Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (2024)

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Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessertyou couldever make. It only needs 4 ingredients too! It is a favoriteFilipino 'icebox cake' that is a big hit during the holiday seasons or any other special occasion.
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  • What is Mango Float?
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What is Mango Float?

Mango float is a popular dessert in the Philippines. It also goes by the names: Mango Royale or Crema de Mangga. A Filipino icebox cake made of graham crackers, all-purpose or whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and ripe mangoes.

It is made by creating layers of graham, cream, and mangoes using a big square or rectangle dish. Normally served chilled or even frozen. It is then cut into smaller squares before serving.

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Notes on some of the ingredients:

Cream. This recipe uses all-purpose cream because this is what is commonly available locally and is much more affordable. But I have also made this several times using whipping cream or heavy cream successfully.

Mango.Most ripe mangoes can be used to make this dessert. The best variety though would be the Philippine mango or also known as carabao or Manila mango. It is known for its sweetness and delicious taste.

Graham.Mango float is normally made using whole graham crackers. You can also use ladyfingers or sponge cake.

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Helpful tips in making Mango Royale/Float

  • Normally, you only need to chill the all-purpose cream in the fridge for some hours or overnight. Chilling it will turn it into a thicker or solid form (similar to cream cheese )and add it to the recipe as is. If you are going to use heavy or whipping cream you also chill it first and then whip it at high speed until stiff peaks form. Remember to chill your bowls and whisks as well. You can also whip all-purpose cream for a lighter texture and it will also increase in volume.
  • Remember that if you prefer to freeze your Mango Float, you have to refrigerate it first. This will give the graham crackers to absorb some of the moisture from the cream mixture so it can expand and soften. Freezing it for at least two hours will make it easier to cut and serve.
  • You may line your container with a parchment paper so you can lift the whole cake once frozen. Just make sure to use a sturdy one so it will not break even when soaked.

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Mango Float Easy Recipe

5 from 21 votes

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. It only needs 4 ingredients too! Try it now!

Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Chill time 3 hours hrs

Total Time: 3 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

Course :Dessert

Servings =8

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Chill the all-purpose cream the fridge overnight or in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  • Peel the skin off the mangoes. Cut away the sides (flesh) from the pit. Lay the mango halves flat-side down on a cutting board. Cut the flesh lengthwise into thin slices. Set aside.

  • Transfer chilled all-purpose cream in a large bowl. If you like it lighter and fluffier, whip it with a hand mixer until it doubles in volume.

  • Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk to the all-purpose cream until well blended.

  • Line the bottom of a rectangular or square (8x8 or 6x6) glass dish (or something similar) with a layer Graham crackers then pour and spread ¼ of the cream mixture on top of the crackers and then top with mango slices.

  • Repeat this process until 4 layers are formed, ending with the cream and mango slices on top. You can arrange the mango slices for the top in an overlapping manner for design.

  • Chill for at least 3-5 hours to set completely. You know it is ready when the Graham becomes soft and fluffy and no longer dry. You can also freeze it at this point before serving.

Notes

If you have some graham crackers left, crushed it finely and dust it on top before adding the final mango cubes.

You might want to adjust the measurement for the sweetened condensed milk, remember that the ripe mango will also add sweetness to the cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1019IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg

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This recipe was originally published in January 2017. Updated in May 2020 to include new photos and a recipe video. Tips are also added.

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  1. Ann says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (18)
    I’m pretty sure it is good! It’s just that I was unsuccessful when I try doing it. I ended up with Runny cream, very liquidy, I followed everything, chilling the all purpose creme which by the way what I used is the one on the link on the ingredients list. What went wrong?

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Ann, when you chilled your cream, did it turn solid? How long did you chill it? It should be fine but try the one in a tetra box that says all-purpose cream. You can also use chilled whipping cream that is whipped. The other thing that can cause it to become watery is maybe you beat the cream too much.

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  2. Reet says

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. Sadly we don't have Graham crackers in Australia, but we do have awesome mangoes. Hopefully i can find a suitable biscuit (cookie) to use. Summer is just around the corner & this would make a great cool dessert for our Christmas lunch.
    Thabkb you again for this cool recipe.

