Thursday, February 18, 2010

Service Boot Camp: Such A (Mango) Treat

Letter from Basic Training: Day 18

Platoon-mates...It's been a long, cold month of Service Boot Camp.
You've been serving valiantly.

You deserve a treat.

Trust me...this Mango Fool Parfait is the bomb.

Run out today and get yourself some mangos, lime juice & heavy whipping cream.

And whip up this treat for yourself (but don't forget to share the extras).

This is by far my favorite fresh fruit treat!

I give you:

Mango Fool Parfait

1 1/2 cups puréed mango (2 large mangos yield 21/4 cups puree)
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons rum (substitute with pineapple juice, water, or just leave this out)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream, whipped
3 cups chopped mango 4 to 5 mangos)
1. Combine mango purée, sugar, lime juice and rum. Fold in whipped cream. Place 1⁄4 cup chopped mango in each of 6 parfait glasses. Top with 3⁄4 cup mango cream mixture and 1⁄4 cup chopped mango. Top each with a dollop of remaining mango cream mixture. Serves 6.

Recipe adapted from Chef Allen Susser, Aventura, Fla. Relish a Taste of America, "Crazy for Mangos," July 2008.

These are best chilled.
Just put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes or so, and enjoy!
We added raspberries just because we had them.

I ran out tonight and dropped two of these off to a couple who I thought could use a refreshing treat. I had hoped to sneak into her kitchen and leave it for her, but she ended up being home when I came over. (Drats!) I've decided that everyone needs a friend whose house you can just come in to...It's so very welcoming.

Day 18: What can I say? Serving others is sweet. And this service adventure was oh, so, sweet.

1 comment:

  1. it's great when you treat your own family too at the same time. sounds delicious...