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Mango Float

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Servings: 9-12 (depending on what size dish you use)
 
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This dessert doesn't float, but the one eating it surely will! It is delicious and creamy. You have to use sweet ripe mangoes otherwise you can substitute canned peaches. Very easy to make!

Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1/2 cup mashed ripe mango
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Thin slices of ripe mangoes
Graham Crackers or Slices of Chiffon cake

Garnish: (optional)
Mango slices
Cashew nuts or any chopped nuts you may prefer to use
Maraschino cherries

Instructions:
1. Blend cream and sweetened condensed milk together. Add mashed mango. Add vanilla. Set aside, preferably keeping it chilled until needed. (You may opt to use more sweetened condensed milk for a sweeter taste).

2. In a square 9 x 9-inch or a rectangular 9 x 13-inch Pyrex or any transparent dish, assemble graham crackers and cream mixture by arranging the crackers on the bottom of the dish.

3. Spread one third of the cream mixture, arrange some mango slices, then put another layer of the crackers. Repeat the process, ending with the cream mixture on top.

4. Sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional). Garnish with more slices of mangoes or maraschino cherries for a more festive appeal.

5. Chill before serving.

Makes 9-12 servings (depending on what size baking dish you use).

Source: Marriz Torres
Submitted By: Marriz Torres
Date: June 2, 2004

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Reviewer: Melanie
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You should try this, it's very delicious!

 
Reviewer: kaye
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This is so extremely easy, yet so delicious. It is always served at our family gatherings.

 
Reviewer: jheree
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gotta try this guys bcoz this is my favorite dessert since the first time i tasted it.... easy yet soooooo good

 
Reviewer: Cam
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i introduced this recipe to my mom and she loved it. and everytime theres an event she never forgets to make one.

 
Reviewer: heidi
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hey guys... wanna add jelly on the cream so that it'll stay firm..?

 
Reviewer: asian girl
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When i went to the Philippines and tried it..mmm SO delicious!!. I loved it.

 
Reviewer: Dotz
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delicious!

 
Reviewer: janna
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Delicious!!! Affordable and for the whole family to eat..!!!

 
Reviewer: ice
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this is my favorite dessert!!!! love it.....

 
Reviewer: pinay
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I am a filipina and this is the most famous dessert which is always present at any gatherings or just a simple dinner. It's actually better to use crushed graham crackers (available in pouches) because if you try placing graham crackers on top of the cream, it sometimes doesn't resist the weight and it sinks, and instead of mashing the mangoes, you can actually just spoon it directly from the peel (of course don't use the part with the seed), and you can also try to put unflavored gelatin into the cream and condensed milk mixture to have a firmer consistency. I have tried mangoes from different parts of the world but nothing beats the sweetness of philippine mangoes. It's like honey... so sweet especially when recently picked from the tree... smells so good, too. Since i am in Spain right now, i just use peaches whenever i fancy the mango float (or mango royale) since the mangoes available here are not sweet even when over-ripe.

 
Reviewer: Jing
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Tried this recently. So easy but sooo good!

 
Reviewer: therese
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nice recipe. it's very yummy

 
Reviewer: Emy
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I absolutely love this. My sister-in-law and my brother make this all the time and it is one of my favorite philippine treats =)

 
Reviewer: tootsie lad
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I'm also a Filipina, and this dessert is almost always present during celebrations at home especially during birthdays of my kids. They surely love this thing...

 
Reviewer: sunshine
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Try it!! It's so very delicious but affordable.

 
Reviewer: Emy
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i've been looking for this recipe for a long time and my kids and i went ga-ga for this recipe. so easy to make and so good!

 
Reviewer: Maricar Pellebon
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I use to make this in the Phillipines and now that I'm here in the USA, I introduced it to my friends from Germany, Pakistan, India and Greece and they all love it.

 
Reviewer: jaja
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Everyone in our house loves this so easy to make dessert, yet so yummy!

 
Reviewer: Alyzza
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This recipe helped me and my group with our cooking project. It really helped us and it was delicious!

 
Reviewer: Edna
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I went to the Philippines and my aunt made this for me and it was soooooooo good!

 
Reviewer: Queenie
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This is very easy and very delicious

 
Reviewer: Marycris
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I tasted this at a party and it's so delicious.

