Last Updated on December 6, 2020 by Ed Joven
How to make the best Mango Float
Mango Float Recipe is the easiest, delicious no-bake Filipino dessert you can make for the entire family. Bursting with fresh mango flavor with lots of antioxidants. It is always a big hit during Christmas, New Year and Birthday celebrations. Mango float is my family’s favorite dessert, and the good thing is the ingredient’s not expensive.
How to make Mango float:
Graham Float dessert is the Filipino version of the popular icebox cake. It is consists of layers of graham crackers or ladyfingers (broas), whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes. Mango Float dessert can be two layers of filling or three, depending on the size of your baking pan. In this preparation, we use a smaller glass baking dish so we can make three layers. Using a glass baking dish allows you to see the pretty layers.
Where can you buy the best Mango in the Philippines?
According to Wikipedia, there are 14 different strains of Carabao mango. These mango strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras. There is also MMSU Gold of Ilocos Region. We recommend you buy the mango fruit from Guimaras because their variety is the sweetest in the Philippines. Guimaras is exporting Mango to many parts of the world.
Try this Pinoy Recipe at iba pa version of Mango Float Recipe this Holiday season with your family and friends. You will surely enjoy this Filipino dessert. With the right amount of sweetness, layers of whip cream, graham crackers, and mangoes, the taste is heavenly.
Mango Float Preparation Procedure:
Tips on making Mango Float
- Use a square 8 x 8 baking dish that is deep enough for the multiple layers .
- We use a combination of All-purpose cream and powder whip-cream in this recipe.
- You can also use broas (ladyfingers) if graham crackers are not available.
Mango Float Recipe
- 3 large ripe mangoes sliced
- 1 cup whipping cream (chilled & whipped until doubled in size) or 1 box (200g) Frosty Whip Cream Powder, whipped according to package
- 1 250ml nestle all-purpose cream, chilled
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt optional
- 1 pack graham crackers
- Prepare an 8×8 baking dish glass or any similar container and set aside.
- Wash mangoes, cut both sides off the pit, peel and slice the flesh thinly. Don’t throw the pit, scrape the flesh and reserve.
- In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until light and double in size. Add in chilled all-purpose cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix until well combine. At this point you can taste test your cream and adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
- Divide the whipped cream mixture into 3 parts, so you can have a 3-layer mango float.
- To assemble the mango float, first you have to arrange graham crackers in your baking dish. Lay the crackers flat and even until you cover the whole bottom of the pan. Use scissors or sharp knife to trim the crackers, if needed.
- Pour 1 part of the cream mixture at the top of crackers and spread evenly.
- Top with mango slices and add reserve scraped mangoes.
- Place another layer of graham crackers and repeat process until you have 3 layers, ending with cream and sliced mangoes on top. Don’t throw extra graham crumbs, crushed it finely & dust it on top of your mango float.
- Chill for 8 hours or overnight to set completely before serving.
Did you know that Mango has many Health Benefits?
Mangoes boost your immune system by combining vitamin C, A, and 25 different types of carotenoids. Mango helps keep your immune system healthy.
Below are the nutrients you will get from Mango Fruit:
- 105 calories.
- 76% vitamin C, which helps as antioxidants and boosts immunity.
- 25% vitamin A improves your vision.
- 11% vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins can enhance hormone production in the brain and heart disease prevention.
- 9% healthy probiotic fiber.
- 9% copper, wherein it is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus red blood cells’ production.
- 7% potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake).
- 4% magnesium.
Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant compounds. According to a new research study. Mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that antioxidant compounds in Mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
Mango helps with indigestion. 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 indigestion.
Mangoes alkalize the body. Mango is high in malic acid. It is also rich in tartaric acid and citric acid that mainly maintains the alkali reserve of the body.
Mangoes provide high iron for women. Mango, being rich in iron, is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can eat mangoes, as this will increase their iron levels and calcium.
To know more about the Health Benefits of Mango fruit, check out Top 10 Health Benefits of Mango.
Combining Mango with other fruit like Peach is also possible. You can view our version of Peach Mango Float Recipe here. Enjoy this easy to make Mango Float with your family and friends this Christmas season or on any occasion.
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