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Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. It only needs 4 ingredients too! It is a favorite Filipino ‘icebox cake’  that is a big hit during the holiday seasons or any other special occasion. 
Mango Graham Dessert

What is Mango Float?

Mango float is a popular dessert in the Philippines. It also goes by the names: Mango Royale or Crema de Mangga. A Filipino icebox cake made of graham crackers, all-purpose or whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and ripe mangoes.

It is made by creating layers of graham, cream, and mangoes using a big square or rectangle dish. Normally served chilled or even frozen. It is then cut into smaller squares before serving.

Ingredients for making mango float

Notes on some of the ingredients:

Cream. This recipe uses all-purpose cream because this is what is commonly available locally and is much more affordable. But I have also made this several times using whipping cream or heavy cream successfully.

Mango. Most ripe mangoes can be used to make this dessert. The best variety though would be the Philippine mango or also known as carabao or Manila mango. It is known for its sweetness and delicious taste.

Graham. Mango float is normally made using whole graham crackers. You can also use ladyfingers or sponge cake.

 

A piece of Mango Float served on a plate

Helpful tips in making Mango Royale/Float

  • Normally, you only need to chill the all-purpose cream in the fridge for some hours or overnight. Chilling it will turn it into a thicker or solid form (similar to cream cheese )and add it to the recipe as is. If you are going to use heavy or whipping cream you also chill it first and then whip it at high speed until stiff peaks form. Remember to chill your bowls and whisks as well. You can also whip all-purpose cream for a lighter texture and it will also increase in volume.
  • Remember that if you prefer to freeze your Mango Float, you have to refrigerate it first. This will give the graham crackers to absorb some of the moisture from the cream mixture so it can expand and soften. Freezing it for at least two hours will make it easier to cut and serve.
  • You may line your container with a parchment paper so you can lift the whole cake once frozen. Just make sure to use a sturdy one so it will not break even when soaked.

 

Chilled Mango Royale

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Mango Float
5 from 6 votes

Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. It only needs 4 ingredients too! Try it now!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Keyword: crema de mangga,mango float,mango royale
Servings: 8
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Chill the all-purpose cream the fridge overnight or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Peel the skin off the mangoes. Cut away the sides (flesh) from the pit. Lay the mango halves flat-side down on a cutting board. Cut the flesh lengthwise into thin slices. Set aside.
  • Transfer chilled all-purpose cream in a large bowl. If you like it lighter and fluffier, whip it with a hand mixer until it doubles in volume.
  • Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk to the all-purpose cream until well blended.
  • Line the bottom of a rectangular or square (8x8 or 6x6) glass dish (or something similar) with a layer Graham crackers then pour and spread 1/4 of the cream mixture on top of the crackers and then top with mango slices.
  • Repeat this process until 4 layers are formed, ending with the cream and mango slices on top. You can arrange the mango slices for the top in an overlapping manner for design.
  • Chill for at least 3-5 hours to set completely. You know it is ready when the Graham becomes soft and fluffy and no longer dry. You can also freeze it at this point before serving.

VIDEO

RECIPE NOTES

If you have some graham crackers left, crushed it finely and dust it on top before adding the final mango cubes.
You might want to adjust the measurement for the sweetened condensed milk, remember that the ripe mango will also add sweetness to the cake.
Nutrition Facts
Mango Float Easy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1019IU20%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This recipe was originally published in January 2017. Updated in May 2020 to include new photos and a recipe video. Tips are also added.

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  1. I use 2 cartons of nesels cream 1 can of Condensed
    I large Mango pureed in food processor
    All is mixed with a hand mixer until thick and creamy
    Thats my trick for a richer mix.

  2. hi Bebs are you whipping the cream on this recipe as recommended or only optional. whipping it by hand mixer for how many minutes?

    1. Hi Ace, if you are using whipping cream then it has to be whipped. In the Philippines, we have the all-purpose cream that can be chilled and ready to go..

  3. Hi, bebs! Is it necessary to whip the all purpose cream with a hand mixer? I don’t have one 🙁 also having a hard time layering ‘coz nagdidikit dikit yung graham crackers. At first I thought it was because of the mixture, but I already added cream so the ratio is 1:2. And still, nagdidikit dikit pa rin yung biscuits while floating T.T help!

    1. Hi Dimple, as I mentioned in the post, whipping is optional if you are using all-purpose cream for a fluffier and lighter texture. The cream should be chilled before using so it could set or else it will be too liquid which I think is the reason why you are having a difficult time layering them. The mixture is too liquid and will not hold the crackers in place.

  4. 5 stars
    Very good very simple very quick .
    I try first in round bowl it doesn’t make good result. Rectangular of square container is necessary. Don’t add too much cream on the biscuit, just cover them with a layer is enough. Result is great and yummy. I use 1/2 can of the little one 180ml

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Bebs! I’ve been wanting to make Mango Float here in Germany but couldn’t find Graham Crackers, Nestle or All-Purpose Cream just like the ones we use in the Philippines. It also goes to say that the Mangoes that are available here in Germany are not so good as the ones we have back home. Can you please tell me some alternatives for those ingredients?
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Hanna, you can use Butterkekse for Graham crackers. Schlagsahne, when whipped, should also work ( I actually like it better). As for the mangoes, look for the frozen ones in the groceries (Kaufland, Edeka), they are not like ours but better than the ones you buy fresh in Germany.

  6. 5 stars
    Hmm how much it cost for 1 whole tray? And how can I know the quantity of the ingredients to buy ?? 🙁 im sorry ita my first time making mango float 🙂 from php here 🙂

  7. Hi!! Where can I buy graham crackers here in germany? I can‘t imagine using any substitute for grahams. I miss mango float so much. I‘m terribly craving them!! Btw, I live in Dersum, it‘s such a small town. But when I go to Berlin or any other bigger city, it’ll be my goal to get one.

    1. Hi Nicolette, I was not able to find Graham crackers in Germany so I used to bring some packs whenever I go to the Philippines. But, you can try Butterkekse. It is the closest thing I can find as a substitute.

  8. When you say 1 pack of graham crackers, do you mean 1 bag of three or 1 whole box (3 bags /box)? Would like to suggest for you to use weights for a clearer description, thus leaving no chance for the readers for any misinterpretation. Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Lazaro, sorry if you got confused. I used about 12 pieces of graham crackers for this one. I didn’t put the exact amount because it might need more or less depending on the container you use.

  9. Philippine mangoes are indeed the best. It’s nice you can bring some with you to Germany. It’s not allowed to bring in fresh fruits into New Zealand and I haven’t seen any PH mangoes here.

    1. How bad that you cannot bring in mangoes or any fresh fruits in NZ. I feel for you and I wish some importers would think of importing them there and here too! PH Mangoes are the best!

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