Mango float

Top: A slice of mango float
Bottom: Mango float shake, a milkshake version of mango float
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]

A milkshake version of the recipe made with milk, whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and puréed mangoes is also popular.[11][12][13]

See also


  1. ^ Jane (December 5, 2016). "Crema de Fruita a Festive Christmas Dessert". Maputing Cooking. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Maryanne (June 15, 2017). "Mango Royale (Mango Icebox Cake)". The Little Epicurean. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bohol Delicacies- Must-have Treats and Pasalubongs". Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Mango Float". Food Network. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Crema de Mangga". DailyGuardian. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Crema de Mangga". Pinoy Hapagkainan. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Kriska Cooks: Graham Refrigerated Cake". Sweet NothingsL A Sweet Bite into Life. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Extra Special Mango Float". Manila Spoon. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "How to make Strawberry Graham Float". Pinoy Recipe at iba pa. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Best Mango Float Recipe". Pinoy Recipe at iba pa. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "Refreshing Mango Graham Shake". Cook n'Share. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  12. ^ "Mango Graham Shakes". Mae Serves You Food. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  13. ^ "Mango Graham Shake". Food Thinkers. Retrieved January 17, 2024.