Friday, February 10, 2012

ChocolateLove: Choco Mango Cups


For the hundreds and thousands recipes there are using chocolate, I cannot begin to think of what to do.  So when I learned that this month's bloghop is all about chocolate, I know I wouldn't have a hard time making one.  But the again, if you have been following and reading this humble blog of mine, you would know that I always want to challenge myself (if I can help it).  So while I am contemplating of what to do and while making one of our daily meals, I came across a recipe.  Guess where...at the back of an all purpose cream box!

After reading it (which I don't usually do) I have decided with all my heart that it will the one I will make for this month's #chocolatelove bloghop.

The recipe calls for, of course, chocolate and my favorite fruit - ripe mango!  Manila, or should I say Philippines, is blessed to have the best tasting mangoes there is in the entire universe! I have read articles and heard people say that the best mango there is can be found in the Philippines or grown in the Philippines, so I guess, it's not just me, eh? *wink*Vanjo Merano of Panlasang Pinoy also believes so when he wrote about The Truth About Philippine Mango.

photo from Mahal Kita, Piipinas
I can survive eating this fruit the whole day or for the whole week or for a month or F-O-R-E-V-E-R! You know what I feel when I'm eating this scrumptious fruit?  Especially the very good ones? Heaven!  I feel that the world stops spinning and all there is, is me and my mango.  Seriously.

So, for those of you who loves mango, just like me and chocolate for that matter, this recipe is for you.  Imagine this - ripe mangoes cupped in a bittersweet chocolate...simply yummy!  Prepare yourself to be swoon over, this is very delicious.  

Okay, back to earth.  I would say that this was not easy for me to do.   Making chocolate cups entails focus and patience.  They are delicate and melts quickly. Yeah, I know I am living in a tropical country I am not complaining *wink*

I did not change much from the original recipe except to alter the proportion of the water and gelatin (first attempt) which actually resulted to a watery and non-settling filling, but was still delicious.  You may adjust your gelatin and water proportion (my second attempt) depending on how firm or soft you want the filling to be.  Just do remember that you have the pureed mango and cream to consider as well.  Should you wish to make your Choco Mango Cups a bit sweeter, you may add 2 to 3 tbsps white sugar.

Now, let's get to work, shall we?

CHOCO MANGO CUPS
Adapted recipe from Nestle
(Print this Recipe)


INGREDIENTS
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
300mL pureed ripe mangoes (about 2 medium-sized mangoes)
1 tbsp calamansi juice or lime juice
1 250ml all purpose cream
2 tbsp unflavored gelatin
¼ cup hot water

METHOD
1.   Line macaroon tins with paper cups.  Spoon  1 tbsp. melted chocolate around base and sides of paper cups. Set aside to set in the refrigerator

chocolate cups

NOTE: make sure that your chocolate cups are done before preparing the mango filling.

2.   Add calamansi/lime juice and cream to the mango puree.  Mix well.

3.   Completely dissolve gelatin powder in hot water.

4.   Whisk prepared gelatin into the mango mixture.

5.   Spoon into set chocolate cups.  Chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.

6.   Top with shaved or grated chocolate if you wish.



This month's #chocolatelove is being co-hosted by these talented and passionate foodies:


ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Check out what the others have made.  Have a napkin or hanky, you might drool...LOL! 

Oh, by the way, if you have a chocolate recipe you want to share, do link it up here.  You have the whole of February to make one. *wink*

Sharing this delectable dessert with the foodies from Food Friday, Tastetastic Thursday and Food Trip Friday.  I missed you guys!

54 comments:

  1. The perfect combination of fruit and chocolate! I love the little curls that you made for topping. And look at all these chocolate recipes for the blog hop...! 8-D

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  2. Ooo I LOVE ripe mangoes, and to put this with chocolate is just GENIUS! I think the recipe could be easily veganized so I'll try this out!

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  3. @Tracey - so many gooood chocolate recipes for this month! they are all lovely!

    thanks for visiting tracey!

    @Richgail - yes, definitely :) thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. This looks wonderful. I love mango, and love chocolate of course. But have never put them together. Clearly I need to do that!!

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    1. Thanks! glad you liked it! try them sometime, it's a great combination :)

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    1. thanks Mylene! glad you stopped by :)

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  6. Lovely!!!
    These look so pretty and delicious....
    I am sure no one will be able to resist these beauties...

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    1. Hi Reem!

      Thanks for stopping by. I must admit, they are delish, friends can't get enough :)

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  7. Amazing combination ! Mango & chocolate are my son 's favorites! Now he's going to be amaze when I make this recipe of yours! Thanks for sharing. Love the photo , the color looks FAB!! :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it very much :)

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  8. These are beautiful!!! Such wonderful flavors, too...perfect for #chocolatelove :)

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words Lizzy! :)

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  9. Oh Dudut,mangoes are my Favorite fruits as well and I can eat them all the time anytime!Oh I so love it!This dessert is on my must-make list and I cannot wait to try this!Mouthwatering :)

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    1. Mangoes are the best! thanks for stopping by, Soni :)

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  10. So easy and perfect, I have to try someday those chocolate cups!

