I’ve first tasted this dessert a couple of weeks ago during a family friend’s graduation picnic and I can’t seem to get enough of this simple, easy and oh! so heavenly, Mango Float! The twist in this version is that I’ve used Original Flavoured SkyFlakes Crackers, most recipes use Graham Crackers. I prefer SkyFlakes as it tends to hold its shape well and doesn’t have that “too soggy” feel to it while you’re eating it.
I have used my frozen ripe mangoes for this recipe and the taste is still the same. The only difference between the frozen and fresh is that you can slice up the fresh mangoes nicely.
Highly recommended for a summer dessert, this recipe is definitely a keeper
MANGO FLOAT (Chilled Layered Mango, Cream & Crackers Dessert)
2-3 large ripe mangoes (peeled, deseeded and sliced)
1 can (395g) condensed milk
1 bottle (600ml) thickened cream
7 packets of individual packets of SkyFlakes
Pyrex rectangular glass container – 9x7x2.5 inches (2.6L)
~ Combine thickened cream and condensed milk together, stir till the two are well combine. If you’re using frozen mango flesh, stir in the excess liquid to the cream mixture and set aside.
~ Open the packets of SkyFlakes and break the crackers into three segments. In your Pyrex container, pour enough cream mixture to cover the base and layout your crackers. Once you have evenly covered the surface with crackers, ladle enough cream mixture and then place slices of fresh mangoes or shredded frozen mangoes on top. Place another layer of crackers/cream/mangoes, keep layering in this order until you lay down your last cracker layer. Pour the remaining cream mixture to totally submerge the top cracker layer (if you’re using frozen mangoes, just scatter the remaining shreds on top).
~ To add more Mangolicious factor to this dessert, top the Mango Float with slices of fresh mangoes. Cover the Pyrex with cling wrap or lid and place in the freezer overnight. Take it out 1 to 1 1/2 hours before serving, presentation and handling wise, cutting the Mango Float semi-frozen is much easier and the layering is more evident than the totally thawed version.
- You can also use Graham Crackers or Sponge Fingers/Lady Fingers (Savoiardi) instead of SkyFlakes Crackers.
- If you can’t find fresh thickened cream, use the canned version (Nestle or Carnation Brands).
- If you want to add more Mangoes…go for it, the more the merrier! But use a bigger container to avoid overflowing.