Friday 18 May 2012

Mango Nungu Milk / Mambalam Nungu Paal / Mango Ice-apple Milk

Palm fruit, also known as Nungu or Ice-apple, is lovely jelly like fruit available during hot summers in India. It has a mild sweet taste and jelly like texture. Nungu has many many health benefits and is rich in Vitamin A, B and C, Iron Zinc, Phosphorous, Potassium and lots more. It helps to cool the body and helps to reduce exceeding white discharge in women. Its the best coolant for summer and beat the heat with this recipe. The recipe is very easy and quick to make and is very delicious. The mango flavor along with the bits of nungu makes the recipe delicious and rich. You can also make this recipe without mangoes and it will also taste good. I have discussed both preparations here. 


  1. Palm fruit/Ice-apple/Nungu - 3 
  2. Ripe Mangoes -  1/2 of a mango (nearly 3 big pieces)
  3. Boiled Milk - 2 cups 
  4. Sugar - 4 spoons 
  5. Condensed milk - 3 spoons (optional) 


Mango Nungu Milk

  • Remove the outer layer or skin from the Nungu and chop into small pieces.

  • In a blender add mango pieces, milk, condensed milk and sugar and blend well.
  • Add the chopped Nungu cubes to it.
  • Serve chilled. (Refrigerate before serving).

Plain Nungu Milk : 

  • Remove the outer layer or skin from the Nungu and chop into small pieces.
  • In a sauce pan boil milk well and let it cool.
  • Add sugar and condensed milk to the milk stir well.
  • Add chopped nungu cubes.
  • Serve chilled.

TIP 1: If you wish you can also add saffron to the plain nungu milk preparation.

TIP 2: Instead of adding mangoes you can also use pineapple or papaya.

TIP 3: For a rich treat top up the preparation with a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream (for plain nungu milk) or mango ice-cream (for Mango nungu milk) or jelly.

TIP 4: You can also serve the plain nungu milk hot. 

TIP 5: Add a spoon of rose milk powder to plain nungu milk to enhance flavor.

TIP 6: If you don't want the big nungu chunks then blend them along with mangoes and milk.

Refreshing and cooling Mango Nungu Milk and Plain Nungu Milk is now ready. Enjoy on a hot summer day!!

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  1. Nice recipe with nungu.. I simply love nungu..refreshing in summer.

  2. Hey thank you meghana!! Do drop in again :)

  3. Hi thangai,
    I hope you have a much better day :)
    This recipe looks very tasty and I'm sure it's a wonderful dessert, especially during hot times. Summer is right around the corner for us and I will probably be craving for your recipe :)
    I like the discharge part, hehe


  4. Hi akka, Yeah my day is much better.. Summer is already burning us here in India so am craving for something cool and refreshing so concentrated on drinks more.. And coming to the discharge part, ha ha ha you are too hilarious..

    Hugs :)

  5. I like the fruit nungu... I didn't know its english name.. it's the first time I'm seeing a recipe with it... Looks delicious...

  6. Thank you so much Anisha..Even I like nungu and I used to have it with warm milk from my childhood and its summer so we get lots of Nungu these days so thought of posting it today.. :)

  7. thank you for your comment and for joining my have a very nice blog....following you through the gfc:)
    nice drink.......though i have never tasted this unique fruit(ice apple)

  8. love fav...its tempting

  9. Hi Simran, Preethi, Hemalata.. Thank you for all your lovely comments :)

  10. Looks so delicious,perfect for summer,really tempting
    You have a wonderful space Divya,happy to follow u:)

  11. wow...this is absolutely a summer treat recipe..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  12. Hi Suja, Meghana, Spice up, Jay, Julie, Shabbu, and Lavanya, Thanks for all the lovely words.

    Suja, Thanks for dropping by and following :) Do come back again..

    Meghana, Thanks for the awards dear..

    Spice up, this is very good to cool down our body do try some day..:)

    Jay, thank you so much, it is really good during summer.. :)

    Julie, Thanks for the lovely comment :)

    Shabbu, thank is really refreshing :)

    Lavanya, Thank you so much :)

  13. Such a wonderful combo, very very innovative..

  14. Replies
    1. Thank you so much :) Do drop in again :)

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