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15 Mango Desserts That’ll Whisk You Away to the Tropics

These mango dessert recipes taste like sunshine any way you slice 'em.

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Mango Cream Tart

This fresh, luscious tart makes me happy! —Jami Geittmann, Art Director, Taste of Home Magazine

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Mango Almond Icebox CakeTaste of Home

Mango Almond Icebox Cake

This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing, light, and tastes absolutely fantastic. Strawberries can be used as well. —Rachel Simoneau, Danbury, Connecticut

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Sticky Rice with Mango-Coconut SauceTaste of Home

Sticky Rice with Mango-Coconut Sauce

As a nice contrast to traditional Christmastime desserts, sweet sticky rice is a refreshing Thai treat made even better with a mango-coconut sauce.—Monnie Norasing, Mansfield, Texas

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Ginger Mango GruntTaste of Home

Ginger Mango Grunt

These tender dumplings in a chunky fruit sauce are loaded with vitamins C and A, helpful in nourishing and protecting skin. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, CA

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Coconut Mango Bread Pudding with Rum SauceTaste of Home

Coconut Mango Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

All of the fun flavors of Puerto Rico come together in a dessert that's both exotic and familiar. Topped with a brown sugar rum sauce, it's even better with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. —Jennifer Jackson, Keller, Texas

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Mango Pie with Coconut CrustTaste of Home

Mango Pie with Coconut Crust

This was the first pie I created myself. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, and they deserve to be represented in a pie. Of course, everything is better with coconut. —Jennifer Worrell, Niles, Illinois

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Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon CookiesTaste of Home

Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright, orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Homemade Mango MarshmallowsTaste of Home

Homemade Mango Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are much better than bagged ones. I had yummy results when I flavored my recipe with mango nectar. Look for it in your store’s Mexican food section. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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Mango Getaway BarsTaste of Home

Mango Getaway Bars

I’ve always enjoyed the flavor of mango, so I created this recipe to feature the sweet tropical fruit. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

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Strawberry Mango SorbetTaste of Home

Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is fresh, really simple and will keep in a freezer container…if you don’t eat it all the first day. —Sandra Vachon, Saint-Constant, Quebec

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Lime Poppy Seed ShortcakesTaste of Home

Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes

Tropical flavors are right at home in this fresh-flavored shortcake. It makes an elegant statement at brunch or as the finale to a summer meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Mango Rice PuddingTaste of Home

Mango Rice Pudding

Mangoes are my son's favorite fruit, so I was ecstatic to incorporate them into a healthy dessert. You can also use ripe bananas instead of mango, almond extract instead of vanilla, or regular milk in place of soy. —Melissa McCabe, Victor, New York

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Spiced Rum FruitcakeTaste of Home

Spiced Rum Fruitcake

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans and hazelnuts for the walnuts—or use a combination of nuts. —Jason Boor, Manchester, New York

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Mango Sorbet DessertTaste of Home

Mango Sorbet Dessert

Here's an all-around wonderful dessert recipe that's easy to whip up and packed with fruity flavor. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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Macadamia Sunshine BarsTaste of Home

Macadamia Sunshine Bars

Your guests will be delighted with my bars. They are packed with nuts and dried fruit. I think that when you take a bite of this treat it’s like a mini-vacation to a Polynesian paradise. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota