Easy Mango Pudding with Coconut Milk

The dessert for the Chinese theme dishes in the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors is Easy Mango Pudding with Coconut Milk. Mango pudding is a very popular dessert item in dim sum restaurants.



  • 2 medium to large ripe mangoes, or 6 ounces frozen mango chunks
  • 1 packet unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light coconut milk


Source: adapted from Darlene Schmidt

Prep time: 20 minutes;  Chill time: 2 hours;  Serve 4 to 6

Paul and June prepared this Easy Mango Pudding with Coconut Milk


For this Chinese New Year lunch, Stella also prepared a Chinese Tangrams game for the seniors to exercise their brains. It’s a fun way to end a meal.


Easy-Mango-Pudding-10-200x300Measure the water into a microwave-safe container and heat until steaming, about 1.5 to 2 minutes. While stirring the water with a whisk or fork, sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water and stir briskly in order not to have any lumps. Add the sugar to the gelatin mixture and stir to dissolve.
Easy-Mango-Pudding-11-200x300Place the frozen mango chunks in a food processor or blender and blitz to crate a smooth mango puree. Add gelatin mixture to the mango in the food processor/blender. Also add the coconut milk. Blitz briefly until ingredients are combined.
Easy-Mango-Pudding-12-200x300Pour into dessert bowls or cups and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Serve with fresh fruit.

Paul and June, thank you for making this delicious dessert.

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  1. etranger

    Is the yogurt cup just holding the sugar? I don’t see yogurt in the pictures or recipe text, and I don’t think I remember any strawberry flavor to mango pudding, so it must be.

    Thanks for the recipe! I have always wondered how to make this. When we get it, it is always served out of the mold with a little cream (or evaporated milk? I am not sure) on top.

    1. Suanne

      Hi etranger, the sugar is in the yogurt container as the kitchen recycles whenever possible.

  2. flown

    hi suanne,

    i was wondering if i can use regular coconut milk for this recipe.. i have a lot of cans of regular coconut milk at home and want to use them up. will it change the outcome of the pudding?

    also, can i sub the mangoes for any other fruits? if say i wanted strawberry pudding, can i sub in for strawberries? (theyre getting cheaper again the last couple of weeks)


    1. Suanne

      Hi flown, you can always substitute with regular coconut milk. The kitchen uses light version because this recipe is for the seniors who watch their diet. I have never had strawberry pudding. It sounds like a good idea. Let me know your outcome.

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