Mango and milk pudding

July 1, 2010  •  Category:


Super easy pudding made with mango nectar and milk; just heat up some mango nectar, add some sugar and when it steams add some cornstarch previously diluted in water; a dash of lemon juice is always good with mango otherwise the taste is dull.

Milk pudding is a classic one in Lebanese cuisine and is called muhallabiyeh; for added richness, add some cream or kiri cheese or a can of ashta or clotted cream found in middle-eastern stores.


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 Kiri cheese squares or 1/2 cup of cream
  • 8 tablespoons of cornstarch, divided between puddings
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • 2 cups of mango nectar
  • 2 or more tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2  cup of sugar (or more)


  1. Make the milk pudding first: dilute the cheese or mix the cream with most of the milk, reserving 1/4 cup to dilute the cornstarch in; add the sugar and heat up till steaming; add the cornstarch diluted in a bit of milk and stir for a couple of minutes until thick; add the flavoring and stir; cool and refrigerate till thick.
  2. Do the same operation with the mango nectar, adding the sugar and lemon juice then cornstarch diluted in water.

NOTE: If the mango pudding is too runny, do the following: heat it up in the microwave until it reduces by a third or so. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, place in a saucepan, add the cornstarch and lemon juice, stir while it is steaming; it should thicken in one or two minutes. Add a flavoring if you wish. Pour through a strainer into individual custard cups on top of the thickened and cold milk pudding. Cool and serve cold.


30 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. john@heneedsfood says:

    Ooooh these look silky and heavenly!

  2. A Canadian Foodie says:

    Did you mean to not post a recipe or any writing? This looks incredible – the last post had just a title – PIMM’s

  3. Olive says:

    looks so pretty and the the mango rose too 🙂

  4. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:

    These are wonderful pictures. I am going to be making a mango salad and if I have extra mango, this looks great. This mango puree would also be great with a simple yogurt.

  5. Sushma Mallya says:

    Very beautiful pudding…

  6. Grapefruit says:

    Looks like a beautiful ode to Mango season!

  7. Vanessa says:

    How refreshing and beautiful. I just love your photos.

  8. Rosa says:

    So fresh and delightful!



  9. Lisa says:

    OMG…I was just trying to figure out what I could do with several leftover champagne mangos from the latest Daring Bakers challenge. First off..champagne mangos are the sweetest, best mangos I’ve EVER had..and secondly, what a fantastic way to use them! Those puddings look gorgeeous and delectable!

  10. Bo says:

    Great photos…looks really delicious!

  11. Cherine says:

    Beautiful and fresh. Perfect for summer!

  12. Lea Ann says:

    Beautiful photos! This looks like a wonderful treat.

  13. SYLVIA says:

    Joumana, how good does this look it is the perfect pudding to close the pallet after dinner. You get all the creaminess from the milk, the mango nectar adds a sweet touch and body to the pudding.
    To burn it off, why not dive into that gorgeous shimmering blue carpeted tile pool, This is a dream pool, which should be in an architectural magazine.

  14. Bo says:

    There is the recipe…I came back looking for it.

  15. Katerina says:

    Joumana this pudding looks great.

  16. radia-recettes says:

    tes verrines sont manifique, mais vraiment beau, avec cette chaleur , j’ai vraiment envie d’y gouter, bisou chef joumana.

  17. grace says:

    i love the two distinct layers–what an attractive and tasty treat!

  18. TheKitchenWitch says:

    That’s absolutely gorgeous-looking!

  19. Alina says:

    Looks gooood! I love such light, silky desserts!

  20. pierre says:

    salut joumana il me plait bien ton dessert mango !! pour le voyage je remets ça à plus tard … c’est la vie !! en tous cas merci mais je n’abandonne pas l’idée
    bizz Pierre

  21. Devaki says:

    Ooh Joumana ! You are the Queen of puddings. One of these days I will grasp the skill till then I must admire yours.

    Your pudding flavor combinations are just out of the world and this is no exception 🙂

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  22. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    I see kiri cheese all the time in our Turkish shop but I never buy it. Is it good? Obviously but…..maybe I’ll buy some and try tomorrow. Love the dessert!

  23. Dana says:

    What a gorgeously elegant but simple dessert for summer. Sounds just perfect Joumana!

  24. Sook says:

    Oh that pudding looks irresistible! So beautiful too!

  25. deeba says:

    Hello there Joumana. Gorgeous puds…and now you have me craving some Pimms as well! Guess what… you won my CSN giveaway. Could you send me your cytc so that CSN Stores can get in touch with you?
    {Been here a few times, and presumed you had become a no comment blogger too. Discovered a register feature today!! DUH?}

  26. Sirvart says:

    Love your blog !!! can you tell me what is Kiri cheese squares or if there is a more familiar equivalent. Thank you !!!

    • Joumana says:

      Kiri is a cheese spread made in Denmark and used A LOT in Lebanon; it is white and very creamy and the equivalent would be Philadelphia cream cheese.

  27. OysterCulture says:

    That mango pudding is so beautiful, I’d fill guilty sinking my spoon in for the first bite, and then I’d get over it to consume what looks to be an amazing dessert.t.

  28. Eve@CheapEthnicEatz says:

    Oh what a beautiful pudding. It looks awesome. Great tip about the lemon to make mango not dull

  29. Kathy Boyes says:

    Lovely pudding – also loved the orange & milk one. New technique to me. Wonderful website – thank you!

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