 
Reviewer: tintin
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can i use dried mangoes instead of fresh mangoes?

 
Reviewer: Roda
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I've always made this yummylicious recipes way back home in the philippines. When i went to hongkong, i made one for some chinese friends...then wow! they loved it! Now, im here in Canada...they always want it!

 
Reviewer: Karissa
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Nothing beats this mango float. I have been doing this every Christmas and every year I get positive responses!

 
Reviewer: Jan
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this is my favorite dessert in the whole world!!! yum!

 
Reviewer: grace
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very easy, affordable and very delicious too.. thanks for the recipe...

 
Reviewer: behlat
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its very easy to make and its very delicious!!!

 
Reviewer: claire bernardo
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very nice but how much is the total price or the money that will used to make it?

 
Reviewer: mika isabel
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you should try this, its awesome and yummy!

 
Reviewer: mcgregor
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this dessert is good and very nutritious try this guyz!!!!!

 
Reviewer: LHM
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The flavor and textures are very nice, but it's not very pretty or easy to serve. I used leftover crushed mac nut cookies and those were great. I'd make it again, but in individual bowls like the picture next time.

 
Reviewer: MJ
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This is the best dessert in the whole world! Although, its best made with ground graham crackers.

 
Reviewer: angel
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it is yummy,it is very easy to do,try it!!so you can also eat this very delicious recipe and you can also serve in all occasions.

 
Reviewer: sally
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yummmmmm!!!

 
Reviewer: marie
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hi i am a Filipina. this dessert is really tasty and its one of my favorite too. i am not really into sweets but this mango float i can eat until i burst my stomach. hehe. i am currently in Singapore now and i introduced this to all my guests and everybody liked it, but the only thing is, its hard to find the fresh mangoes like the ones we have in the Philippines.

 
Reviewer: Leony Vicky Tevs
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the said dish is so savory and palatable! it's so appropriate for desserts in different ocassions!

 
Reviewer: soon-to-be-MOM
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yummy dessert it is and i love it! this is very affordable:

1 kg ripe mangoes =P60-80.00(philippine peso) condensed milk = 40.00 (more or less) heavy cream =40.00 graham cracker = 40.00

 
Reviewer: aimee
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Whenever i think of mango dessert, mango float comes first in my mind, and i've been loving this foh-evah! another substitute for graham crackers/slices chiffon cake, would be lady fingers. You might wana try it too! its yummy.

 
Reviewer: grace
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Very good recipe. I love mango float !! For those with questions, let me try to answer them (I am in the Philippines and just about 30 minutes away from making one, as soon as my cousin comes home with the graham crackers)

CAN DRIED MANGOES BE USED?

No, tried it and the float tasted sour instead of sweet, stick with fresh mangoes.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO MAKE?

Depends which country you're in. If you're in the Philippines then rejoice! You can make this for under 200 Php [around $4.50 with $1=41 pesos exchange rate). If you're from another country, the fresh mangoes will probably be the most expensive ingredient.

AREN'T YOU SUPPOSED TO ADD GELATIN TO THE MIX?

Hmmm...yes, it's supposed to be there to make the cream firm [but may not be necessary if you serve the float half-frozen out of the fridge so it's still solid). Prefer it with gelatin though, so it doesn't melt like ice cream on your tongue, but rather half-solid so you can enjoy it a little longer in your mouth.

 
Reviewer: Michael (South Africa)
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Well we are going to try it here for the first time but we dont have graham crackers here so we are substituting the Graham to Marie Biscuits but i think its going to be fine and YUM YUM TO THE MAXXXX!!! THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!

 
Reviewer: Anhhhhhh
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this is so easy to make and its so good!!!

 
Reviewer: ako neh
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Yes !!! Very delicious and the office mates of my hubby liked it too !!!Since, I'm in Spain now and we don't have the same mango as what we have in the Philippines. I used peach instead of mango. Actually it tasted different, not totally the same as what we have in the Philippines. And I've just put condensed milk, a can of peaches and nothing more. But in spite of the few ingredients that I had, it worked anyway.

 
Reviewer: delamae
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yea! it was good. .

