Mango float or mangga crema is a Filipino icebox cake dessert consisting of ladyfinger or graham cracker layers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and mature carabao mangoes. Upon serving, it is chilled for a couple of hours, but it can also be frozen to give it an ice-like consistency.
The popular Filipino crema de fruta cake is a modern variant. It is also known by different names, including mango refrigerator cake, mango graham float, mango royale, and mango icebox cake. Crema de mangga is another version which, as in the original Crema de fruta, also uses custard and gulaman, or agar and gelatin.
Though this light and refreshing dessert is common in the Philipines, you don’t have to travel that far to try it. If you would like to enjoy this mango dessert at home, simply follow the recipe down below.