Crema de Fruta

Crema de fruta

Top: Crema de fruta;
Bottom: Mango float, an icebox cake version of crema de fruta
Course Dessert
Place of origin Philippines
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients sponge cake, custard or cream, gelatin or gulaman, various fruits
Variations Mango float
Cookbook: Crema de fruta  Media: Crema de fruta

Crema de fruta is a traditional Filipino dessert made with layers of sponge cake, sweet custard or whipped cream, gelatin or gulaman (agar), and various preserved or fresh fruits, including mangoes, pineapples, cherries, and strawberries. It is usually served during the Christmas season. It has multiple variations, ranging from changes in the fruits used to the addition of ingredients like jam, sago, condensed milk, and others.[1][2]

An icebox cake variant of crema de fruta also exists, which is much easier to prepare. It is traditionally made with broas (ladyfingers) instead of sponge cake, in between layers of custard and fruits. A modern variant of this uses graham crackers, whipped cream, and mangoes, and is more popularly known as mango float (or sometimes "mango royale" or "mango icebox cake").[3][4]

See also


  1. Lalaine (28 November 2017). "Crema de Fruta". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. "Crema de Fruta Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. Jane (5 December 2016). "Crema de Fruita a Festive Christmas Dessert". Maputing Cooking. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. Maryanne (15 June 2017). "Mango Royale (Mango Icebox Cake)". The Little Epicurean. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
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