Mango desserts in Metro Manila


Summer equates to mango season in the Philippines. And while the sweet fruit can be eaten as it is, it’s always fun to see what types of mango desserts can be created with it.

If you find yourself wanting to try new mango dessert recipes but don’t have the time, energy, or resources to make them, here’s a list of some exciting mango desserts you can get in Metro Manila – including mango sticky rice-inspired doughnuts.


1. Poison Coffee & Doughnuts’ Mangga’t Suman Doughnutsmango sticky rice in doughnut form


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Mangga’t Suman Doughnut (lower right)
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Poison Coffee & Doughnuts‘ Mangga’t Suman doughnuts (P125, ~USD2.39 each) are the shop’s version of mangga’t suman, or mango sticky rice. These are filled with mango coconut mousse with latik (crumbs of coconut milk curd) and topped with rice crispies.

The base of the doughnut uses a blend of sourdough and brioche which makes it chewy. The handmade pastry is then fried to perfection.

Besides Mangga’t Suman doughnuts, the shop also has other donuts that are familiar to the Filipino palate. These include doughnuts inspired by the desserts maja blanca (coconut milk and corn pudding) and turon (banana rolls) and the candies Chocnut, Hawhaw, and Potchi.

Address: Ground Floor, Building C, Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 9AM-9PM | Fri–Sat 9AM-10PM
Telephone: 0915 134 2360
Poison Coffee & Doughnuts’ websiteFacebook | Instagram


2. Koomi’s Mango Moo – for a mango drink that’s not overpoweringly mango


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Mango Moo with purple rice

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If you find mango shakes a little too sweet, get Koomi‘s Mango Moo (starts at P135, ~USD2.58), a probiotic yogurt sweetened with a natural sweetener, fruit honey, and mixed with mangoes.

Not only does this quench your mango craving, but probiotic yogurt also aids in digestion, helping prevent constipation, gas, bloating, and other gut problems.

To make this mango drink exciting, you can also ask for add-ons such as purple rice, which has antioxidants offering health benefits.

For a list of branches, click here.

Koomi’s website | Facebook | Instagram


3. Purple Oven’s Mango Bars – the bakeshop’s lemon bar’s lesser-known sibling


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Mango Bars (upper right)
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The Mango Bars (starting at P410, ~USD7.83 for 16 pieces) from Purple Oven are caramelized Philippine mangoes on buttery, dense, chewy pastry.

You should get them if you want to try something else from the popular Metro Manila bakeshop other than its best-selling cakes and lemon bars. While the Mango Bars are lesser-known, they’re just as addictive.

Like other Purple Oven products, these mango desserts are baked fresh daily but are subject to availability.

For a list of branches, click here.

Purple Oven’s Instagram


4. Manila Creamery’s Mangga’t Suman Ice Cream – gelato with rice, mango, and coconut flavors


Manila Creamery mangga't suman ice cream
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Italy meets the Philippines in Manila Creamery’s Mangga’t Suman Ice Cream (starts at P360, ~USD6.87 per pint) -dense, rice-flavored gelato with Philippine mangoes and latik.

The shop’s owners studied at a gelato university in Italy to make this authentic Italian delicacy with premium ingredients in the Philippines.

Offering local flavors such as tinutong na kanin (burnt rice), black buko’t monggo (coconut and mung beans), and tablea (tablets of roasted, ground cacao beans) lava cake, they also source high-quality local produce.

To guide you on your purchase, one pint of Manila Creamery’s gelato is good for four people while a half-gallon is good for 15 people. These are shipped frozen in areas within Metro Manila.

For a list of branches, click here.

Manila Creamery’s website | Facebook | Instagram


5. Cafe Seoul Hwa’s Mango Cheese Bingsu – mango cheesecake-flavored Korean shaved ice dessert


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Taste South Korea, New York, and the Philippines in a single bite with this icy mango cheesecake dessert from Cafe Seoul Hwa.

Their Mango Cheese Bingsu (starting at P210, ~USD4.01) is a melt-in-your-mouth, Korean shaved ice dessert. It has milky ice, vanilla ice cream, mango and cream cheese cubes, and almonds.

The dessert even has almond bunny ears perfect for a cute IG feed.

For a list of branches, click here.

Cafe Seoul Hwa’s Facebook | Instagram


6. Lia’s Cakes In Season’s Mango Silvanas – light and crunchy frozen cookies


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Lia’s Cakes In Season’s Mango Silvanas (starting at P320,~USD6.11) are light, crunchy, and crumby, making them a refreshing mango-flavored finger food for the summer.

Silvanas are Filipino frozen cookies made with two cashew meringue wafers filled with buttercream. Versatile, it can be infused with different flavors.

If you can’t get enough of mango desserts, Lia’s Cakes In Season also has a mango carousel cake which includes three different kinds of mango cakes – the Mango Sans Rival, Mango Cream Cake, and Mango Cheesecake.

The shop delivers to Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite.

Address: 25 A&B E Capitol Drive, Pasig
Operating hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 0917 660 5427

Lia’s Cakes In Season’s website | Facebook | Instagram


7. Le Sucre Lab’s Mango Dreamcake – custardy mango cake


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The local cake shop Le Sucre Lab claims to be the original creator of dreamcakes – chilled cakes in tin cans – so they must have the recipe nailed to a T.

Their Mango Dreamcake (P595, ~USD11.36) has layers of sponge cake with whipped custard with sweet, Philippine mangoes sandwiched between them, making each bite feel like a dream.

They also have another Filipino flavor in the form of their bibingka (rice cake) cheesecake which has salted egg slices on top to balance the flavor.

Le Sucre Lab offers pickup or delivery via third-party courier which buyers have to book themselves.

For a list of branches, click here.

Le Sucre Lab’s Facebook | Instagram


8. Vizco’s Cake Shop’s Mango Cake – lightly flavored mango shortcake


Vizco's Cake Shop Mango Cake
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Vizco’s Cake Shop‘s Mango Cake is a light, airy shortcake and whipped cream frosting with mango bits and topped with big chunks of mango. But don’t worry – this mango dessert is not too sweet.

You can get a slice of their mango cake, whole in six-, eight-, and 10-inch round cake, or a 10×14 rectangular cake (starting at P115, ~USD2.19). In case you missed it, Metro Manila residents can now buy Vizco’s cakes at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong and SM North EDSA Annex in Quezon City.

Vizco’s Mango Cake is something you should definitely try besides the Baguio-founded cake shop’s popular Strawberry Shortcake.

For a list of branches, click here.

Vizco’s Cake Shop’s Facebook


Must-try mango desserts in Metro Manila


These Metro Manila shops offering a variety of mango desserts prove that the fruit our country has plenty of is so versatile. To get a taste of sweet, Philippine mangoes, summer is the best time to go to the shops listed above.

Some of these shops also offer pickup and delivery, so you won’t need to leave the comfort of your room this summer.

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Cover image adapted from: Lia’s Cakes In Season and @mnlcreamery.elyu

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