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Grilled mango sundae

A simple dessert with minimal fuss and maximum flavour.

  • Serves 4
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Grilling fruit deepens its flavour and makes for a simple dessert with little fuss. Oil the fruit well before it hits the grill to ensure super-smooth sailing.


  • 3 mangoes, cheeks removed, skin on, and cut into 3 wedges
  • grapeseed or other neutral-flavoured oil, for drizzling
  • 3 limes, segmented
  • coconut ice-cream, meringue, and roasted black sesame seeds, to serve
Makrut lime and mint syrup
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • 5 makrut lime leaves, inner stems removed
  • 2 cups (loosely packed) mint


  • 1
    For makrut lime and mint syrup, bring sugar and 100ml water to the boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer to a bowl and place in freezer to cool (1 minute), then process in a blender with remaining ingredients until lime leaves and mint are very finely chopped. Strain and chill until required.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat a barbecue or char-grill pan to high heat. Drizzle mango with oil and grill, turning occasionally, until charred (1-2 minutes each side). Cool briefly, peel and divide among bowls along with lime segments. Top with coconut ice-cream, crumbled meringue and sesame seeds, and serve with syrup.