A soft, cool and smooth dessert. For a strong citrus flavor, add one whole peeled lemon or lime to the blender, along with the lemon or lime juice called for in the recipe. This will result in a tart citrus-y dessert, much like lemon or lime pie. Before adding the dates, taste the mango mixture, you may not want to add too many if the mangoes are already
In a blender, place mango pieces and blend until smooth. Add lime juice, zest and dates and process until smooth. Be patient. Mango is a very fibrous fruit and you want to achieve smooth, pudding-like results.
In a parfait or wine glass, layer the crust mixture and the mango lime mixture. Start with some crust mixture in the bottom of the glass, then mango mixture, a bit of crust mixture and so on, ending with crust mixture on top.
Yield: 4 glasses of parfait.
Variation: substitute papaya or persimmon
Variation: Add another layer, made up of thinly sliced Kiwi fruit or strawberries.