Mango Fool (Or Papaya or Banana...)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted for ZWT, I haven't made it yet so yield and time are a guess. Any tropical fruit can be used here. I would think the pudding might need some vanilla or coconut extract added once it's thickened.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Heat coconut milk and water in double boiler or heavy saucepan over low heat, do not boil.
  3. In a bowl, mix sugar into beaten eggs. Slowly stir in about 1/2 cup of the heated milk to the egg-sugar mixture to temper.
  4. Slowly stir the egg-sugar mixture into heated milk. Cook on low heat until thickened into a custard, stirring gently and continuously.
  5. Add salt to taste. Refrigerate custard.
  6. FRUIT.
  7. While custard is cooling, peel, seed and chop fruit. Cook the fruit by bringing water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Add fruit pieces, reduce heat and cook until tender, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Mash fruit or press through a sieve. Refrigerate.
  9. SERVE.
  10. Gently fold together cooled custard and cooled fruit. Spoon into serving bowls and top with whipped cream.


Most Helpful

I scaled back for 2 serves and used 1/2 a pawpaw which I cooked up and roughly mashed with a potato masher to leave a bit of texture to the dish rather than a smooth dish. I ended up with 4 small desserts and the DM and the DS for whom I made it thoroughly enjoyed just as was without the cream (didn't have any) and looking forward to having the other 2 tonight. Thank you puppitypup, made for All You Can Cook Buffet.

I'mPat March 27, 2012

Lovely dessert! Like Syd I decreased the amount of water. Also I halved the sweetener, using xylitol, because the papaya I used was already very sweet. As it was so hot, I didn't care to cook the papaya but just pureed it in the blender, folded it into the custard and refridgerated it for two hours. Absolutely declicious - thanks for posting! Will make this again for sure. Made for When it's hot / when it's not tag game (diabetes forum).

Mia in Germany July 11, 2010

Made this dessert for the Africa challenge on Sweet Desserts & made with a substitution for the sugar! Taking a hint from Susiecat's review, I kept in mind using less water in the custard & more mango in the fruit part! So, in the custard I substituted 1/2 cup of honey for the sugar while lowering the amount of water to 3/4 cup! Then, with the fruit, I used 3 mangoes instead of 2, so in order to increase the sweetner a little more, too, I used 4 tablespoons of honey & 1 teaspoon of water in place of the 4 tablespoons of sugar that I would have used! A lot of juggling, but definitely worth the effort, 'cause this dessert was nicely flavored with the mango & sweet enough without using any sugar! An interesting challenge! [Made & reviewed while touring Africa on Zaar's World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike June 29, 2008

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