Monday, May 16, 2011

Peach Mango Refrigerated Cake

Here's a quick no bake cake that you can serve for dessert to your family and friends.  Very easy and quick to do and tastes so yummy, that is if you are into peaches, mangoes and cream!  When I was in Manila and working there there's a restaurant behind our office building that we would often go to for Friday lunch, it was called "Weekdays".  It was there where I remember eating this kind of dessert and really loved it.  They called it "icebox".  So from that I made a few tweaks and made it my own.  For those interested on how I made this and would like to try for themselves, here is how it goes....

You will need:

  • Graham crackers
  • Condensed Milk
  • Table Cream (heavy cream)
  • Canned sliced peaches
  • Fresh ripped mangoes (if not in season you can leave this out and just go with the peaches)

In a medium bowl, mix the heavy cream and the condensed milk together.  My ratio is 3 cans of cream to 1 can of condensed milk.  Make sure that you've blended it well together.

Cut the mango meat into cubes.  Easy way is to make squares while it's still with the peel then just scoop the meat out.

Drain the peaches from the can (save the juice).
Save a few sliced peaches then cut the rest into smaller chunks.

Now we are ready to assemble.

Using a deep container, here I am using a pyrex 11 cups rectangular glassware. First layer is the graham crackers.  Lay each one side by side until you've covered the bottom of the pan.

Next pour the cream and milk mixture over the graham crackers.

Just enough to cover the graham crackers.

Then put the peaches and mangoes on top of the cream.

Repeat the layering of graham, cream/milk, and fruits.  This is my second layer.

Third and last layer, use the sliced peaches for a little presentation.  Not much of a presentation here as you can see. :)

Put in the freezer for about an hour to let it set.

While the cake is in the freezer, prepare some gelatin to put on top of the cake.  Get some no flavor gelatin and follow the instructions on the box using the saved juice from the canned peaches.  Then let it rest and cool down before putting on top of the cake. 

Once the cake has set, pour the cool gelatin mixture on top.  Then put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so that the gelatin will firm up.  Once the gelatin has firmed up you can put the cake in the freezer if you want the cream to set cold and firmer.

Once it has settled to your liking, slice a piece for you to enjoy!

This is the variation I made,  at Weekdays they didn't put fruits and gelatin on top.  Their final layer was the cream and they only put mangoes.  You too can make your own variation, maybe use a different fruit that you love.  Go give it a try! :)

1 comment:

  1. I cant wait to try this recipe!It looks easy and delicious.