For people who are fond of heavenly desserts (just like me :D), graham float is one of the easiest recipe to follow. You don’t even need an oven to make one 😉
Since, this is the only recipe that I am good at (hahaha) I want to share how I make fruit graham floats. For two consecutive days, I made fruit graham floats. The first one was mango graham float (which is the most common) and the last one is strawberry graham float. My Papa (patrick’s dad) bought some strawberries from Baguio. Instead of eating it as it is, I decided to make a cake-looking graham float out of it.
There are two problems that amateur cooks like me encounter when creating floats.
1. It tends to be so sweet. In tagalog (nakakaumay sa tamis)
2. It tends to be dis-formed when you slice it which makes it not presentable and unappetizing specially if you are going to serve it to your visitors.
Well, there’s one solution to that problem. Contrary to the usual recipe that you will find online. Don’t mix a whole can of condensed milk into one box (pack) of Nestle Cream. It must be 70 to 80 % Nestle Cream and 20 to 30 % condensed milk. If you are going to add too much condensed milk, it will taste so sweet and it will not be as formed and look as if it’s a real cake baked in an oven and not just chilled in a fridge.
Now, let’s go to the ingredients:
- I small bowl of sliced mango or strawberry (depends on what you prefer)
- 1 box of Nestle Cream
- 1 small can of condensed milk ( you will only use 1/4 to 1/2 of this)
- Graham Cracker
- In a big bowl, mix one box of Nestle cream and 1/4 to 1/2 can of condensed milk. It depends on how sweet you want the mixture to be.
- Place the mixture in the fridge and wait for 30 minutes to one hour.
- After an hour, dip the graham crackers one by one as you place it at the bottom of your rectangular pan.
- Pour and spread the mixture at the top of the first layer.
- Add the sliced fruits at the top of the mixture.
- Add another layer of graham and repeat the procedure.
- Once you already reach the top, remember that the last layer will be the mixture of nestle cream and condensed milk and not graham crackers.
- After completing the layers, place the pan in the fridge and wait for 3 to 4 hours until it is frozen.
- Once it is ready to serve, you can garnish it with crashed almonds or cashew nuts.