This is my mum’s recipe that I have grown up with!! My family has this regularly when Mango’s are in season! This is a refreshing and delicious dessert, snack or a ‘bring a plate’ dish in summer! It is a super simple dish and a hit with everyone in the family!!
Prepare and add mangoes into a large baking pan/roasting tray.
Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl.
I made this for my dad’s birthday ‘cake’ this year. He doesn’t like cake or ice-cream, and he is a keen gardener so this was perfect for him! His birthday is also a few days after the boys, so we celebrated his birthday with theirs this year, and as I was really busy with the boys cakes, this was great as this could be pre-made the day or 2 before!
I made the Chocolate Soil 2 days beforehand, Milo Mousse the night beforehand (and set it in the pot straight away), assembled the Chocolate Soil on top of the Milo Mousse in the morning of the day, and kept it in the fridge until ‘cake cutting’ and serving time.
Serve on a tray with gardening gloves and a spade (I couldn’t find a clean one, so used one of the boys toy mini rakes instead) but in hindsight I should have thought ahead and bought a new clean one – as it would look fantastic with this! I used an Ikea Socker Plant Pot (which is 99 cents) to display this dessert in – looks pot planty, and I felt the metal was ‘cleaner’ than using a terracotta type pot.
My family loves Milo especially my husband, so I thought I would incorporate it into one of his favourite desserts, chocolate mousse! This tastes like the mousse version of Milo icecream (the small ones from the convenience stores) with the bits of blitzed chocolate chips through it! YUM!!
Add the chocolate chips and blitz – 5 seconds/Speed 7. Set aside.
Place butterfly in bowl. Beat for 20 seconds/Speed 4.
Add the blitzed chocolate chips to the mousse mixture and beat a further 10 seconds/Speed 4.
Beat until thickened and has the ‘frangipani’ look
Serve in 6 small glasses. You can either spoon the mousse in, or pipe it in with a piping bag:
Fill piping bag with mousse
Place in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Serve sprinkled with Milo/Choc chips!
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Add chocolate chips to bowl and blitz - 5 seconds/Speed 7. Set aside.
Place butterfly into bowl. Add thickened cream, Milo, cocoa and sugar. Beat - 20 seconds/Speed 4.
Add the blitzed chocolate chips and beat - 10 seconds/Speed 4. If it has not thickened, keep beating 5 seconds at a time, until the cream has thickened, and has the 'frangipani' look at the top.
Place in fridge to chill for a few hours.
Serve sprinkled with extra Milo/chocolate chips!
*Be careful not to overbeat or you'll get Milo flavoured butter!!!
*Light cream DOES NOT work!
*Thickened cream (and pure cream) works best cold and straight out of the fridge.
*For some reason, the brand/use-by-date/cow etc always differs and affects the timing of the whipping. Keep an eye on it through the MC hole and if it looks 'frangipani' then it is ready to go, however the total 30 seconds generally seems to be the golden number!
*The texture gets more aerated and 'mousse' like the longer you leave it (i.e. overnight)