Crema de fruta
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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 (Spanish: "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]

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.[3][4]

See also


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