prepare this luscious manila mango charlotte.

A manila mango charlotte is the perfect dessert for a grilling party

Manila Mango Charlotte

Chef Adriana Martin
A manila mango charlotte is the perfect dessert for a grilling party. It is made with fresh manila mangoes, condensed milk, lemon juice and maria wafers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 10 servings
Calories 89 kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • round mold preferably with opening clamp

Ingredients
  

  • 6 manila mangos
  • 2 cans condensed milk 12 ounces or 397 grams each
  • 3 persian limes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 packages maria wafers
  • 1/3 fresh mango coulis sauce
  • 7 blackberries
  • 7 gooseberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds plumpled

Instructions
 

  • Clean the manila mangoes and remove the skin, you can cut in chunks if desired. Add the two cans of condensed milk to the blender along with the mango flesh, the lemon juice of three limes, the lemon zest and blend until getting a smooth cream.
  • Cut a round of the parchment paper measuring the bottom of your mold. Then cut another piece of the parchment paper that will serve to surround the cake. This is needed to allow the charlotte to come out easily from the mold when ready to serve.
  • Cover the mold using the parchment paper you cut and add the maria wafers, then pour some of the mango cream and repeat the process until making three to four layers.
  • Refrigerate the charlotte overnight and take out of the mold before serving removing the parchment paper.
  • Decorate with mango coulis sauce, fresh blackberries, gooseberries and plumped chia seeds.

Notes

This recipe has the benefit that you need to prepare the day before so that the ingredients can set to be able to cut slices just like you would do with a cake. As well as does not require baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1354IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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And now you might ask, but what is a “charlotte” or why it is called like that. A charlotte is prepared like a trifle dessert. In the old times this dessert was invented to repurpose stale bread to avoid food waste. Charlottes were served warm or cold and now the stale bread has been replaced with the use of lady fingers or sponge cake.

Making the Manila Mango Charlotte
Making the Manila Mango Charlotte

Typically custard and or fruit fillings are used to prepare the charlotte along with bread crumbs all put together in layers to form a cake.

Refrigerate the manila mango charlotte overnight for better results
Refrigerate the manila mango charlotte overnight for better results

The dessert debut in the eighteenth century and was named Charlotte Russe. The dessert was created by Chef Marie-Antonin Careme. She made the dessert in a round mold surrounded with ladyfingers and then filled with Bavarian cream.

Charlottes are a very nice dessert and common in the Mexican cuisine too. We make a coffee charlotte with cafe de olla, coffee liquor and lady fingers that rocks your world. I will be publishing that recipe soon.

You can pair the Manila Mango Charlotte with other fresh seasonal fruits
You can pair the Manila Mango Charlotte with other fresh seasonal fruits

But going back to this manila mango charlotte dessert. Every time I prepare the charlotte everyone goes bunkers about it. The flavors are so good and you can pair with other fresh seasonal fruits.

Cut slices just like you would do with a cake
Cut slices just like you would do with a cake

While I was at the market I found gooseberries, which I love and blackberries, both ingredients pair very nicely with the mango cream used in the charlotte. And to add another element of surprise I garnished the charlotte with mango coulis and plumped chia.

Manila Mango Charlotte made with fresh manila mangoes, condensed milk, lemon juice and maria wafers
Manila Mango Charlotte made with fresh manila mangoes, condensed milk, lemon juice and maria wafers

This manila mango charlotte screams yumminess and could be a fancy dessert to add to your menu without breaking the bank or a sweat. This recipe has the benefit that you need to prepare the day before so that the ingredients can set to be able to cut slices just like you would do with a cake. As well as does not require baking.

Try my charlotte dessert this summer season you will love it. And believe me you won’t be able to eat just one slice!

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Cheryl

Hi, I’m going to make this delicious-looking dessert, but am curious about the condensed milk: what is the amount in the can? In the States the cans are small (5 oz) but I’m in Mexico and the can contains 380 grams. Thank you!

Fabiola Rodriguez

I know what I’m making for dessert this weekend!!! Yesssssssss

Denise

That would be perfect for this upcoming weekend. Love that it includes chia seeds!

Lauren

So cool! This sort of reminds me of banana pudding but 10 times better

LIz Mays

Adriana, that looks insanely delicious! I adore mango, and this would be such a treat! I miss you, by the way!

Marye

I’ve never had anything like this. WOW! Sounds so good. 🙂

Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

I’ve never had one of these before, but it sounds DELICIOUS! SO perfect for summer 😀

Carrie

Looks great! I love anything with mango!

CourtneyLynne

Omg this sounds beyond delicious!!! Mangos are an all time favorite of mine! Must give this a try

Audrey Kidwell

this looks really good and simple to make!

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