Mangoes pretty much rule the Filipino fruit world, and for good reason. Their lush, naturally sweet, and tangy flavor (when ripe) satisfies quite like no other fruit—no wonder they’re hailed as the Philippines’ national fruit, and even considered the country’s third most important crop! While we’ll always have room for the straight-up fresh fruit, it’s also worth exploring how its tropical profile makes for heavenly spinoff desserts. We’ve rounded up 10 local sweet treats that do just that.
It’s worth leaving room for these mango desserts you can order for delivery:
1. Mango Shortcake by Sainte Anne Cakes Manila
As with strawberry shortcake, mango shortcake is a great way to showcase fruit by pairing it with cake and cream. Sainte Anne Cakes Manila makes an excellent rendition that’s got sweet and ripe mangoes, a pillowy chiffon-cake base, and lush, lightly-sweetened cream. Take your pick between the Special (P1,850) or the Extra Special (P2,350) versions—the latter has more fruit—and place your orders by sending them a message through social media.
2. Mango Sticky Rice by Rango Manila
Mango and sticky rice is a Thai favorite for how it juxtaposes the juicy, tangy fruit, chewy rice, rich coconut milk, and nutty sesame seeds. Try it for yourself by placing an order for Rango Manila’s Mango Sticky Rice (P430/good for three to five), which comes in a tray that’s perfect for sharing… or hoarding. Just send them a message on social media to get your fix.
3. Mango Silvanas by Lia’s Cakes in Season
Silvanas is plenty decadent as it is, but its buttery, nutty profile is also a great canvas for fruitier profiles like mango. You’ll see what we mean when you try Lia’s Cakes in Season’s Mango Silvanas (P320), which is light and crunchy but also creamy within. You can place your orders through their website.
For orders, visit Lia’s Fruits in Season’s website.
4. Mango Torte by Cuerva Bakeshop
Cuerva Bakeshop’s Mango Torte (P1,480/small, P1,800/large) has been around since the 1960s—so you know they must be doing something right! This frozen dessert gives you a happy play of textures with a chewy nut-meringue crust, house-made mango sauce, fresh mangoes in season, and whipped cream piped around the sides. You can call the branch nearest you to place an order, then pick it up or book your own courier for delivery.
5. Mango Fruitsicle by Sebastian’s Ice Cream
What better antidote to the summer heat than a cool-as-can-be popsicle? Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s Mango Fruitsicle (P135) highlights the vibrant flavor of mangoes, as it’s made with real, fresh fruit at the peak of ripeness—and when you’ve got something this good, you hardly need any embellishments. Go ahead and place an order through their website.
For orders, visit Sebastian’s Ice Cream’s website.
6. Mango Oatmeal Cookies by Taste & Tell MNL
When you think of oatmeal cookies, what comes to mind is probably the version made with raisins—but there’s no reason you can’t use other dried fruits in the mix. Taste & Tell MNL switches them up for dried mangoes in the Mango Oatmeal Cookies (P380), giving each bite a wonderful tanginess amid the nutty oatmeal. You can visit their website to try it for yourself.
For orders, visit Taste & Tell MNL’s website.
7. Mango Creamcheese Pancake Sandwich by Gram Pancakes
Gram Pancakes takes their light and airy souffle pancakes up a notch with a variety of fillings. The Mango Creamcheese (P135) is a must-try, as it unites a cream-cheese filling with a fruity mango syrup. If you’re curious to try it, you can simply give them a call and book a courier for delivery.
For orders, contact 0926-701-7774. You can also check out Gram Pancakes’ Facebook page.
8. Mangga’t Suman Doughnut by Poison Coffee & Doughnuts
This distinctly Filipino flavor by Poison Coffee & Doughnuts takes after the local dessert suman and mangoes. In this case, it’s interpreted as a doughnut with a lush mango-coconut mousse filling—plus latik and rice crispies for a savory caramel note and crispness, respectively! Each piece goes for P120, and you can place an order through their order form on Pickup.ph.
9. Mango Float Parfait by Manila Creamery
Manila Creamery gives the classic mango float dessert an inventive spin in the Mango Float Parfait (P380). This parfait-in-a-pint has their own mango gelato, fresh mangoes, whipped cream, cookie butter, and crushed grahams layered together, so every spoonful is a surprise! You can head over to their website to place an order.
For orders, check out Manila Creamery’s website.
10. Mango Crepe Samurai by Wildflour
Crepe samurai—a layered dessert of crepes, a sweet sauce or cream, and fruit (often mangoes) that’s then baked for a lightly broiled top—is one of those nostalgic desserts that you likely had at catered events or buffets growing up. If you’re itching to relive those simpler times, you’ll want to try Wildflour’s Mango Crepe Samurai (P600), which is good for sharing with two to three people. You can pay a visit to their website, Wildflour To-Go, to place an order.
For orders, check out Wildflour To-Go’s website.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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