Mango float
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Alternative namescrema de mangga, mango royale, mango icebox cake, mango graham cake, mango graham float, mango refrigerator cake
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsLadyfingers/graham crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk and ripe carabao mangoes
VariationsCrema de fruta

Mango float or crema de mangga is a Filipino icebox cake dessert made with layers of ladyfingers (broas) or graham crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes. It is chilled for a few hours before serving, though it can also be frozen to give it an ice cream-like consistency. It is a modern variant of the traditional Filipino crema de fruta cake. It is also known by various other names like mango refrigerator cake, mango graham float, mango royale, and mango icebox cake, among others.[1][2][3][4] Crema de mangga is another version that additionally uses custard and gulaman (agar) or gelatin, as in the original crema de fruta.[5][6]

Mango float can also be made with various other fruits like strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and cherries, among others. Combinations of different fruits result in a version closer to the original crema de fruta.[7][8][9][10]

See also


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  2. ^ Maryanne (15 June 2017). "Mango Royale (Mango Icebox Cake)". The Little Epicurean. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Bohol Delicacies- Must-have Treats and Pasalubongs". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Mango Float". Food Network. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Crema de Mangga". DailyGuardian. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Crema de Mangga". Pinoy Hapagkainan. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Kriska Cooks: Graham Refrigerated Cake". Sweet NothingsL A Sweet Bite into Life. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Extra Special Mango Float". Manila Spoon. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  9. ^ "How to make Strawberry Graham Float". Pinoy Recipe at iba pa. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ "The Best Mango Float Recipe". Pinoy Recipe at iba pa. Retrieved 2 December 2018.