Black Sticky Rice with Mango and Coconut Milk

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This is a great Chinese dessert recipe inspired by Hui Lau Shan, one of my favorite dessert bars in China. Called “Xu Liu Shan” in Chinese, it’s the most popular and famous chain of dessert restaurants based in Hong Kong.

When I was a high school student in Shenzhen China, my favorite activity was to spend a few hours in Hui Lau Shan and enjoy a brunch or an afternoon tea there. The desserts are all asian style and many of them are made with mango. After I moved to New York, I found it’s really not that easy to find a great dessert bar that specializes in Chinese desserts and snacks.

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So… summer is still here. Why don’t you make this no-bake summer dessert in your own kitchen? Believe me, this luscious dessert is super easy to make. All you need is: black sticky rice, coconut milk, sugar and mango. 

This Chinese-style mango dessert is sweet and fruity, and super nice. It’s as refreshing as ice cream and frozen desserts, and also very healthy. 

Try out this healthy recipe today and get yourself ready to be freshen up! 

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Black Sticky Rice with Mango and Coconut Milk

  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time:  20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Serving Size: 2


  • 1/2 cup black sticky rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water

Step by step:

  1. Rinse the black sticky rice several times with cold running water. Then soak the rice in water for 20 minutes. (Some people soak it overnight, but 20 to 30 mins is sufficient.)
  2. Transfer the rice into a pot and add water to it. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low to medium heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. While the rice is cooking, peel and cut the mango.
  4. When the sticky rice is tender, turn it out and let it cool down. Then transfer the cooked rice into a bowl, and place mango chunks decoratively beside the rice. Slowly pour coconut milk in the bowl, then add some sugar. Serve immediately.

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  1. September 10, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    I can’t wait to try it myself!

  2. September 11, 2015 / 10:50 am

    This looks like an amazing breakfast!! And you are an amazing mango cutter upper 😉 Mine always look like they went through a food processor.

    • September 11, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Haha thank you so much! Well cutting mango is really not that hard. Believe me, you’ll become a mango-cutting master if you practice several times. 😀 I use this method and it actually works: Cut the mango from top to bottom on each side along the pit, and remove the big pit. Then cut into chunks by slicing horizontally and vertically, and remove the peel. That’s it. Let me know if it works for you!
      AND yes, this mango dessert is great for both breakfast and afternoon tea. You should try it out! 😛

  3. September 11, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Looks so good. Doesn’t sound too hard!

    • September 11, 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you! This recipe is pretty simple and delicious. The only step that takes some time is cooking the rice. But it’s worth it! I hope you like it! 🙂

  4. September 11, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I’m a deep lover of sweet sticky rice and this is so deliciously unusual! Can’t wait to try this. Thank you!

    • September 12, 2015 / 12:09 am

      You’re welcome! I feel you cuz I’m a huge dessert person and I love sticky rice too! I feel in love with this dessert many years ago when I first had it. 😀 it’s quick and casual. I hope you will love it!!! 😛

  5. September 12, 2015 / 1:42 am

    Just my type of dessert for autumn!

    • September 19, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      OH I’m so sorry. I just saw your comment now! It’s great that you also love this dessert! 😀

  6. September 19, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Some say the Chinese are not well known for their dessert but this looks yummy.

    • September 19, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you. Dessert actually is an important part of Chinese cuisine, though it’s often neglected…

      • September 21, 2015 / 8:23 pm

        But why? When I go to Chinese restaurants, they don’t emphasize dessert like they do in American diners. I personally don’t care that much, because I think dessert is overrated but why is it so when it’s supposed to be important in your cuisine?

        • September 21, 2015 / 8:57 pm

          I’m not sure why Chinese dessert is not that popular in other countries as it is in China. But Chinese people especially young people do eat dessert a lot. And dessert also has a very long history in Chinese food culture…

  7. September 24, 2015 / 12:05 am

    I’m glad I came across your blog! I absolutely love love love Chinese desserts! They are my favourite desserts! Your pictures look lovely! I pinned this! 🙂

    • September 24, 2015 / 12:07 am

      Hi Lisa! Thank you, you’re so sweet!! I’m so glad you like my recipes!!! XOXO

      • September 24, 2015 / 12:08 am

        We have the same last name too 🙂

  8. September 27, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    I love your elegant style! Looks delicious! <3

  9. October 4, 2015 / 1:11 am

    looks good–is there a difference between black rice and black sticky rice?

    • October 4, 2015 / 1:24 am

      Thank you! Black sticky rice literally means “sticky”. It becomes very soft & sticky when cooked, while black rice doesn’t. It’s very delicious! You should give it a try! 😀

      • October 4, 2015 / 5:29 am

        I don’t think it is available here.

        • October 4, 2015 / 7:31 am

          I see… Black rice can be a substitute for black sticky rice, though they taste a little different.

  10. October 5, 2015 / 3:28 am

    Yum! This looks like such a great comfort food. Great work you’re doing here!

    Thanks for stopping by Rye Humour. 🙂

    xo Molly

    • October 5, 2015 / 10:26 am

      Thank you very much! Delighted to find your lovely blog. 🙂
      xo Charlotte

  11. October 14, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Beautiful pictures too, thanks for sharing!

  12. October 19, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Even though it’s cold, I am more than willing to eat this any time of the year. Looks amazing!

    • October 19, 2015 / 9:55 pm

      Haha thank you! this might be my favorite dessert! And it’s so easy to make!

  13. October 22, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Charlotte! I’m a new blogger and really appreciate you liking my post. I thought I’d return the favor and take a look at your blog. Girl, you’ve got some amazing recipes in here! I love to cook and will have to try some of these out!

    • October 22, 2015 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you! It’s my pleasure! I’m so glad you like my blog. I started this blog 4 month ago, and I really enjoy doing it! It would be great if we support each other. I like your blog too!! Keep up the good work! And definitely let me know if u try any! 🙂

  14. M E Cheshier
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  15. M E Cheshier
    October 29, 2015 / 10:29 am

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Perfect for a week-end breakfast,,,

  16. October 30, 2015 / 12:40 am

    I saw this on Travels With Mary. Fabulous recipe. Looks utterly delicious.

    • October 30, 2015 / 9:12 am

      Hi Lorraine, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment! Your blog is really amazing and can’t wait to read more.

  17. November 2, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Thanks for liking my post! Loving all of these Chinese recipes!

    • November 2, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I enjoyed reading your blog as well. 🙂

  18. November 11, 2015 / 10:50 am

    We got something similar to this dish in Thailand … Sticky rice with coconut kathi and mango… I love your cooking! Will be trying some of ur recipes very soon!

  19. November 15, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    One of my favorite dessert! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I would have never guessed how to prepare the black sticky rice. Will probably have some difficulty finding it. I’ll definitely try the recipe if I find it.

    • November 15, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so happy you want to give it a try. It was very yummy! Looking forward to your feedback! 😀

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