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    1. Whoever invented chocolate cups is a genius! thanks for dropping by Helena :)

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  11. Hey girl, these little guys look great! I love the technique of lining the cupcake sheets with chocolate - was it difficult to peel them out? Mango is one of my favorite fruits too, so it's nice to see a mango/chocolate combo. Very clever!

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    1. I would not say it is difficult, just delicate :) IF the prepared chocolate lining is not thick enough, you'll definitely have a cracked cup. But then again, you can always melt it again and redo the cups :)

      thanks for the sweet words and for dropping by, Julia :)

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  12. I am such a mango lover too, although I have never eaten one on the Philippines. Must put that on my "To-Do" list. Seriously-this looks incredible and such an easy idea. I will make this with my kids who are also mango lovers. Happy #chocolatelove!

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    1. Oh my dear EA, you should try the Philippine Mangoes, they are the sweetest! let me know if your kids liked it, okay:)

      Thanks for stopping by, more #chocolatelove your way!

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  13. Wow! this looks incredible. I love the delicate chocolate shells and can't wait to make this. I too LOVE mango, but it's certainly not a European fruit, but I could see this working really well with other fruits, particularly berries, or even cherries. thanks for sharing!

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    1. OH yes, any other fruits can work well with this recipe! Berries would be awesome!

      Thanks for dropping by , Melanie :)

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  14. Creative and interesting. I have yet to try choc and mango combination. Nice to cohost with you and discover your site

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    1. Thanks dear! I'm glad you liked it and thanks for dropping by.

      Nice to know you too! I did not get your name, I browsed your site but I did not find it there :( Wish I know :)

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  15. Wow these look so yummy,thanks for hosting :)

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  16. I love the chocolate mango combo! i've never thought to try that, I love mango but its hard to get by me sometimes, I'll have to keep my eye out for a deal! Very adorable and yummy recipe!!

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    1. yeah you should :) thanks Kristina! i'm glad you liked it!

      nice of you to stop by :)

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  17. Chocolate or yellow mango? I'll definitely go with the Philippines mango..Sweet! But, to get both of them in one is a bliss..

    Visiting for FTF! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/meat-loaf.html

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    1. yeah! Philippine Mango is the sweetest!

      thanks for stopping by! i'll visit your sire very soon!

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  18. I never had mango with chocolate before! These look delectable!

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    1. thanks Reeni!

      glad you stopped by :)

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  19. Hi Dudut - I'm a big fan of mango, most of the ones in France are from Peru, but one time I bought some mangoes from an Asian supermarket in Paris - they were from the Phillipines actually and it was a "life-changing experience" - haha, seriously - they were delicious, so I know what you mean!

    These cups look fantastic... Chocolate with my favourite fruit can't be wrong :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)

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    1. life changing! i like that! ahahah!

      thanks for dropping by as well, Charles :)

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  20. Philippine mangoes definitely rock! :) This looks divine!

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  21. You could never go wrong with mango and chocolate....at least in my humble opinion (kasi fave ko both hehehe)

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  22. YUMMMMMM!!!! sweet mango always goes well with chocolate...parang ung manga, suman at tsokolate (hot). lol. i miss visiting your blog, D!

    appreciate much your linking over at Food Friday!
    ingat palagi! :)

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    1. take care yourself Maiylah!

      I miss linking up to Food Friday as well, it's good to be back :)

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  23. I love mango, my favorite fruit :-) This is yummy treat, thank you for sharing your recipe :-) Visiting from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/our-foods-at-the-chuck-e-cheese.html

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    1. Thanks for visiting! will drop by the soonest!

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  24. wow, that looks so delicious...chocolate and mango in one sounds really great! visiting late from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! will drop by your blog very soon!

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  25. Dudut, Done! You know I love love Philippine mangoes. Like you I can eat it everyday :)

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    1. great! Philippine Mango rocks! Thanks for visiting Ann!

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  26. My two loves -- chocolates and mangoes! *drool* :)

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  27. Hi Dudut, this is an amazing recipe - My mouth is watering! My grandma planted mango trees in our yard back home in Malaysia and I really miss the harvest season.

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    1. i can just imagine the fun whenever you harvest your own mango, it's awesome!

      thanks for the sweet comments and for visiting, Jaime!

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  28. Gr8 recipe i must say ... but i am a vegan ... can I have any other alternative to Gelatin ... why is Gelatin required in the desserts anyways ?

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    1. Hi princess,

      gelatin helps the desserts to hold its form..i really don't know an alternative to gelatin, i'm sorry :(

      in this recipe, you may disregard the usage of gelatin and just use small containers to hold the dessert and just scoop it out when you eat them :)

      hope this helps!

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  29. Your blogs are truly awesome I have no words to praise for your blogs.
    mango exporter in pakistan

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