    Kindest regards
    Reet

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  3. Magee says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (19)
    It was so good and planning to do it again for my mother inlaw but I would like to askyou if I can freeze it before travelling it is an 8 hrs drive? Please let me know really appreciate it. Thanks

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Magee, yes you can freeze it and keep it in a cooler box (with ice packs if possible) to prevent it from melting completely. But if you have time, just assemble it there and chill it in the freezer for at least an hour or 2.

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  4. MJ says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (20)
    For how many people is that x3 measure ?

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    • Bebs says

      This recipe is good enough for 8 servings so x3 would be 24.

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  5. Alvin says

    Hi Ms Bebs! Isn't the freezing gonna make the finished product somewhat watery when it thaws for serving? I'm planning on making this for Thanksgiving, just a little bit curious as to how it's gonna hold up its form upon serving. I appreciate your time.

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    • Bebs says

      Sorry for the late reply Alvin, I would have recommended chilling it only if you will serve it soon enough. Although I like mine a bit frozen and so far never had the problem with it turning watery when thawed. But I have to admit, it is so fast gone so it does not have time to completely thaw.

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    • Marico Almazan says

      Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (21)
      So yummy and easy to make . Thank you so much for sharing your recipe !

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  6. Neth says

    It’s easy to follow

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  7. Mary says

    Hello … greetings from NC .. just want to askif I can use an apple mango kind instead the manila mango?

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    • Bebs says

      Sure you can, Mary. They will not taste the same as manila mango but should still be ok.

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    • RosalindWongLY@gmail.com says

      Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (22)
      Very good. Tastes like ice cream when frozen. I made it three times already recently. Well done 👍😊

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  8. Sophia Nguyen says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (23)
    It is very nice, keep up the great work!

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    • Bebs says

      Thank you.

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  9. Delle says

    Hi, can i use cool whip instead of whipping cream?

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    • Bebs says

      The one sold in tubs? I think it could work.

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  10. Geronne says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (24)
    Hi! I absolutely love this recipe, and I love all your recipes!! I’m Filipino but I live in Canada and you’re definitely my go-to whenever I miss home and am looking to make my comfort Filipino foods. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these recipes, oh and happy holidays:)

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    • Bebs says

      Glad you are enjoying our recipes, Geronne. Happy Holidays to you too and keep safe!

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    • Jin says

      Hi!
      I wonder if Nestlé Media Crema can be used to replace the all purpose cream? I am not sure if they are the same.

      Reply

  11. Rachelle says

    Whats best alternative for mangoe on this recipe?

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    • Bebs says

      peaches or mixed fruits.

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  12. johanna says

    can I use blender? to mix mango with the all-purpose and condense?

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    • Bebs says

      Sure, why not.

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  13. rochele Gore says

    Hi, Ms.Bebs! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. So far, I cooked Egg Pie, Beef Caldereta and Easy Baked Pasta. They all turned out really good. 🙂 Both my hubby and boy like them. 🙂
    Btw, I have a question regarding Mango Float recipe. Can I use peach instead of mango? or other fruits? They don't often sell mangoes here where I live and if ever they do, they're not the same kind as what we have back home.
    Thank you and more power to you.

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    • Bebs says

      Sure, you can, Rochele. I recommend peaches or mixed fruits.

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  14. jasmin says

    hi sis, pano if i dont have a hand mixer ba yon? pde ba ung mano mano lang using whisk? bet ko gawen pra sa monthsary ng baby ko e <3

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Jasmin, the hand mixer is an optional tool to make the all-purpose cream fluffier and lighter.

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  15. jasmin says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (25)
    hi sis, what if i dont have a hand mixer ba yon? pde ba ung mano mano lang using whisk? bet ko gawen pra sa monthsary ng baby ko e <3

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  16. Gem says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (26)
    Thanks for sharing this video.

    I will make this today and hopefully my daughter will like it when she come home in December for xmas break.

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    • Bebs says

      I will cross my fingers, Gem.

      Reply

  17. Sonny says

    I use 2 cartons of nesels cream 1 can of Condensed
    I large Mango pureed in food processor
    All is mixed with a hand mixer until thick and creamy
    Thats my trick for a richer mix.

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    • Bebs says

      Thanks for sharing it, Sonny.

      Reply

  18. ace says

    hi Bebs are you whipping the cream on this recipe as recommended or only optional. whipping it by hand mixer for how many minutes?

