Crema de fruta

Top: crema de fruta from Goldilocks Bakeshop;
bottom: mango float, an icebox cake version of crema de fruta
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsSponge cake, custard or cream, gelatin or gulaman, various fruits
VariationsMango float

Crema de fruta (lit.'fruit cream') is a traditional Filipino fruitcake made with layers of sponge cake, sweet custard or whipped cream, gelatin or gulaman (agar), and various preserved or fresh fruits, including mangoes, pineapples, cherries, and strawberries. It is usually served during the Christmas season. It has multiple variations, ranging from changes in the fruits used to the addition of ingredients like jam, sago, condensed milk, and others. [1] [2][3]

An icebox cake variant of crema de fruta also exists, which is much easier to prepare. It is traditionally made with ladyfingers (broas) instead of sponge cake, with layers of custard and fruits. A modern variant of this is the crema de mangga or "mango float", which uses graham crackers, whipped cream, and ripe Carabao mangoes.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Crema de Fruta Recipe". Yummy Kitchen. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  2. ^ Lalaine (November 28, 2017). "Crema de Fruta". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Crema de Fruta Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Jane (December 5, 2016). "Crema de Fruita a Festive Christmas Dessert". Maputing Cooking. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Maryanne (June 15, 2017). "Mango Royale (Mango Icebox Cake)". The Little Epicurean. Retrieved April 1, 2018.