Many people stop eating mangoes after the first monsoon showers. And the first week of June may signal the end of mango season if you only eat Alphonso or hapus mangoes. But there’s plenty of other mangoes to enjoy. Some varieties like the Neelam actually arrive in the later part of June.
These mango yogurt parfaits are so delicious! And healthy too. You can follow the same method using other seasonal fruits like apples or kiwis or peaches. But this time, I am celebrating the mango.
One thing I love about the mango is you can enjoy it as a thick pulp or juice or just chop it into chunks. I am using mango two ways in this parfait. I am using Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. That means these are heavier and creamier than your dollar menu yogurt parfait. They also have more protein!
You don’t have to buy any fancy expensive yogurt for this. You can make your own at home by draining plain yogurt in a muslin cloth or cheese cloth or just use coffee filters. The stuff that drains out can go into a batter or you can just drink it up like a buttermilk or chaas or make a salad dressing out of it. That is value for money with no wastage.
I made a quick granola at home. You can use readymade granola too. Most oats we get here are rolled oats that are almost in a powder form. I guess slower cooking oats will work better.
Multi colored parfaits look pretty so I made two types of yogurt here. One with honey and salt and one with mango pulp. Adding the salt made these a bit savory rather than too sweet. You can leave the salt out if you like.
Enjoy these Mango Yogurt Parfaits for breakfast, lunch or an anytime snack. Just store them in the fridge and you can grab one on the go.
Mango Yogurt Parfait Recipe
- 4 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 cup granola
- 1 cup mango pulp
- 1 cup chopped mango
- ¼ cup shaved chocolate or choco chips
- Sliced nuts (optional)
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- 2-4 Tbsp honey
- Salt to taste
- Divide the yogurt into two portions.
- Add honey and a pinch of salt to one portion, along with the cardamom. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
- Mix mango pulp and the other half of the yogurt. Add some sugar if you want it very sweet. Whisk or beat by hand until smooth.
- Line up 4 pretty glasses.
- Put some chopped mangoes at the bottom. Top with the honey yogurt. Sprinkle granola and more mangoes. Top with mango yogurt. Sprinkle more granola.
- Continue layering all four glasses in a similar fashion - in any order you like
- Pile some chopped mangoes on the final layer.
- Top with shaved chocolate, nuts or chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.