Mango & cardamom syllabub

Mango & cardamom syllabub

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins No cook


Serves 8
Delicious puds, ideal for a post-curry treat and perfect for entertaining as they can be made ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per syllabub

  • kcal537
  • fat39g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars4.2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.07g
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  • 4 large mangoes, peeled and stoned, 2 finely chopped
  • 10 green cardamom pods, seeds removed
  • finely grated zest and juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 85g icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp brandy



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

  • 568ml pot double cream
  • 4 meringue shells, lightly crushed
  • mint sprigs, to serve



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Put the flesh of 2 mangoes in a food processor and blend to a purée. Stir in almost all the finely chopped flesh of the other 2 mangoes, then spoon into the base of 8 glasses.

  2. Grind the cardamom seeds to a powder, then put in a bowl with the lime zest and juice, icing sugar and brandy. Stir well, then tip in the cream and whip until it holds its shape. Fold in the crushed meringue.

  3. Spoon the cream mixture on top of the mango purée, then spoon the remaining chopped mango on top. This can be made 1 hr ahead. Serve decorated with mint sprigs.

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Comments (20)

tootsbaird's picture

Really nice but I think it needs a little more cardamom

liteuser's picture

Brilliant, really easy to do, fantastic result.

bridalzone's picture

simple posh delicious dessert.

amywalsh1985's picture

Made this as part of a 3 course dinner on mothers day and it was the best course! I halved the recipe as I was only cooking for 4, but I felt I had too much mango and not enough cream. I also at first only put 5 crushed cardamon pods in, but in the end after tasting I put the full ten (even though I was using half of the cream)

karinannapfetzer's picture

I used only half the cream as I didn't have the right amount, and we found it was the right balance of fruit and cream. We loved this dessert, it was really refreshing, and so easy to make.

emmaleo's picture

I made this delicious desert as a trial for a dinner party & it is fantastic! The cream has fantastic flavors with the cardamom, brandy and the lime and the crushed meringue adds a lovely texture & sweetness to the desert.
Went down well with my family and will be having this as my desert for my Indian themed dinner party!!

xlauzzax's picture

i did this for my gcse catering exam and got great results!!1
Any ideas for a side dish?/....

wakek09's picture

I made this with a tropical salad at the bottom. It contained pomegranate, kiwi, and passion fruit. I also only used 3 table spoons of brandy instead of 4. Also , I changed it alot, i used a couple of grates of fresh ginger and 1 stem ginger ball out of syrup finely chopped, instead of the cardamons.

tellybwmbas's picture

oooh yes! forgot to put the meringue in so making another one tonight!!!

sjyoungs's picture

yum.......i made this and left out the cardamon, but mixed in passion fruits to the mango puree....divine!!!

littlebee's picture

Absolutely gorge x

lientjedm's picture

I loved this recipe - and so did my guests! To make it a little less fatty I used thick yogurt. Worked like a charm.

lynnhallam's picture

Made this to serve after a thai curry. It was nice and refreshing, I used half fat greek style yoghurt for a slightly healthier dessert. It doesn't thicken up but it is easy enough to eat with a spoon! I got all the different parts ready beforehand and made it up at the last minute so that the meringue doesn't melt. Delicious!!!

akapuleran's picture

This was really light and tasted divine.

sjrudram's picture

Great, unusual flavours - great to impress at a dinner party and works equally as well without the meringue.

emmawemma's picture

Very nice, although made without the brandy and the caradom.

Added some crushed biscuits on top as well.

kabikaj's picture

Whipped this up for dessert for my family after a heavy meal - received great reviews and was quick and easy to make!

shazzie's picture

I made this to follow a curry and it was wonderful. Very easy to make, I made everything beforehand and kept it in two separate containers, just before serving I stirred the meringue into the cream and then arranged it into glasses. Only took a few minutes and it looked great. Got some very positive comments on what a clever choice of desert it was for after a curry!! Will definitely make this again.

abanner's picture

A fabulous dessert - served at a dinner party and got lots of very positive comments.

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