Check Out These 6 Mango Desserts for A Sweet Treat
The Philippines is dubbed as the home of the sweetest mangoes in the world.
With top quality mangoes growing virtually anywhere in the country comes the abundance of, well, just about any kind of mango dessert out there. Wherever you look nowadays, it’s very likely you will find an establishment offering some sort of a mango-flavored, mango-infused, or mango-added treat—and we are not complaining.
Check out our quick rundown of the best mango desserts in the Metro:
Mango Passion from Cara Mia
Photo from Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato
Do you know what’s better than gelato? Gelato cake! Cara Mia is the first gelato shop to serve such cakes in the country. One of their best sellers is the Mango Passion, made with premium gelato, mango chunks, and shortbread crust pie.
Cara Mia has branches all over Metro Manila. Here are their branches in Makati and BGC:
- Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati – 02-621-6111
- Don Bosco, Makati – 02-779-8571
- One Bonifacio High Street
- Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill
- Uptown Mall, BGC
Fried Suman and Mangoes from Sentro 1771
Filipinos, especially those from the province, love eating suman (sweetened rice cake) with mangoes for a filling and hearty snack. Now anyone can try out this favorite Filipino pairing in Sentro 1771. The mango slice is put on top of the fried suman, drizzled with sweet syrup.
Branch: G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
They also have branches in Kapitolyo and BGC
Contact numbers: 02-757-3941 / 0917 8660449
Mangga’t Suman Yelo Yelo from Yelo Yelo
Yelo Yelo is a quirky little establishment in UP Town Center, which offers favorite Filipino flavors with an exciting twist. Enter the picture, one of their best sellers, the Mangga’t Suman Yelo Yelo. It’s made with mango milk ice, mango, Batangas suman, muscovado, caramel latik, barquillos, topped with mango ice cream. As mentioned above, this combination is well-loved by Filipinos for a long, long time and it has been revamped by Yelo Yelo into a refreshing dessert.
Address: The Courtyard, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Mango Float from Maxi Mango
When making a list of mango desserts, one should never forget everyone’s favorite mango float—with the craze started by Maxi Mango. The dessert has recently gained so much popularity that anywhere you go, there’s probably a mango float stall available for your cravings. Just imagine the goodness of mango ice cream, mango bits, crushed graham crackers, and sweet cream all put in one cup.
Maxi Mango has multiple stalls in different malls all over Metro Manila.
Also read: 7 Must-Try Dessert Stalls in the Metro
Mango Bingsu from Hobing Korean Dessert Café
From L-R: Mango Bingsu, Strawberry, and Choco Cookie
Bingsu is a Korean dessert made of shaven ice, milk, and fruits (or whatever toppings of your choice). In Hobing Korean Dessert Café, they have 10 varieties of bingsu, with one of the best sellers being Mango Bingsu. Hobing’s mango bingsu is pretty straightforward and that’s why we love it: just chunks of top quality mangoes on finely shaven milky ice served in a bowl.
Hobing Korean Dessert Café has multiple branches all over Metro Manila, including Ayala Malls The 30th, Bonifacio Stopover, Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, and U.P. Town Center
Also read: Hobing Korean Dessert Café
Mango Chewy Ball from Hui Lau Shan
This popular dessert shop from Hong Kong has arrived in the Philippines last March to spread more mango goodness. One of the bests from their wide array of desserts is the Mango Chewy Ball, made with mango chunks, mango ice cream, and chewy rice balls (which some say is comparable to the local bilo-bilo). This treat comes in jumbo and medium servings.
Also Read: Must-Try Dessert Places in Metro Manila
Branch: 4th level SM Megamall Atrium, Mandaluyong City
Other branches include SM Fairview, SM North Edsa, UP Town Center, and Promenade.
Which among these mango desserts got you craving the most? Let us know in the comments below!
Written by Teresa Gatmaitan