mango bango (a refreshing mango dessert)

mango bango

this is a refreshing dessert with one of my favorite fruits – mangoes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 1 dessert (10 oz)


  • 2 tbsp small tapioca pearls
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 – 3 tsp condensed milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup nata de coco (coconut gel)
  • 1 small mango


prepare tapioca pearls

  • boil 2 cups of water in saucepan.
  • when boiling, add the tapioca pearls. let it cook for 10 mins on medium-heat. stir occasionally.

prepare ingredients

  • in the meantime, whisk milk and condensed milk together.
  • cut mango into ½ – 1 inch cubes.
  • using a sieve, drain the excess water and run cold water over the tapioca pearls.
  • mix the tapioca pearls into the milk mixture.

assemble drink

  • add milk mixture into a cup.
  • add ice & nata de coco (coconut gel).
  • top with mangoes.


special equipment

  • saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.
  • whisk: this one is perfect for mixing the milk and condensed milk.
  • sieve: this is used to strain the tapioca sago.


  • where can i get nata de coco (coconut gel)? you can find it at an asian grocery store or on amazon.
  • where can i get small tapioca pearls? you can find it at an asian grocery store or on amazon.

did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.

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