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Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding

02/05/2019
 


An addictive Cantonese sweet dessert you can make any night of the week with just a few ingredients. Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding is light and refreshing, the perfect ending to a delicious meal. 

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Do you ever love a food so much that before you know it, you’ve made up a theme song for it? 

Well, let us introduce you to our much beloved… 🎶 co-co-nut SAgooooooooo 🎶

Oh yeah!

Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding is the dessert we turn to when dessert is 100% necessary in life. 😂 

You don’t need to be prepared super well in advance.

All you need is a few basic ingredients that we often have sitting there waiting for us in our pantry just begging to be crafted into a sweetly delicious and innocent looking dessert. 

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In this post, we’ll quickly go through:

  • What is Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding?
  • Is sago pudding healthy?
  • How to make Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding
  • What toppings go best with Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding?

 

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What is Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding?

Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding is a sweetened Asian dessert made with sago pearls stewed into a pudding with coconut cream, sugar and fruit topping. 

Sago pearls are made from starch extracted from sago palm stems. They have a similar look, taste and feel to tapioca pearls, however tapioca is made from cassava roots. You might have already come across them as the deliciously chewy balls in the bottom of Asian bubble teas. 

Is sago pudding healthy?

Sago is gluten free, low in fat, and prized for its carbohydrates, making it a great filler or staple food.

You’ll usually find it paired with other ingredients that are nutrient-dense but low in calories, where it lends its superpower as a rich source of energy. 

Coconut cream, meanwhile, is high in fat content. Some people avoid coconut cream for this reason, but like everything, it’s fine in moderation. If you’re concerned about using coconut cream, you can always opt for coconut milk which is thinner and lighter in fat content. Coconut cream is a delicious alternative to dairy milk and its health benefits even include lowering cholesterol levels and boosting the immune system!

Enjoyed in moderation, coconut sago is a naturally sweet gluten-free dessert and can be a healthier alternative to European-style puddings. 

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How to make Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding

Coconut & Mango Sago is a great dessert for making in advance when you have guests to entertain or a busy evening schedule.

When making the sago, the trick is to soak it in the water and coconut first for half an hour to help soften it and quicken the hands-on time it takes to stir it continuously on the stove.

Once cooked, it’s a matter of mixing in the sugar, topping with mango or your preferred fruit, and popping it in the fridge ready to serve when you are! 

What toppings go best with sago pudding

Some of the more traditional toppings include:

  • mango,
  • passionfruit syrup
  • banana

But you could even try infusing with star anise and cinnamon, or pandan essence for a sweet vanilla hit, or opt for a tropical blend of coconut, mango and lime or caramelised ginger.

Mouth. Watering.  

😋

Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding Recipe - An addictive Cantonese sweet dessert you can make any night of the week with just a few ingredients. It's super light and refreshing, the perfect ending to a delicious meal. | wandercooks.com #mango #coconut #sago #dessert #wandercooks

Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding Recipe - An addictive Cantonese sweet dessert you can make any night of the week with just a few ingredients. Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding is light and refreshing, the perfect ending to a delicious meal. | wandercooks.com #mango #coconut #sago #dessert #wandercooks

Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding

An addictive Cantonese sweet dessert you can make any night of the week with just a few ingredients. Coconut & Mango Sago Pudding is light and refreshing, the perfect ending to a delicious meal. 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Wandercooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sago
  • 300 ml water
  • 400 ml coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tin mango slices in syrup
  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 6 mint sprigs

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, pour in your sago, coconut cream and water and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Place sago on medium heat and stir continuously to avoid sticking. The sago should cook through and become sticky in around 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove sago from the heat and add in your sugar, stirring through.
  • Spoon mixture into dessert glasses and allow to cool.
  • Top with mango, dessicated coconut and mint, then chill until ready to be served.

Notes

You can prepare this dessert the day before or in the morning, to free up more time to work on your other courses or spend time with guests.
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    29/07/2019 at 4:59 pm

    This looks so good, full of summer flavour!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      31/07/2019 at 10:49 am

      I know! Best part is we can enjoy the flavours of summer anytime with this dish!

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    07/05/2019 at 2:44 pm

    This looks awesome. I love alll the flavors.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/05/2019 at 9:31 am

      Oh thanks Jere! It is a pretty awesome flavour combo. You can also add pandan flavouring if you wanted to kick it up another notch!

  • Reply
    Adriana
    07/05/2019 at 2:37 pm

    What a perfect easy dessert love it for teh hot Florida weather most definitly need ot try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/05/2019 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Adriana! We love that you can soak them in advance to cut down on the cooking time, especially when you don’t want to be slaving over a stove in the heat!

  • Reply
    Beth
    07/05/2019 at 2:11 pm

    I can tell that I am going to love, love this dessert! Mangos are my all time favorite so this is now my all time favorite!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/05/2019 at 9:36 am

      Ohh yay! That’s exciting Beth! Mangoes are the bomb!Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    07/05/2019 at 1:46 pm

    Lovely presentation and a surely delicious dessert. Love the Mango option too. The flavor of coconut and combination of ingredients amazing.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/05/2019 at 9:37 am

      Thanks for your feedback Veena! It is a combo that works well. You can also try adding passionfruit if you wanted even more texture!

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    07/05/2019 at 1:42 pm

    This is such a pretty looking recipe! I love the photos and it sounds delicious. I look forward to making it and tasting what sounds like great flavours!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/05/2019 at 9:38 am

      Cheers Adrianne! Thank you for your kind words, hope you have fun cooking this one!

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