Mango Bango is a refreshing and delicious Filipino dessert made with mangoes, sago pearls, nata de coco, and evaporated milk. It is a popular summer treat and is often served cold.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried sago pearls
  • 4 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 1 can (370 ml) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups water
  • Sugar (optional, to taste)

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the sago pearls

Sago pearls are made from the starch of the sago palm tree. They are small, white beads that have a chewy texture. To prepare the sago pearls, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the sago pearls and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are translucent. Drain the sago pearls and rinse them with cold water. Set the sago pearls aside to cool.

Step 2: Combine the ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the diced mangoes, cooked sago pearls, nata de coco, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Stir until well combined. Taste the mixture and add sugar if desired, depending on your sweetness preference.

Step 3: Chill and serve

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mango bango for at least 2 hours, or until chilled. Serve cold.

Tips

  • For a richer flavor, use coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Coconut milk will give the mango bango a more tropical flavor.
  • For a more tropical flavor, add a splash of coconut extract to the mixture. Coconut extract will add a subtle coconut flavor to the mango bango.
  • For a garnish, top the mango bango with fresh fruit, such as pineapple or strawberries. Fresh fruit will add a touch of sweetness and color to the mango bango.

Nutritional information

Per serving (1 cup)

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Saturated fat: 10 grams
  • Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
  • Sodium: 200 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 50 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 30 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams

Prep time: 30 minutes

  • Cook time:** 20 minutes
  • Total time:** 50 minutes

Additional details

  • The type of mangoes you use will affect the flavor of the mango bango. Carabao mangoes are a good choice for mango bango because they have a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Nata de coco is a type of coconut jelly that is made from the sap of the coconut palm tree. It is a popular ingredient in Filipino desserts.
  • Evaporated milk is a type of milk that has had most of the water removed. It is a good source of protein and calcium.
  • Condensed milk is a type of sweetened milk that is made by cooking milk and sugar until the sugar dissolves and the milk thickens. It is a good source of calories and sugar.

Variations

  • You can add other fruits to the mango bango, such as pineapple, strawberries, or blueberries.
  • You can add other ingredients to the mango bango, such as shredded coconut, nuts, or seeds.
  • You can make the mango bango more or less sweet by adjusting the amount of condensed milk you use.

Conclusion

Mango Bango is a refreshing and delicious dessert that is perfect for a hot summer day. It is easy to make and can be customized to your liking.

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