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Green Mango Posset

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I told you I used to enjoy walking home as opposed to taking the bus when I was in primary school. One popular shortcut was called “Wall”, which was basically a section of a wall around Ngei I estate that had collapsed and allowed passer by’s to cut through the estate enroute to other parts. Besides wall being a shorter route, we liked it because of the mango trees that grew close to the wall. We definitely helped ourselves to their sweet green mangoes before proceeding with our walk home. One evening, dogs from a nearby home  escaped and came furiously at us while we were lazily chowing down mangoes we weren’t meant to be eating. Was it a sign form God? Maybe. The boys immediately took to their heels and left us *rolls eyes*. It was too late to start running too so we started climbing the tree (of course we never reached high enough), screaming, with tears streaming down our faces. A watch man heard us, came and chased the dogs away. We descended and went home so fast without turning back! The collapsed wall was eventually repaired and our favorite shortcut was no more. We resorted to using the long route there henceforth.

This is the memory I always have when I see green mangoes. Green mangoes are common through out East Africa. I like them so much because they have a distinct sweet taste unique to just them. I used one of my favorite mango varieties to make what is now my FAVORITE dessert yet. Just three ingredients! Trust me, you can make this green mango posset too :))

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Green Mango Posset Ingredients:

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1 cup of double/heavy/whipping cream

3 tablespoons of granulated/icing sugar

4 tablespoons of blended green mango pulp

Lemon slices for garnish.


Peel your mango and put it in a blender. Blitz it until it becomes pulpy. Set aside. Ensure your mango is very ripe and sweet. Green mangoes can be found all around but in the event you cannot find this particular kind of mango, you can use any other you can readily get.

green mango is a common mango variety grown in Kenya and has a distinct taste different form the other srtains

Put the cream in a sufuria, together with the icing sugar and bring to a boil while stirring on low heat. Stir continuously. You can purchase this cream in any supermarket in the dairy section. This will take about 2-3 minutes.

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Remove from the heat once it has simmered and set aside.

Pour in the blended mango pulp and mix it in until evenly distributed. Allow this to cool slightly then pour into your glasses and proceed to freeze them.

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I almost drunk this mixture in a second because it was so so delicious! My kitchen smelt really great too. Be careful not to gulp yours down too, the temptation is very real.

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Your green mango posset  will take 2 – 4 hours for it to set depending on your quantities. So keep checking probably after 30-40 minutes. You can also make this in a bigger batch and just keep it in the freezer for future munching.

After is has set, remove from the freezer and garnish with your lemon slices or fresh mint if you have some and serve.

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Let me say this again: This is my FAVORITE dessert yet!  And having incorporated my favorite fruit in it just made me love this green mango posset more. Really how easy was it to make? A bit too easy! I will be experimenting with different other fruits, strawberries, peaches and pretty much everything *drools*

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No ice cream? No problem! This is all you will ever need!This green mango posset was very creamy, rich, perfectly sweet and absolutely perfect for sunny Nairobi! Doesn’t this bite belong on your tongue?

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  1. Rachael@safari254

    Now why are you putting this up when mango season is almost over? ? I’ll definitely try this, desserts are my weakness.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Key word- almost :)). But even when mango season has passed, you can use any other fruit- lemon, orange, berries etc. This is one flexible dessert!

  2. Nancie Mwai

    What Rachael said! Does it have to be a green mango?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      No it doesnt. You can use any other type of mango. You can even use any other type of fruit. Any!

  3. Samoina

    This looks so yummm!! whew. now, any substitutes for the whipping cream? Niko diaspora, all i have as at now now is cream from fresh cow milk…i am not sure about this…

    Alafu, si you include a direct link for downloading your foods to my plate? 😀 thanks!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      You can use cream straight from a cow. I have used that too making this very dessert several times in the past. It works.

      I am also looking for a “download what you see” button. It would totally come in handy 😀

  4. Samoina

    Great!!! will use fresh cream then. My dessert tonight, hope it turns out as great 🙂 Dibs on getting that download button, hah!!! Thanks K

    • kaluhiskitchen


  5. Cheptoo Cece

    Thanks for this new dessert I haven’t tried it out. I am up for a foodie /dessert challenge.


    • kaluhiskitchen

      Must try for sure!!!

  6. Shirley

    My oh my!!!! I love you and your blog.. I’ve been trying most of your recipes and my family and friends love it! Thanks kaluhi!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      So happy to know this!!! Cheers to fantastic food!!

  7. Marsha

    Omg!! We passed through the ‘wall ‘ in ngei as well 😂😂
    Love this recipe and wil definitely try it out!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Small world!!!

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