Thai Mango Sticky Rice

BY : PUBLISHED : June 4th, 2012 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

Learn how to make a legitimate Thai street food sticky rice with mango. Also known as khao neow mamuang, this divine, and appetizing dessert is famously served on Thai streets but also in restaurants. Let me know if you try out this Thai Mango Sticky Rice!

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completed mango sticky rice in a white bowl with a bowl of rice and mangos in the background

Mangoes are in season, which means they’re super cheap. I bought the one for the recipe for the inexpensive price of ... $.50! 

This recipe was inspired by my all-time favorite book, The Joy of Vegan Baking. If you don’t have it, I highly suggest you go and buy it right now! I’ve made this a million times from her book and have finally perfected the recipe to suit my loving. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Delicious Sticky Rice

This simple, delicious Thai Mango Sticky Rice recipe will take you straight to a warm beach in Thailand! Our favorite part of this dessert? There’s no baking required. You just cook the rice in a pot according to its instructions, add the coconut milk and sugar and let it cool down. 

Top with your fresh, sweet, and juicy sliced mango, and voila. In just 3 simple steps, you can have a dessert that’s creamy, affordable and so fruity. What’s not to like? 

Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango

Requiring only a few ingredients, this Thai sticky rice with mango is so easy to make at home. The sticky rice is steamed in medium heat, mixed with a concentrated coconut milk mixture, put together with perfectly ripe and yellow mango slices, and supplied with additional coconut cream on top to make the flavors pop.

Lastly, it’s sprinkled with some toasted sesame seeds on top for that finished look. Use the juiciest mango that you can find, the best quality coconut milk, and Thai sweet rice as well to get that authentic flavor. 

Glutinous rice or sweet rice is found in any Asian food store and well-supplied supermarkets in your area. A cup of coconut milk and brown sugar also adds a mouthwatering flavor to the recipe, so when you’re serving this to guests or family, they won’t get enough of this dessert.

The sticky rice is also cooked in a pot on your stove, so a rice cooker is unnecessary especially if you don’t have one at home. When everything is good to go, all you have to do is ladle some rice into a bowl, put on some fresh mangoes slices, and smear it with the sweet coconut sauce.

completed mango sticky rice in a white bowl with a bowl of rice and mangos in the background

The Perfect Match

After giving this sticky mango recipe a try, you will probably agree with us regarding the absolute perfect match mango and coconut make. The creaminess of the thick canned coconut milk complements the sweet mango perfectly. 

You should give this combo a go, be it in this recipe, a frozen mango, and coconut milk (like the Soy delicious brand) smoothie, or as an oatmeal variation by using a splash of coconut milk topped with some freshly sliced mango and coconut flakes. It is, as they say, a match made in heaven.

Although this recipe isn’t the fastest one to whip up, it is so worth the wait! On days where you want to spruce your dessert game some more, you have an event coming up, or you just have loads of free time to make a merry dessert for your little ones, this Thai sticky rice should be your go-to.

If you’re new to this renowned dessert, I hope this gave you the push to try it out!

Are you excited to prepare this Thai-inspired dessert? Give it a try and let us know what you think. We’re sure you'll love it! 

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed mango sticky rice in a white bowl with a bowl of rice and mangos in the background

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Toni Okamoto
This simple and delicious mango sticky rice recipe is incredibly tasty and so cheap to make! If you like mangos, you're going to absolutely love this sweet dessert!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 362 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of sticky rice
  • cup of water
  • 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk from a can
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and sliced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • To cook the rice, follow the instructions on the package. 
  • Once it's finished, add the coconut milk and sugar and stir well. Let sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to cool off. Serve with slices of mango and the optional sesame seeds.

Notes

Although this recipe isn’t the fastest one to whip up, it is so worth the wait! On days where you want to spruce your dessert game some more, you have an event coming up, or you just have loads of free time to make a merry dessert for your little ones, this Thai sticky rice should be your go-to.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 560IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 3mg
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About Toni Okamoto

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My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
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  1. Nancy Wu says

    these are on rotation now on the mneu

    • Andrea White says

      Niceee! Such a good snack!

  2. Cindy Lefebvre says

    You know, other than rice pudding, I've never thought of rice as a dessert. This sticky rice looks fantastic. I bet the coconut and mango tastes fantastic with the rice.

    • Andrea White says

      You'd love it! It's such a delicious sweet treat!

  3. Emily Flint says

    I love this easy and healthy dessert! My son loves mango so this one is a winner in our house!

    • Andrea White says

      Same! We're big mango lovers here and this recipes is a hit!

  4. Emily Flint says

    I love this simple and pretty healthy dessert! My son loves mango and rice so this is a winner in our house!

    • Andrea White says

      How awesome! I'm a big mango fan so I love this dessert too!

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