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Simple and Refreshing Mango Bango

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If you’re a mango lover, this Mango Bango might be your new go-to dessert! Perfect for the hotter months, this foolproof recipe requires minimal effort and is so creamy and refreshing.

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The perfect easy dessert

Who doesn’t love a recipe where you can just throw everything n a bowl and call it a day? Minimal cooking is required with this recipe, all that needs to be cooked is the sago or tapioca pearls.


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What is nata de coco?

Nata de coco is coconut jelly made form fermented coconut water. These sweet cubes actually don’t give off a “fermented” flavour at all. They have a wonderfully dense and jelly-like texture and are used in many Filipino desserts such as halo halo, buko salad, and more!

If you’ve ever had coconut jelly or lychee jelly from a boba shop these are essentially the same thing!

What is kaong or sugar palm fruit?

Kaong comes from the sugar palm tree. These small fruits are a bit bigger than the size of an almond and are sweet and chewy. The texture is similar to nata de coco but kanog is less dense and more gelatinous. Similar to nata de coco, kaong is typically enjoyed in halo halo as well.

Both nata de coco and kaong can be found in jars, preserved in liquid.

Mango Bango

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by asiamakes Course: DessertCuisine: AsianDifficulty: 1


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  • 4 LARGE yellow mangoes (carabao or ataulfo variety work well)

  • 1/3 cup of dried sago or tapioca pearls

  • 1 340g jar of nata de coco or coconut gel or about 1 1/2 cups, drained

  • 1 340g jar of kaong or sugar palm fruit or about 1 1/2 cups drained

  • 1 can of evaporated milk or coconut milk

  • 2-4 tbsp condensed milk (depending on your preference)


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pearls to the pot, boil for 5 minutes then cover and let it set for 20 minutes.
  • Once the pearls are clear, drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  • Dice your mangoes and add them to a bowl along with your drained nata de coco, sugar palm fruit, sago or tapioca pearls, milk and condensed milk.
  • Stir until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve cold and enjoy! 🥭

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