Mango Millet Dessert. Free From Dairy. Eggs. Gluten.

Mango Millet Dessert. Free From Dairy. Eggs. Gluten.

Good morning all! I’m not sure if Spring has Sprung or not! Trees on one side of the road are stark branches against the grey sky, whereas on the other side the branches are hanging with pretty pink blossom! 🙂 In the morning yesterday the sun was shining, it was warm, daffodils were looking gorgeously spring like,

we had the windows down in the car… then we had a massive hailstorm which settled and looked like snow! Unbelievably it is still in the garden this morning as I write (it’s 10.30am)! I wish just thinking about our changeable UK weather could transport me somewhere sunny! Maybe to the land of Mangoes 🙂 I was fortunate enough to receive these mangoes from a friend who was in Africa and picked them off the trees herself the day she flew home… freshest mangoes I’ve ever eaten! 🙂 This lightly spiced dessert is something which is great in all weathers! You can serve it hot or cold, and dress it up with as many fresh fruits and coulis as you please! Yum!


  • 50g millet
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (I use Pink Himalayan)
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 150ml water
  • 25ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raisins
  • 1 dried apricot diced
  • 2-3 almonds chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 40ml coconut milk
  • 30g fresh mango diced


  1. Lightly toast the millet in a dry pan, then add the salt, mint, mixed spice and cardamom and cook for a further minute.
  2. Add the 150ml water, cover and leave to cook for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Mix the 25ml water with the balsamic vinegar, lightly heat in a small pan and then add the raisins and apricot. Cook until they are soft and there is no liquid left.
  4. Add the raisins to the cooked millet and add the almonds, sugar, milk and mango. Combine thoroughly and cook for a couple of minutes (the liquid should be soaked up).
  5. Remove the cardamom (if you can find it)! Eat as it is or press spoonful’s into ramekins (this made 2 the size in the photo) and turn out. Add any extras/decoration and eat!
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Dress this dessert up using a small dish to create a pretty mound, then add fresh coulis and a selection of fruits.
  • Dress this dessert down and put in a bowl with a dollop of (coconut) cream!
  • Serve hot or cold
  • Store covered in the fridge and eat within three days.

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 25th March 2015 at 11:36

    Look at you, getting so artsy! Lovely looking dessert! 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 25th March 2015 at 13:25

      🙂 I’m trying Milica! I still need lots more ideas and practise! Thank you!

  • shantiliu 25th March 2015 at 13:49

    Finally. My mouth is watering with all the good food on this blog!

    • Life Diet Health 25th March 2015 at 14:45

      Hello Liu! 🙂 Welcome to Life Diet Health blog! 🙂 Hopefully you’ll find lots of interesting and healthy recipes here! 🙂 Maybe you’ll be inspired to make that step to vegetarian again! I’m trying to do some raw recipes too so don’t forget to pass it on! 🙂

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 25th March 2015 at 14:21

    Practice makes it perfect! 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 25th March 2015 at 14:25

      Lots more needed then! 🙂 Perfection here we come!

  • Sophie33 30th March 2015 at 07:58

    You are very inventive & creative,..ooh yes! x

    • Life Diet Health 30th March 2015 at 08:04

      🙂 Thanks Sophie 🙂 It’s a lot of fun adding (& sometimes removing)! ingredients until you get a perfect taste! 🙂

      • Sophie33 30th March 2015 at 08:06

        That is so true! Sometimes, it is hard to do & sometimes the food inspiration comes naturally! x

        • Life Diet Health 30th March 2015 at 08:16

          I always find savoury comes naturally and baking and desserts is much more difficult due to the precise nature of how the ingredients work. This one though wasn’t too difficult as I knew what I wanted and it wasn’t too hard to get there! 🙂

  • Felicia 2nd April 2015 at 17:57

    Beautiful plating 🙂


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