Gluten Dairy Free Mango Pudding

Gluten Dairy Free Mango Pudding

This gluten dairy free mango pudding is one of my favorite dessert.  It is also our family’s favorite dessert whenever we visit  a Chinese restaurant.  In fact, this gluten dairy free mango pudding is often offered as a dimsum item.  You can also find it served in Indian, Thai and Malaysian restaurants, albeit in different variations. 

For gluten intolerants, and those on a vegan diet, they will be pleased to know that this mango pudding is gluten free, diary free and egg free.  There are many ways of making mango pudding.  Some grocery stores sell mango pudding powder.  Just add boiling water and milk to the powder, and you can have some sort of a mango pudding.  However, the mango powder is usually made with mango essence not real mangoes. 

My recipe uses real mangoes.  If mangoes are not in season, you can always buy mango puree made with real mangoes.  There are basically 5 ingredients in my recipe.  Mango, coconut milk, coconut cream, sugar and cornstarch.


1 cup mango puree (2 fresh mangoes will make 1 cup of mango puree)
1-1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut cream
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 4 tbsp water

Note that this recipe calls for both coconut milk and coconut water.   You may wonder what is the difference between coconut milk and coconut cream.  Coconut milk has the same consistency as cow’s milk.  It is made by simmering one part shredded coconut with one part water.  Coconut cream is made by simmering four parts shredded coconut with one part water.  Coconut cream is thicker and richer than coconut milk.

If you are craving mango pudding during the off season, you can always purchase ready made mango puree from the grocery store.  Here is the brand that I use.  

Ready made mango puree

Note: One last final tip. You can serve the pudding in different types of dishes. You can use plastic disposable wine glasses when preparing for a group. They are unbreakable and do not take up much space in the fridge. Top with some cut up mangoes or berries and add a sprig of mint for decor.

Quick and easy gluten free mango pudding recipe
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5 from 14 votes

Gluten free diary free mango pudding

Easy to make mango pudding
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make mango pudding, mango pudding, mango pudding chinese, mango pudding indian, mango pudding recipe
Calories: 170kcal


  • stove


  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 1-1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 4 tbsp water


  • Whisk the cornstarch in water until it is dissolved and make sure there are no lumps.
  • If you are using fresh mangoes, cut them up, and puree them in a blender. It takes 2 mangoes to make 1 cup of mango puree.
    how to make mango puree
  • If fresh mangoes are not available, you can use mango puree found in grocery stores.
    Blend mango puree, coconut milk, coconut cream, sugar, cornstarch dissolved in water.
    Mango puree main ingredient for mango pudding dessert
  • Put blended ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan, and heat on stove top under medium heat.
  • Keep stirring until mixture thickens and close to boiling. Do not let mixture boil.
  • Remove from heat. Put in individual serving dishes and let cool.


You need to keep watch during the heating process.  You want to heat the mixture just close to boiling.  Do not let it boil.  As soon as you see some bubbles, remove from heat.

Another easy recipe to try out is our Baptist Ladies Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares.

11 thoughts on “Gluten Dairy Free Mango Pudding”

  • 5 stars
    I love mango, it is my favorite fruit. I will try it myself and also share with my friends

  • This is a great story! Very honest and practical.I really enjoyed reading this post. It gives me a good understanding of people who are on a gluten free diet.

  • 5 stars
    Mango is our all time favourite fruit. Due to this current lockdown I am trying myself so many recipes at home. I will definite going to try this recipe for sure

  • 5 stars
    I love mangoes. What an interesting way to eat mangoes. It is low in calories and high in nutrients especially vitamin C which is an immune booster. I will have to try this!!

  • 5 stars
    This sounds like a very nice and refreshing dessert, for hot days. Mango season has just passed here in Spain. I’d like to make this recipe someday.

  • 5 stars
    Such a refreshing dessert, it’s what I want on times like this to sit down and have a comforting dessert to fill up my stomach.

  • This sounds scrumptious!! I love anything with mango in it. 👍👏 I will have to try it out this weekend!

  • 5 stars
    Another way to enjoy mango, best with a cup of hot tea or coffee It looks so delicious, can’t wait to try it!

  • 5 stars
    It is not a common dessert in the west. It is not like a cake you can slice and eat with a fork. It is similar to mousse you serve in a cup. So it is very special. I made some for our family dinner now they all want the recipe too. 😊

  • 5 stars
    I followed the recipe and served the mango pudding in disposable wine glasses (only because they are small and just the right size). I topped the pudding with mango slices and a sprig of mint. it looked so elegant It was a big hit. 👍👍👍👍👍

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