Tequila-Flamed Mangoes Over Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Before the mangoes are flamed they are baked with brown sugar. This process makes them sweet and syrupy. Over vanilla ice cream, this dessert is kind of like bananas foster with mangoes. From the Rick Bayless book, "Mexico One Plate at a Time."

Servings: 6


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  • 4 ripe mangoes
  • 1 oz (1/4 cup) butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼-1/3 cup tequila
  • 3 Tbs granulated sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Peel mangoes with a paring knife. Standing the mango up on one end, slice the flesh from around the pit on both sides. Cut the large pieces into ½” wide wedges.
  2. Heat the oven the 350 degrees. Place butter in a 13” x 9” baking dish and set in the oven. When melted (about 5 minutes), remove from the oven and add the mango slices. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and gently stir to coat the mangoes completely. Bake, shaking the dish occasionally, for 45 minutes. (Can do this step a day before you plan on serving and refrigerate. Just make sure you reheat the mangoes before flaming).
  3. Just before serving, pour the tequila into a small saucepan and set over low heat—don’t let the tequila get too hot or it won’t flame. Sprinkle the mangoes evenly with granulated sugar; pour tequila over and immediately light it. When the flames subside, spoon the syrupy mangoes over ice cream.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 162g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 294  
Calories from Fat 91 31%
Total Fat 10.35g 13%
Saturated Fat 6.42g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbs 45.67g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 42.85g 29%
Protein 1.36g 2%
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  • judee
    August 22, 2011
    I want to try this recipe. We love mangoes. What a fabulous dessert
    1 reply
    • Marisa Musto
      August 28, 2011
      Hi Judee. Thanks! You should definitely try it. It is so easy and really good, too!
    • Marisa Musto
      July 31, 2010
      Thanks everyone! Glad to hear you are interested in trying the recipe. Let me know what you think!
      • kathy gori
        July 30, 2010
        Wowee wow wow!!! This looks like great party food

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