As the scorching heat of summer arrives, it’s essential to find refreshing ways to cool down. And what better way to combat the rising temperatures than indulging in delectable summer desserts. From light and fruity to creamy and frozen, Sarita Bazaz, Founder of The Food Affairs, curates a list of our favourite summer sweets that will delight all the taste buds and provide a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.
Tropical Paradise – Mango Chenna Payas
1.) 2 cups Chenna (cottage cheese)
2.) ¼ cup condensed milk
3.) fresh Alphonso mangoes
4.) 5-6 chopped nuts
Method: Indulge your sweet cravings with Mango Chenna Payas, a delectable Indian dessert. Mix cottage cheese (chenna) with condensed milk until smooth, then add fresh mango puree. Garnish with chopped nuts, chill, and enjoy the burst of flavours in every delightful bite.
Creamy Delight – Alphonso Tiramisu
1.) Fresh Alphonso ripe mangoes
2.) 2 cups dairy cream
3.) 250 gms mascarpone cheese
4.) 1 cup finely powdered sugar
Prepare yourself for a divine dessert that will please your taste buds – the Mango Tiramisu. This exquisite sweet creation combines the succulent flavours of ripe mangoes, velvety heavy cream, smooth mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and crispy ladyfingers.
Method: Creating this dessert is a breeze – simply blend the smooth and creamy mascarpone cheese with the powdered sugar, and whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Then, layer the ladyfingers with the heavenly mixture of mascarpone and diced mangoes. Pop it in the refrigerator for at least two hours and let it set before you indulge in the divine flavours of this eggless Mango Tiramisu dessert.
Frozen Bliss – Mango Kaacha Gola
1.) Fresh Alphonso mangoes
2.) 300 gms cottage cheese
3.) ½ cup sugar
Method: Combine mashed cottage cheese and mango to create a smooth mixture. Sweeten with sugar and cardamom powder, then shape into small balls and refrigerate. Serve chilled and savor the comforting flavours of Mango Kacha Golla with your loved ones.
Classic Elegance – Mango Rolls
1.) Fresh Alphonso mangoes
2.) 6 rice paper sheets. Soak the rice paper sheets in water and let them soften.
3.) 10 small lettuce leaves
4.) 1 small pack of vermicelli noodles
5.) Basil leaves for garnishing
6.) 1 small clove of garlic, and salt.
Method: Create a fusion of flavours by layering crisp lettuce leaves, vermicelli noodles, sliced mangoes, and refreshing mint leaves onto a rice paper sheet. Roll it tightly and savour the burst of deliciousness in every bite of these delightful Mango Rolls. Serve alongside your preferred dipping sauce for a truly soothing culinary experience.
The above carefully curated selection of summer desserts presents a captivating array of tastes and textures. These desserts are a guaranteed antidote to the heat, leaving you revitalised and wholly satisfied. So, embrace the essence of summer delight in these sensational confections, and forge enduring memories with each heavenly bite.