A Bowl Of Mango Sunshine Recipe on Food52

Make Ahead

A Bowl Of Mango Sunshine

August 20, 2019
2 Ratings
Photo by Nicole Franzen
Author Notes

I love fruit soups, with strawberry soup and plum soup at the top of my list. I wanted to create something with mangos that wouldn't be a dessert (because we've been eating so many cookies, crisps, and cakes lately), so soup seemed like a natural choice for me. —TheWimpyVegetarian

Test Kitchen Notes

WHO: ChezSuzanne is a lifelong food lover who teaches cooking classes in San Francisco.
WHAT: A refreshing cold soup that balances fruity and spicy flavors -- perfect for summer.
HOW: If you can push the button on a blender, you can make this soup! The ingredients whizz together in no time.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Sweet, tangy, and creamy, this make-ahead soup is perfect for summer entertaining and lazy, hot afternoons alike. —The Editors

  • Serves 4
  • 3 ripe mangos
  • 1 seven-ounce container of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey (I used Buckwheat honey)
  • 1 teaspoons mint leaves
  • 1/2 Serrano pepper, minced
In This Recipe
  1. Slice the mangos in half around the large seed in the middle. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Put the flesh in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade.
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and whirl the processor like crazy. If you don't have a food processor, I'm sure a blend would work fine too.
  3. Chill for at least an hour before serving. I found the flavors to be best when chilled overnight.

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  • Renée (RJ Flamingo) Joslyn
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  • dymnyno
  • Kukla
  • arielleclementine
  • fiveandspice

    66 Reviews

    Renée (. July 15, 2012
    Hi, Suzanne! One question: Do you have a rough measurement for how much mango actually goes in this recipe? I live in South Florida, where it's not only the height of mango season, but we have so many varieties in various sizes available, it's difficult to guess.
    Author Comment
    TheWimpyVegetarian July 17, 2012
    That's a fair question RJ Flamingo! I'm not sure is the sad answer. I used fairly large mangos, I can tell you that much. I could have sworn I had that discussion with someone on my blog where I posted the recipe, but I can't find it now - so I must have imagined it. I promise to make this again over the next few days and I'll give you a much more precise answer :-)
    linengirl May 31, 2012
    This is a really lovely soup, Suzanne. Thank you for giving it to us!
    Author Comment
    Thanks so much linengirl. It's perfect for the hot days that are upon us, that's for sure :-)
    icuqt3.14 May 27, 2012
    My mango trees are dripping with fruit and this is definitely going to get me outta bed to get the fruit rather than letting my chickens have em...this looks great and I have all the ingredients ready to go: do you think Tupelo honey would be a good honey to add? Or agave nectar or brown rice syrup or vermont maple?
    Author Comment
    I'm so envious of all those mangos. Tupelo honey would be very nice, as would agave nectar. Hope you like it!!
    dymnyno May 24, 2012
    Beautiful recipe, Susan. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. (Darn...I'm missing mango season in Maui :) That's a good thing!)
    Author Comment
    Thanks Mare! We're actually in Maui right now and am eating mangos everyday. And pineapple and papaya
    dymnyno May 27, 2012
    Mango season is when you have to be very careful about where you park your car!
    Author Comment
    Oh wow! I get it now!
    Kukla May 24, 2012
    Congratulations Susan! Thanks for a wonderful and versatile recipe. I will try to make your soup with ripe apricots (my favorite fruit).
    Author Comment
    Apricot soup!! I love it!! I'm crazy for apricots too, and am going to try that as well. What a great idea Kukla! Thanks :-)
    arielleclementine May 23, 2012
    congratulations on a truly gorgeous recipe! what a perfect summer soup!
    Author Comment
    Thank you so much arielleclementine! I think all your recipes are gorgeous!!
    fiveandspice May 23, 2012
    Yes, congrats again to you as well! Both recipes for this contest were so beautiful and delicious!
    Author Comment
    Thanks so much 5&S! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
    boulangere May 23, 2012
    Congratulations to you! You've given me the perfect something to serve in shot glasses as a barbecue in a couple of weeks.
    Author Comment
    Oooohhh! what a terrific idea, b. I love that. And thanks. off to do more errands before we head out of town. Just when I think I'm done, I get home only to remember 2 errands I totally spaced on...:-(
    lapadia May 23, 2012
    Congratulations on being the Mangoes Contest finalist, CS!! A wonderful and refreshing bowl of Sunshine it is :)
    Author Comment
    Why thank you very much, Linda! I appreciate it :-) The soup is one of my new favorites, and I'm looking so forward to trying B's Cambodian-Style Spring Rolls. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!
    BoulderGalinTokyo May 20, 2012
    Savory Mango, love it! Congrats and thanks for a wonderful recipe.
    Author Comment
    Thanks so much BGT! I'm just finishing up another batch for dinner tonight with a salad - it's been a hot day here today :-)
    TasteFood May 18, 2012
    Congratulations Susan! This looks like a wonderful summer treat!
    Author Comment
    Thanks Lynda!! It's very refreshing and healthy, in fact I'm making more tonight after being in the hot central valley all day :)
    Waverly May 18, 2012
    Sounds wonderful! Saved.
    Author Comment
    Thanks Waverly! I'd love to hear back what you think if you have a chance to make it!
    Congratulations! Looks amazingly refreshing!
    Author Comment
    Thanks M&M!!
    Kitchen B. May 18, 2012
    Love the simplicity but also the balance of herbiness and heat. Congratulations
    Author Comment
    Thanks so much KB! I really appreciate it - that's exactly the balance I would looking for without muting the mango. Thanks!
    hardlikearmour May 18, 2012
    Congratulations! Love the simple elegance you've achieved with this soup!
    Author Comment
    Thanks HLA!!! And it's sooooo easy :-) Hope you're doing well!
    PistachioDoughnut May 17, 2012
    Author Comment
    Thanks PistachioDoughnut!!
    Ms. T. May 17, 2012
    Congrats Chez S! Creative and delicious, as always!
    Author Comment
    Why thank you Ms. T!! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather we're having :-) have a great weekend!
    Hilarybee May 17, 2012
    Wonderful Suzanne! Another fabulous mango recipe. I love fruit soups. There is always room for them, in my opinion!
    Author Comment
    Thanks Hilarybee!! And I agree - I love fruit soups too, obviously. I make plum soup, strawberry soup, and now mango soup :-)
    Kukla May 17, 2012
    Congratulations Susan!!! It looks very beautiful and sounds simple, fresh and delicious.
    Author Comment
    Thanks so much Kukla! I really appreciate it!
    Midge May 17, 2012
    Congrats CS! This sounds SO delicious and refreshing. I agree with fiveandspice, it is nearly impossible to choose this week. They'd be so great together!
    Author Comment
    What a wonderful idea, Midge! And thanks so much for the congrats. Hope you're doing well - have a great weekend :-)