Summer is here are and desserts are perfect for complimenting your summer parties. Why not try this delicious traditional Filipino dessert which is called Mango Float that will bring a little added sunshine in your life!
The concept is quite similar to an Italian tiramisù since it’s a layered dessert but the main difference is in the fact that the mango gives a more velvety flavour.
As always, make sure to start with fresh ingredients and buy organic fruit if possible (and it’s not too expensive!).
600ml Double cream
1 Small can of light condensed milk (you can choose the normal one but with this one is less heavy)
One teaspoon of high quality vanilla extract
16 Individual baked sponge cakes, italian savoiardi or graham biscuits
1 Medium size tray
Amaretti biscuits (optional)
Once you have all ingredients ready, it’s quite easy to get started, first you need to start with lower layer of biscuits, cover them evenly with with the mix of double cream, light condensed milk and vanilla extract.
Next add in the mangoes, remember that these have to be slices in a consistent way so that there will not be strange gaps within the layers. When you have covered the whole tray for the first layer, sprinkle on top the crushed amarettis .
Next go ahead with the mix of cream and cover all mangoes, and….yes you guessed it here, biscuits again so you go in with another layer with the same method described above.
The 3rd layer is the last, for this one you can get a bit more creative and decorate the top with some mango cubes (as we have used) and then sprinkle again on top the amarettis.
Cover it with cling film and put it in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours. For those of you that prefer it more firm, you can also keep it in the freezer for an hour or so but don’t leave it overnight, otherwise you will have mango float ice-cream, which you can indeed try! Bon Appetit!
One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
76% vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25% vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11% vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9% healthy probiotic fibre
9% copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7% potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
Why not try this fabulous recipe and let me know what you think.
Guest Post by Flower Beach Resort