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Mango, Rum and Lime Syllabub

Serves 4


4 ginger biscuits, crushed
300ml double cream
1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
3 tbsp unrefined icing sugar
75ml rum, plus 4 tbsp
150ml tinned Alphonso mango puree
(alternatively blitz fresh mangoes in food processor)
2 Alphonso mangoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm cubes
desiccated coconut to sprinkle over the top
mint leaves to decorate (optional)


Put the ginger biscuits into a large plastic bag (a sandwich bag is ideal) and bash vigorously with a rolling pin until you have a bag of crumbs.

Using an electric whisk, lightly whip the double cream.

Add the vanilla seeds, icing sugar, rum, lime juice and zest, reserving a little for decoration. Keep whisking until it forms light peaks. 

Add about one-third of the mango purée and half the cubed mango and fold through for a marbled effect.

To assemble the syllabubs, divide the crumbs between 4 glasses.

Sprinkle a teaspoon of rum over each and top with the rest of the mango purée. Spoon the cream over the top. Just before serving, sprinkle with desiccated coconut and reserved lime zest.


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