Chilled mango soup

Tags: Chinese, dessert, starter
This cold soup can be served at the beginning of a summer meal, or for dessert, or as an entre.
. 7 steps
4 very ripe medium mangos Peel and pit dice half a mango Pour soup into large wine glasses, garnish with mango and mint.
puree rest   Combine, cook until soup returns to boil, remove from heat. Strain through sieve.
2 cups water Combine, bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer gently 15 minutes uncovered, stirring, until thick and syrupy
1 cup sugar
4 whole cloves
4 star anise
1 tablespoon cornflour blend
2 tablespoons water
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
3 tablespoons dark rum
1 cup white wine   Stir in wine, cook. Refrigerate until chilled.
mint sprigs
Serves 8-10