How to make the Best Mango Float
Mango Float Recipe is easy to make and very delicious Filipino dessert, a big hit during Christmas and New Year celebration. Mango float are my family’s favorite dessert and the ingredients are not expensive.
Did you know that Mango has so many Health Benefits?
This Mango Float Recipe contains the following nutrients from Mango Fruit:
- 105 calories
- 76% vitamin C which helps as antioxidant and boosts immunity
- 25% vitamin A which is also an antioxidant and improves vision
- 11% vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins which can improve hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention
- 9% healthy probiotic fibre
- 9% copper wherein it is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells
- 7% potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
- 4% magnesium
Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
Mangoes also help in digestion. Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango is rich in vitamins. With it’s high in pre-biotic dietary fiber and minerals that will help in digestion.
Mangoes boost your immune system with the combination of vitamin C, A and 25 different types of carotenoids, this helps keep your immune system healthy.
To know more about the Health Benefits of Mango fruit check out Top 10 Health Benefits of Mango.
How to make it:
This Mango Float Recipe dessert is the Filipino version of the popular icebox cake dessert made with layers of graham crackers but others use ladyfingers (broas), whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes.
According to Wikipedia, there are 14 different strains of Carabao mango. These strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras, MMSU Gold of the Ilocos Region and Lamao and Sweet Elena of Zambales. Now you know where you can get the best Mango in the Philippines.
You can also combine Mango with other fruit like Peach, you can view our version of Peach Mango Float Recipe here.
Mango Float Recipe dessert can be made with two layers of filling or three, depending on the size of your baking pan or dish. In this preparation we used a smaller glass baking dish so we can make 3 layers, and with the glass you can see the pretty layers.
Try this Pinoy Recipe at iba pa version of Mango Float Recipe this Holiday season or in whatever gatherings you have with your family and friends. You will surely enjoy this Filipino dessert because of the right amount of sweetness, layers of whip cream, graham crackers and mangoes.
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