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Mango Float Recipe


How to prepare Mango Float Recipe.

Mango Float Recipe is a popular Filipino refrigerator cake dessert. This cake can be made with either 2 or 3 layers of graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream and ripe mango slices. This delicious no-bake and easy-to-make dessert is refrigerated overnight until the graham crackers absorb the cream moisture and set completely. A creamy mango refrigerator cake that everybody loves, you’ll be floating in goodness with every bite. If mangoes are not in season you can substitute canned peaches or fresh strawberries. Mangoes are sweet and delicious on its own and it’s cheaper when they are in season, so don’t forget to try this recipe.

Serves 12

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Mango Float Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 1 pack graham crackers

Watch How to make Mango Float:


  • Prepare an  8×8 or  7×11 inches 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.

mango slices

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • 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.


    Here are the Mango Float ingredients, you can replace condensed milk or whip cream, with your trusted brand, so let’s begin…

mango float ingredients

I use 1 box (200g) of frosty whip cream powder and dilute in mango juice and cold water and whipped according to package direction. I add (250ml) all-purpose cream and reduced condensed milk into ¼ cup since frosty cream is already sweet. And I sprinkle some crushed pistachio nuts on top for crunchy texture, you can also use cashews. (Pistachio or Cashews are optional, but I recommend you to try adding nuts for a change).

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A stunning creamy mango dessert to prepare during birthdays and holidays. A sweet and mouth watering refrigerator cake to share with your family and friends.

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Store your mango float in refrigerator with a fitted lid or cover with plastic wrap to avoid contamination. To keep your mango float, stay longer, freeze immediately after use. This refrigerator cake will last for 2 weeks.

Published on: April 18, 2012                           Revised on: February 18, 2015


About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!

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  1. wow,I love mango and this looks amazing,would love to try this

  2. my family love this kind of dessert,,and one time i tried to make this not using a mango,,i try using a peaches instead of mango,the difference of the two was the taste,the mango is much delicious than the other one…

  3. I am always looking for new yummy recipes for dessert and this sounds delicious and looks amazing

  4. My stepsister lives in Hawaii so I am sure she would love to try this recipe!

  5. This looks amazing. I love mango’s so how do you go wrong with this recipe.

  6. planning to make this for my hubby’s birthday

  7. I love mango float 🙂 this is so easy to prepare.. even no occasions, this is absolutely perfect 😉 super love it

  8. Princess Buenviaje

    this is one of my favorite desserts inside the house, we are actually had the same recipe 🙂

  9. This looks interesting and oh so fancy! I dont have much experience with mangoes, they arent common in my area, but this makes me waant to try something like this. It would make aa nice summer dessert.

  10. Julie Ann Taguibao

    My favorite! Every occasion calls for mango float! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

  11. Absolutely creative and delicious-looking!

  12. Like mango Nice Recipe Thanks for Sharing

  13. Hi, I think your recipe’s great and I’ll be making it soon. I’m wondering though, how much whipping cream powder and liquid did you use to get that 1 cup of whipping cream you need for the recipe? I’ll be waiting for your reply. Thanks!

    • Hi Sarah, sorry I was confused (LOL), I really appreciate your question now it’s been edited. Thank you very much! Btw, a 1 cup of liquid whipping cream, will double the size after whipping. But in this recipe I used a box of frosty whip cream powder which is 200g (1¾cups) and I whip it in 200ml (¾cup) cold water and it yields about 2¼cups of whipped cream.

  14. This looks really good.

  15. I love mangos! This looks delicious!

  16. Wow! That looks amazing! I didn’t realize it was a cake at first. It looks almost like lasagna! I love that it is a no-bake recipe. I would love to try this!

  17. looks great, i love cream cheese 🙂

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