Travel to the islands with this dessert of chopped mango, kiwi, coconut, lime, and rum. If you have little ones at your gathering, substitute the rum for mango nectar or OJ. One reader stated, "This ambrosia makes for a beautiful presentation and a delicious light finish to special meals."
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons white rum
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cups cubed peeled ripe mango (about 2 mango)
2 cups cubed peeled kiwifruit (about 6 kiwifruit)
2 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut, toasted
How to Make It
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in rum and lime juice. Cool completely.
Combine mango and kiwifruit; add rum syrup, tossing gently. Sprinkle with coconut.
This is a wonderful light refreshing dessert. Simple but great flavors. Love to serve this in the summer in wine glasses or goblets when we don't want a heavy dessert. Everyone we have served this to loves it.