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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mangoes, Peaches n' Cream - A toss for 4 years together

mangoes, peaches n' cream

I've known Pieter since Oct 2005 and today I made this dessert in celebration of 4 years being together.

This is a no-bake dessert and so easy to prepare. Actually I was planning to make peaches n' cream only but while doing grocery, I saw these very ripe mangoes flooded all over the fruit section and decided to combine peach and mango like the pie I used to eat before.

You can skip mango and make peach only or vice versa. But I love the combination of peach and mango....with cream...ooh la la! superb flavor.
I prefer this dessert frozen like an ice cream with ice crystals that gives me brain freeze. I know it shouldn't be that way. I like having them frozen than soft like a custard.

By the way, I skipped condensed milk in this recipe. I hate condensed milk, I never use it in any of my baking or cooking. Well, I did when I made my brazo de mercedez few weeks ago. The sweetness of the condensed milk is killing me and the color appearance? hmmm....better not mention it.

mangoes, peaches n' cream
1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
6 tbsp melted butter
2 cups cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar (add more if you prefer super sweet)
1 large ripe mango
1 can of peaches (halves or slices)

for the base

  • In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker and melted butter with fork until well combined.
  • Press onto the bottom of glass dish. You can use any glass dish you want just make sure the height must be at least 3 inches.
  • Place in the fridge while you prepare the cream and fruits.
fruits and cream
  • Slice peaches in 1/2 inch thick if you are using halves. Slice the mango, discard the stones then slice the flesh 1/2 inch thick. Set aside.
  • In a bowl whip the cream until soft peak form then add the powdered sugar and whip until stiff peak.
  • Pour over the graham cracker crust. Arrange the mangoes and peaches alternately on top.
  • Cover with cling film and keep chilled until needed or freeze if you want.

3 comments:

yen said...

i haven't seen graham in nl, c100, plus, etc. they don't have it but digestive biscuit that is what my husband told me but don't like it.

Alma said...

hmmm...too bad you didn't like it. why dont you make your own cracker na lang. try to look for the recipes online.

yen said...

nice idea but it consumes too much time. i will try one of your recipes here when am off. are u in holland? which part?