Mango Bango

Mango Bango recipe: Ingredients, cooking method and tips

Here is a recipe from Filipino Desserts. The recipe I am talking about is “Mango Bango” made of just three basic ingredients.

I am sure your kids at home just gonna fall in love with this refreshing dessert. The recipe requires only three main ingredients namely, Mangoes, Nata de Coco, and Tapioca pearl.

I know many of you might not be familiar with some ingredient’s names. No worry, let me help you.

What is Nata De Coco in Mango Bango

Nata De Coco as the name suggests is made from fermented coconut water. It is translucent in appearance and tastes so good. And, it tastes even much better when it is combined with the Mango Bango Recipe.

Due to its neutral and chewy characteristics, Nata De Coco is ideal for shakes, desserts, and drinks like Mango Bango. When you eat them, it will give you a nice kick of coconut flavor absorbed in it enhancing the overall experience.

It is mainly made in a cube-like structure which further adds beauty to the recipe. These translucent sweet cubes feel a little chewy when eaten. More on this later.

Whis is Tapioca pearl?

Mango Bango Recipe

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Tapioca pearls are small balls made from starch made from a cassava root called Tapico. In many places, it is popular with a name called “Sago”.

Similar to Nata De Coco these balls feel a little chewy and taste awesome when combined with other ingredients in recipes.

There are many popular recipes made from Tapioca balls including our today’s recipe, the Mango Bango Recipe.

How to Make Mango Bango Recipe

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • Ripe Mango: 3 numbers
  • Tapioca Pearl: ⅓ cup
  • Condense Milk: ½ cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Nata De Coco: 2 cup
  • Water

Preparation Method

  1. The first thing is to prepare Tapioca Pearls. For this, take a saucepan and add water to boil.
  2. Once the water starts boiling add Tapioca Pearls for 5 minutes
  3. Next, turn off the stove and let the Tapioca Pearls settle for another 15 minutes
  4. It is time to drain the excess water and wash the Tapioca Pearls properly in running water
  5. Take ripe mangoes and blend them using a blender
  6. Take a bowl and add nata de coco, tapioca pearls, milk, and condensed milk. Mix everything well
  7. Next, add blended mangoes to the mixture. Stir well
  8. Your tasty and refreshing Mango Bango is almost ready and needs a little more time to refrigerate for a few hours
  9. Take out the mixture and transfer it to your favorite serving glass
  10. You can add diced mangoes on the top before serving

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Serving: 2
  • Cuisine

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Here is another version of the recipe. You may call it a Bango Mango recipe if you want. The new version will have some new ingredients like pineapple and orange juice.

I know you will be amazed by the new taste and version. So, here is the new version, and this time we may call it Bango Mango.

Mango Bango with honey (a new version)


  • Ripe mangoes: 2 Quantity
  • Fresh orange juice: 1 cup
  • pineapple juice: 1/2 cup
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  • As the first step, you need to prepare the Mango Puree first. For this, take a blender and add your ingredients, ripe mangoes (peeled, pitted, and diced), orange juice, pineapple juice, and honey. Blend them properly for a nice smooth mango puree.
  • Once blended, taste the puree and if you feel like adding more sweetness, add more honey.
  • It’s time to add some ice cubes and give a final blend to the recipe. Make sure the ice cubes are crushed well in the blender.
  • Your recipe is almost done, take a serving glass and transfer the recipe.
  • To garnish you can use fresh mint leaves and lemon wheel
  • You are now done with the recipe, enjoy the real burst of tanginess and freshness.

More ideas:

  • You may also add club soda to your new Mango Bango recipe, for a better experience.
  • If you want to add more creaminess, you can consider adding a mix of coconut water or coconut milk.
  • You may also add slices of pineapples and mangoes on the top as a serving.
  • If you want to add a little party, you may also add mango-flavored rum to the recipe.
  • You may experiment with other fruits like passion fruit, pomegranate, or guava.
  • To add an element of mojito, you can add soda water or club soda for a fizzy experience.

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Tips for the Mango Bango Recipe

  • As a first tip, it is very important to consider the quality of Mangoes, as it is the main ingredient of the recipe. So, it is always recommended to choose ripe and sweet mangoes for the best flavor. If you want you can consider using Alphonso, Ataulfo, or Champagne mangoes in the recipe.
  • A balanced approach is always a good practice while making this recipe. If Mangoes are very sweet you may add less condensed milk to balance out the sweetness.
  • It is also very important to maintain the consistency of the juice. If you think it is thick, you may adjust the consistency with a little alteration for a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • When it comes to using dried Nata De Coco, soak them in the water so that they become soft and plump.
  • If you are using a packed Nata De Coco for the recipe, make sure to rinse it properly before using it.
  • The recipe will taste good if served fresh and cold. So, as a good practice, you can use chilled mangoes, coconut water, and nata de coco before blending.
  • If you want to add further freshness and flavor, you can use fresh mint and slices of mangoes when finally serving.
  • If you want to be a little innovative with the serving you can use the lime wheel or sprinkle some coconut flakes.
  • For a better experience, it is always recommended to consume well after the preparation. You may also chill your serving glasses before the final serve. For a nice presentation, you may use tall glasses over ice cubes, this will add further beauty.

Do you know, you can have a Bango Mango Iced Tea. For this, you need to brew some black or green tea. Once brewed, let the tea cool down.

Next, mix the tea with Bango Mango puree and prepare as directed above. Your new Bango Mango Iced Tea variation is ready.

Final thought

It is better to prepare Tapioca Pearls in advance so that you can add them instantly while preparing. Tapioca Pearls come in different sizes.

It means different sizes need different times to boil. Small-size Tapioca Pearls take comparatively a little less time compared to bigger ones.

If you want to save more time. You can use cold milk and a cold mango blend. Or else, you can add ice to your tango bango. Regregerating this recipe as mentioned in the steps above is optional.

To bring further sweetness, try to get the best quality sweet mangoes from your nearby stores. The better the mangoes, the better will be your recipe.

Last but not least, the combination of mangoes and Nata De Coco, makes the Mango Bango the perfect beverage for summertime.

Feel free to come up with your version by adding different varieties of mangoes and adding new ingredients. If you are going to enjoy it with your friends, you may add some mango-flavored rum for a better experience.

Further adding fresh mints and lime juice will make this recipe even better in taste.

Do you know, you can be a little more creative with your Mango Mango and can have more twists? For example, you can have Bango Mango Smoothie Bowl, Bango Mango Iced Tea, Bango Mango Salsa, and many more variations.

If you want these innovations with the recipe, do let me know in the comments. I will try to share these recipes in my further posts. I am sure you will like all these new variations.

I hope you loved this yummy refreshing Mango Bango recipe from Asian Cuisine. This is the best recipe that you can enjoy during summertime. I know your kids gonna fall in love with this dessert.

In case, you have any questions related to this recipe, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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