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Ace, if you are using whipping cream then it has to be whipped. In the Philippines, we have the all-purpose cream that can be chilled and ready to go..

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  19. Dimples says

    Hi, bebs! Is it necessary to whip the all purpose cream with a hand mixer? I don't have one 🙁 also having a hard time layering 'coz nagdidikit dikit yung graham crackers. At first I thought it was because of the mixture, but I already added cream so the ratio is 1:2. And still, nagdidikit dikit pa rin yung biscuits while floating T.T help!

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Dimple, as I mentioned in the post, whipping is optional if you are using all-purpose cream for a fluffier and lighter texture. The cream should be chilled before using so it could set or else it will be too liquid which I think is the reason why you are having a difficult time layering them. The mixture is too liquid and will not hold the crackers in place.

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  20. John says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (27)
    Very good very simple very quick .
    I try first in round bowl it doesn’t make good result. Rectangular of square container is necessary. Don’t add too much cream on the biscuit, just cover them with a layer is enough. Result is great and yummy. I use 1/2 can of the little one 180ml

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    • Bebs says

      Thanks for the comment John...

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      • Arlene D says

        Hi Bebs! Same measurement ba (500 ml) if I’m using heavy whipping cream? Thanks!!

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        • Bebs says

          Yes, same.

          Reply

  21. Hanna says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (28)
    Hi Bebs! I've been wanting to make Mango Float here in Germany but couldn't find Graham Crackers, Nestle or All-Purpose Cream just like the ones we use in the Philippines. It also goes to say that the Mangoes that are available here in Germany are not so good as the ones we have back home. Can you please tell me some alternatives for those ingredients?
    Thank you very much!

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Hanna, you can use Butterkekse for Graham crackers. Schlagsahne, when whipped, should also work ( I actually like it better). As for the mangoes, look for the frozen ones in the groceries (Kaufland, Edeka), they are not like ours but better than the ones you buy fresh in Germany.

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  22. Mark chester says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (29)
    Hmm how much it cost for 1 whole tray? And how can I know the quantity of the ingredients to buy ?? 🙁 im sorry ita my first time making mango float 🙂 from php here 🙂

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  23. Nicolette Reynancia says

    Hi!! Where can I buy graham crackers here in germany? I can‘t imagine using any substitute for grahams. I miss mango float so much. I‘m terribly craving them!! Btw, I live in Dersum, it‘s such a small town. But when I go to Berlin or any other bigger city, it’ll be my goal to get one.

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Nicolette, I was not able to find Graham crackers in Germany so I used to bring some packs whenever I go to the Philippines. But, you can try Butterkekse. It is the closest thing I can find as a substitute.

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  24. Lazaro says

    When you say 1 pack of graham crackers, do you mean 1 bag of three or 1 whole box (3 bags /box)? Would like to suggest for you to use weights for a clearer description, thus leaving no chance for the readers for any misinterpretation. Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Lazaro, sorry if you got confused. I used about 12 pieces of graham crackers for this one. I didn't put the exact amount because it might need more or less depending on the container you use.

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  25. Savi says

    Hi Bebs,
    The mango desert looks great but what exactly is all purpose cream,dear?
    Savi

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    • Bebs says

      Hi Savi, this is what we use in the Philippines. You can use whipping cream or even heavy cream...

      Reply

  26. eirene grace timbreza says

    Thanks for the recipes, i will try to make puto flan.

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    • Bebs says

      You are welcome Eirene!

      Reply

  27. Mayuri Patel says

    Love this simple and yet delicious looking dessert.

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    • Bebs says

      Thanks for the comment Mayuri. Have a nice day!

      Reply

  28. Tina says

    Mango Float Easy Recipe - Foxy Folksy (30)
    Thank you so much...! So easy to make and so delicious with your recipe! Thumbs up...

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    • Bebs says

      Thanks Tina!

      Reply

  29. Stella says

    Philippine mangoes are indeed the best. It's nice you can bring some with you to Germany. It's not allowed to bring in fresh fruits into New Zealand and I haven't seen any PH mangoes here.

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    • Bebs says

      How bad that you cannot bring in mangoes or any fresh fruits in NZ. I feel for you and I wish some importers would think of importing them there and here too! PH Mangoes are the best!

      Reply

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