 
Reviewer: nicole
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Mango floats are one of my favorite desserts. This is very delicious and sweet. I also tried a peach float; same ingredients except for the mango.

 
Reviewer: Lorlyn
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I have done mango floats for years especially during the Yuletide Seasons. My mom, two brothers, nephew and relatives love this so!

 
Reviewer: ann
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I'm a filipina and we make different kinds of cakes here in philippines because my mom is a cake baker. Mango float is my favorite of all. Try chiffon cake instead of graham. I'm sure you'll love it once you taste it you'll always want it..

 
Reviewer: Margaux
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Oh my god this is so delicous we just made it yesterday may 10 2009 its so delicous use broas chocolate flavor it matches with the mangoes

 
Reviewer: wendy
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i've been making this dessert more than a decade now. i happen to run into this website because my mother who works in Spain asks me to send her a dessert recipe particularly mango float. if you are in the Philippines may i suggest MARIE BISCUITS if you prefer a milkier taste instead of the usual graham crackers. try this and see the difference

 
Reviewer: marjo
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i am a pilipina but im stayin in bangkok at the moment, when i was philippine i often make mango float, my fiance love it, so now that were in bangkok i tried to make one time for all of his friends to let them try my favorite yummy dessest and i always told them if you have a pilipina partner asked about mango float coz its famous. and they really love it, so every now and then i make it. mango in bangkok is really really nice as well. last christmas 2008 i was in UK i also make mango float i brought graham from philippines and mango its to hard to find there the right one i used an african mango, it still taste yummy but not as good as a philippine or bangkok mango. my fiance's family love it. i remember one of his uncle never been tried eat mango coz he dont like it he said but since he tried a mango float they start to love mango. so everytime i visit UK i always took dried mango as pasalobong for them. everytime i make mango float wherever in the country i stopped, every one who taste it i allways have a thumbs up. so proud bein filipila.

 
Reviewer: Desire Cecilio
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Just want to ask the ratio of cream to condensed milk?

 
Reviewer: Diana, Diana's Desserts
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Hi Desire, the ratio of the cream and the sweetened condensed milk is almost 1 to 1. 1 cup (236mL) heavy cream, and 2/3 cup (177mL) sweetened condensed milk.....Diana, Diana's Desserts

 
Reviewer: mae grace
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Wish me luck guys, it will be my first time to try this delicious dessert tomorrow. I can't wait.

 
Reviewer: liela
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oh my gosh....try this, it is so yummy and easy to make.

 
Reviewer: caroline
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my mom is making this for me right now...i hope she could do it quick...im CRAVING for it...it's soooo irresistable :)

 
Reviewer: Lui
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I'm from the Philippines and I will be trying this recipe soon. I'll try doing this with my cousin as a dessert for New Year. Mmmm, Sounds yummy.

 
Reviewer: fauu
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Very good and its so yummy, super...unexplainable when you try it...

 
Reviewer: Addie
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This is delicious!!

 
Reviewer: ross farren
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This is amazing. I made this for my kids and they loved it. I would recommend making this to everyone.

 
Reviewer: Tricia
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This is amazing. I will made this at our school for our project.

 
Reviewer: lorenzo
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I'm doing food GCSE and i'm trying this because it looks easy enough to make so I'll give it a try.

 
Reviewer: ashley manglicmot
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This is amazing. I will made this at our school for our cooking class

 
Reviewer: Mrs. Morton
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My husband and his family are Filipino and my niece made this for our family while they were visiting over the summer. It is so good! My husband has requested me to make it and I am making this week for my pastor and his wife that are coming over for dinner. I can't wait! Its just so good!

 
Reviewer: Jasmin
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Instead of Graham crackers, can I use pound cake? I think it would look better than using Graham crackers. I made my first Mango Float last week and my husband loved it.

 
Reviewer: Melinda
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If i have to add gelatin... what would be the quantity i would need to add to the above consistency?

 
Reviewer: smita
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It simply looks tempting to make. Just one clarification do I whip the heavy cream and then mix it in the condensed milk.

 
Reviewer: Jenny Hill
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ohh my I really miss this type of dessert, I never made one for over 15 yrs now, since leaving Philippines actually. I make some for x-mas 2012, hopefuly I will make it perfectly. thanks for reminding me the recipe.

 

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