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How to Make a Mango Rose

In this blog, I'm going to teach you how I make my infamous mango roses! I get questions about this all the time and I am going to show you how its done so you can make everything cute and tropical, one mango at a time. These adorable little creations are perfect for dressing up your smoothie bowls, oatmeal, or any fruit platter, adding a touch of whimsy and elegance to your dishes. And guess what? They are way easier to make than they look! So, grab a mango, a cutting board, and a sharp knife, and let’s get rolling—literally!

A Fun, Fruity Tutorial from Claire Bear Bites

Welcome to a fun and fruity adventure! In this blog, I’m going to teach you how I make my infamous mango roses! Many of you have been asking how it’s done and I promise it’s so much easier than you think! All you need is a ripe mango, a sharp knife, and in a few minutes, you can create stunning, rose-shaped garnishes that are perfect for enhancing smoothie bowls, desserts, and fruit platters. Keep reading these easy steps and tips to make your own exquisite mango roses!

What You Need to Make Mango Roses

  • Ripe Mango: Choose a mango that’s ripe but firm. Too soft, and your slices will mush; too hard, and they won’t fold nicely (or taste great).
  • Sharp Knife & Vegetable Peeler: A sharp chef’s knife is crucial for thin, even slices. 
  • Cutting Board: A stable surface for safe slicing. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Mango Roses

Step 1: Prep Your Mango

Start by selecting the right mango—it should give a little when pressed but not be overly soft. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the mango. This method is clean and efficient, leaving you with a smooth mango cheek ready for slicing.

Step 2: Slice the Mango

Carefully slice down one side of the mango, close to the pit, to remove one cheek. Place this flat side down on your cutting board. Now, using your sharp knife, slice the mango cheek very thinly. These slices will form the “petals” of your rose, so aim for precision and consistency.

Step 3: Arrange the Slices

Take the sliced mango and lay out the slices in a straight line, slightly overlapping each piece with the next. This setup is crucial as it forms the base of your rose.

Step 4: Roll into a Rose

Starting from one end of your mango slice line, gently begin to roll the slices towards the other end. Keep the roll fairly tight as you start and then allow some looseness as you reach the end to create a more natural rose shape.

Step 5: Fan Out the Rose

Once your mango is all rolled up, use your fingers to gently fan out the slices from the center outward. This step transforms your rolled mango into a beautiful, blooming rose.

Step 6: Marvel at Your Creation

And voila! You’ve just made a mango rose! How easy was that? Now you can place your mango rose as a gorgeous edible decoration on any dish that needs a tropical flair.

Watch How It’s Made!

If you’re like me you’re a visual learner and sometimes it’s easier to see the example in motion! Click play on the video below to follow along with me!

Why You’ll Love Making Mango Roses

Creating mango roses is more than just a kitchen activity – it’s a way to bring creativity and joy into your dishes. Adding mango roses to your meals can be a fun way to express yourself through cooking as they’re sure to impress anyone with their intricate appearance.

Tips to Make The Best Mango Roses

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Don’t worry if your first few attempts aren’t perfect. It gets easier with practice!
  • Chill Your Mango: If you find the slices too floppy, chilling the mango in the fridge before slicing can make it easier to handle.
  • Use the Right Tools: A sharp knife and a good peeler make all the difference.

Loved this mango rose tutorial? Why not try incorporating them into other recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Spring Chia Pudding

Walnut Nice Cream

Homemade Mango Jam

Making mango roses is not just about creating something pretty; it’s about having fun in the kitchen and enjoying the natural beauty of whole foods. These little beauties are sure to add a burst of joy and flavor to your meals. Ready, set, create!

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This deliciously colorful meals are a direct reflection of me and my love for experimenting. Food should make you happy, smile and make you do a weird lil happy dance cause it taste so dang good. Life can be stressful but your food doesn’t need to be! Let’s have fun and eat the rainbow!

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How to Make a Mango Rose

Life’s too short for boring food. And These little cuties, are not only adorable and the perfect addition to things like smoothie bowls, oats, and fun little fruit platters, but they are so much easier than you think and today I want to show you just how easy they are! all you need is a mango a cutting board and a knife and away we go! You don’t have to be a seasoned chef or a food artist to create beautiful, intricate, engaging food! ANYONE can make these! So follow along with my easy to follow tutorial and let’s have the most fun we can have in the kitchen!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack, themed recipes
Cuisine American, Food Tutorial, Vegan
Servings 2 large roses or 6 small ones

Equipment

  • cutting board, sharp knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe mango

Instructions
 

  • Simply peel and thinly slice a mango cheek
  • Next, straighten the slices into a line and fold them into a spiral shape.
  • Using your fingers you can fan out the slices to make a perfect rose.
  • And there you go! These are so much fun you guys and I really just want to show you all these pretty cute little things that I put in my recipes. Are not as hard as you think. Let’s have some fun!

Notes

** look for a mango that is ripe but not too ripe. The slices need to be pliable so underripe will not yield perfect roses.
**be sure to use a very sharp chefs knife so you can make clean precise slices.
The best mango hack is you can peel them with a vegetable peeler! So easy, no mess and leaves a perfectly smooth, perfectly peeled mango cheek!!
Keyword edible art, food tutorial, how to make, mango rose, themed food

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Meet Claire

Welcome to Claire Bear Bites! Here is where we have the most amount of fun with food. I’m an silly, quirky Aussie living in LA, creating and loving bright, colorful, healthy and delicious plant based meals.

This deliciously colorful meals are a direct reflection of me and my love for experimenting. Food should make you happy, smile and make you do a weird lil happy dance cause it taste so dang good. Life can be stressful but your food doesn’t need to be! Let’s have fun and eat the rainbow!

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