Mango Puff

Mango Puff

Gelatina de Mango

Recipe Yield

12 individual gelatins

Cooking time

1 hour 20 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 7 votes


  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups cubed mango fresh or thawed from frozen
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup diced fresh mango or berries (optional for garnish)

To Prepare

  • Pour 1 cup lukewarm water into a medium heatproof bowl and add 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin. Stir and let rest until mixture puffs up, it will increase slightly in volume, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a small saucepan (that can hold the heatproof bowl) with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place bowl with the gelatin mixture on top the saucepan, creating a water bath or double boiler. Let the bowl rest there, stirring occasionally, until gelatin completely dissolves, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a blender along with the mango chunks and lime juice, puree until completely smooth. Add the diluted gelatin and blend on low speed for a few seconds to combine. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Let it begin to set as you whip up the cream.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream until it holds soft peaks. Fold the whipped cream with the mango gelatin until fully combined.
  • Pour into individual gelatin molds or ramekins, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until completely chilled and set, at least an hour. Alternatively you can pour it onto a container, and let it chill and spoon onto bowls later.
  • When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator and decorate with diced fresh mango or berries of your choice, if desired. Or if chilled in a large bowl, spoon onto individual bowls.


41comments inMango Puff

  1. JR

    Jul 29

    I’ve made this recipe now with different fruits (strawberries, peaches and mango of course) and it always comes out perfect. Gracias, Pati!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 20

      So glad to hear, thanks so much JR!

  2. Maria

    Jul 14

    Hi Pati:
    Made the Mango Puff but used peaches instead. It was such a big hit and so refreshing and delicious.
    Will make it again. Thanks for all your delicious recipes.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 28

      Great idea Maria, so glad it was a hit!

  3. Anna

    Jan 15

    Thank you, my Grandchildren love Mango Puff.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 06

      Awesome, hugs to them and to you Anna!

  4. Asia Lakatos

    Aug 07

    Pati..I just Love your recipes..very easy…you explain them so well..i will be making the Mango Puff soon for my kids..I also Love your Interactions with your family..You are so full of Love and Care so much for them all…It is Incredible in today’s world. Thank You Sweet Girl…Getting your cookbook soon too…Keep up the Great work. Enjoy you so much…

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 15

      Thanks for so much kindness Asia, you are very sweet 🙂 I hope you and the kids enjoy the Mango Puff, abrazos to all!

  5. Debbie

    Feb 22

    I love everything that you cook and everything that you make to drink I just love watching you you’re so down to earth and so enjoy watching you on TV and looking at your recipes on Facebook thank you

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Thanks so much Debbie, you are way too kind, un abrazo!

  6. Liz M

    Jul 31

    I just made this with peaches. I would have loved mango, but our mangoes aren’t ripe yet and our peaches are super juicy summer ripe today, and I was impatient to make this now. It’s SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS! I’m going to keep this in my quick dessert repertoire and can’t wait to do this again with mangoes when they ripen. Thank you for giving us so much inspiration!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 05

      Awesome Liz, peaches are perfect in this recipe too, enjoy!

  7. RMorgan

    Jul 19

    Another amazing recipe Patti! I’m glad you don’t include the calories in your recipes 😂 this one is worth every one!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

      Thanks R! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  8. GiGi Gonzalez

    Jul 14

    I can’t wait to try this! Mango is one of three daughters favorite fruit! As soon as we get out of this quarantine! We’re waiting for results on one of my other daughters!🙏🏼🕊

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Good luck Gigi, hope the results come out negative and everyone is OK, hugs to all!

  9. Karla

    Mar 01

    Can’t wait to try mango puff. We have 5 mango trees here in south Florida. and I am always searching for ways to use an abundance of mangos.

    1. Pati

      Mar 02

      Oh how lucky to have so many mango trees, Karla! Hope you love the Mango Puff.

  10. Catherine

    Jun 09

    How much does each serving make? 1/2 cup?

    1. Pati

      Jun 13

      It depends on the glasses you use…I usually use a 6-8 oz glass or ramekin.

  11. West Coast fan

    May 05

    Thank you for your yummy recipe, it has now become a must have at our gatherings, thanks a million!!!! I have made them with papaya and they are amazing!!!!

    1. Pati

      May 06

      So happy to hear this. Thank YOU!

  12. Peter

    Feb 08

    Hi Pati
    Thank you, my family love this desert👍

    1. Pati

      Feb 08


  13. mary

    Jul 15

    Can I freeze this?

    1. Pati

      Jul 17

      Yes you can Mary!

  14. Tierra

    Jun 04

    What is a good substitute for the gelatin? Would chia work and how much? Agar agar?

    1. Pati

      Jun 09

      I have heard agar agar works very well, but I haven’t tried it myself…

  15. Kathy

    Mar 23

    Just made this recipe with mangoes I froze when they were in season. Pati, your program is one of my most favorite cooking shows – lovely host, delicious recipes. Others in my family appreciate it, too. The first time my sister kept her three year old grandson overnight, he was missing his mom, so she asked him what they could do to make him feel better. He said, “Let’s watch a cooking show.” They turned on the TV and found an episode of “Pati’s Mexican Table” airing. This darling child found the additional comfort he needed, and made it through his first overnight away from mom just fine.

    1. Pati

      Mar 28

      This warms my heart, Kathy!!! =)

  16. Dulce

    Feb 17

    Made the mango puffs yesterday, since mangos are on season here in CA, and I loved them. Love watching your show!!!

    1. Pati

      Feb 18

      Thank you so much for tuning in and for trying the recipe! Mmmm fresh mangoes!

  17. Monica

    Dec 07

    Hi Pati,

    I’m from Indonesia, and this episode just came out last week (or maybe I just happened to watch it..hihihiii), anyway…can you share the youtube link for this recipe/episode.

    Thank a lot pati,

    1. Pati

      Dec 07

      I don’t have a video link for the recipe but you can contact your local station and ask them to play it! Will try to post a video soon. Thank you so much for tuning in! =)

  18. Nellie

    Aug 24

    Hi Pati! My 11 year old daughter and I just found your program this summer and absolutely love you! You and your recipes are great! My daughter, Kristin, made the mango puff and we sandwiched some between graham crackers and froze them. Very yummy “ice cream” sandwiches!

    1. Pati

      Aug 31

      Hola Nellie, Thank you so much for watching! Great idea to make the mango puff into “ice cream” sandwiches!!

  19. cindi wood

    Jul 25

    what other fruits could you substitute for the maango

    1. Pati

      Jul 28

      So many! Apricots, peaches, papaya, berries, passionfruit, guava, mamey… your pick!

  20. Paola

    Jun 28

    Thank you for your fantastic program I look forward every weekend to watch you I wish the program was in the air every day I have learned so much from your cooking I love it . I am salvadorean I love your food I wish I can eat it while I watch you show . I admire you and your wonderful family you are an inspiration. God bless you.

    1. Pati

      Jul 05

      Same to you, Paola, thank you so much for watching.

  21. Liz

    Apr 30

    Thank you Pati for the nice dessert recipe.

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