Mango Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe: Light and Refreshing

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Mango whipped cream frosting is light and refreshing! It’s wonderful on so many cakes and cupcakes.

mango frosting on a whisk
This mango frosting is great on pound cake, angel food cupcakes, or when used as a dip for crackers!

Like Chantilly cream, this frosting starts with a base of whipped cream and sugar. However, it quickly diverges as you add in pulverized mango and picks up the amazing flavor and aroma of fresh mango.

And if you can’t get enough of this tropical fruit, you’ll love these mango cupcakes as well!

Buying Mangoes

Buy the Correct Kind of Mango

The man in front of me at the mango section of my grocery store was spending a long time trying to decide which mango to purchase. He clearly knew what he was doing.

Not knowing much about mangoes, I asked him for help in picking a good one. He told me something that surprised me – none of the mangoes in that bin would work for me. I was looking at raw mangoes, which are unripe mangoes used for pickling. He directed me to the more common mangoes I would want to use for my whipped cream.

You probably won’t find raw mangoes in your standard U.S. grocery store. However, I happened to be shopping at an international supermarket because I needed specialty Indian ingredients that they don’t sell at most groceries. If you find yourself shopping somewhere with multiple mango varieties and you are not a mango maven, ask someone before buying the first mango you see.

Make Sure the Mango is Ripe

Before you use the mango, make sure it is ripe. Kate’s Global Kitchen tells us how to tell if a mango is ripe:

Smell it. It should have a fragrance and the skin should give slightly when pressed. Some books say a mango is ripe when it has a pink blush to it, but that depends on the variety.

If you are looking for something really unique and delicious, try sprinkling latik over mango whipped cream. Latik is coconut curd made from a can of coconut milk.

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Mango Whipped Cream Frosting

I wanted a light and refreshing topping for my Indian cupcakes. Mango whipped cream frosting fit the bill. Mango whipped cream frosting would also be great on a pound cake or angel food cake or cheesecake or to dip crackers in or whatever you can dream up!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 48kcal
Author Stefani


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup mango about one large mango


  • Using a whisk attachment, whip heavy cream using an electric mixer on medium speed for about five minutes or until soft peaks form.
  • Add sugar and whisk until incorporated.
  • Cut up your mango, being sure to remove all skin. Then, use a food processor or blender to turn your mango into a pulp.
  • Gently fold the mango into the sweetened whipped cream.
  • Be sure to keep refrigerated.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg
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  1. Jeannesays:

    4 stars
    Hi Stef, Thank you for the lovely recipé. I used it on a cream cheese cake. I added castor sugar (powdered after measuring) instead of granulated sugar. Do you bring the whipping cream to stiff peaks after adding sugar? I whipped it till sugar got incorporated before folding in mango purée. Unfortunately my frosting dripped down the sides of the cake when I released my spring-form tin.
    Where did I go wrong? It tasted divine but made a mess.

  2. bernardosays:

    instead of folding mango into whipped cream can I whisk it in or will it mess up the whipped cream

  3. Vinsays:

    Can I use store bought mango pulp?

  4. Vinsays:

    Can we use store bought mango pulp?

  5. Nadiasays:

    Can this frosting hold up in layering and can it be frozen?

  6. marietta fernandezsays:

    can I use Betty Crocker whipped frosting for my mango cake, I need your help, icing and frosting is the same , I’m making a mango cake

  7. Chris leachmansays:

    I can’t wait to taste this on my mango cake

  8. Anonymoussays:

    could i use mango extract instead of real mangoes?

  9. Anonymoussays:

    i love your frosting…its so light..feels like summer already,even its pouring outside..thankssss…use it for my mango cake..

  10. Anonymoussays:


    I’m going to attempt to make this frosting on top of vanilla cupcakes for my 4-year old’s birthday this weekend. I need to make about 60 cupcakes for kids+grown ups. how many cupcakes does the portion in your recipe cover? I don’t think i saw the count.
    thanks and hope its a hit!

  11. Stefsays:

    Dawn – I bet your could. Give it a try!

  12. Dawnsays:

    Could you do this with a honeydew variation?

  13. sowmya's creative sagasays:

    made this frosting for my mango pound cake and it was excellent.

  14. Stefsays:

    Apple – C is for Cups.

  15. pwiincess_applesays:

    Hi. came across your blog when I was googling for mango frosting. looks really delicious. however need to check with you what is the “C” that is mentioned in your recipe? please advise(:

  16. Stefsays:

    Anna – I actually don’t have a mango cupcake recipe that I really like. Sorry. I’ll try to remember to let you know if I make one.

  17. Anna Carlsonsays:

    Any chance you have a mango cake recipe? I added mangoes to a recipe I really liked but it was too heavy and the cupcakes sunk in the middle and were too dense. Any suggestions?

  18. Stefsays:

    Brit – I’m glad you enjoyed! I’m actually about to post a recipe for peach frosting which is very similar to this one.

  19. Brittsays:

    This frosting is wonderful! I was looking high and low for a mango frosting recipe, and this is perfect! It’s a fabulous summer frosting- light and airy and fruity!

  20. Marasays:

    omg! this looks just AMAZING. i have a good friend who loves mango, i will save this for her birthday cake!!

  21. Stefsays:

    Rachel – OMG! That sounds amazing! I wanna go!

    CB – Sounds like a good plan.

    DoBetter – Thanks! It was.

    Diva – Oooh – that would be great! Let me know if you try it!

    Tanya – I was also surprised at how few mango frosting recipes there were out there. I decided to make one up. Luckily, it worked out really well.

    LittleIvy – Nope, I’ve got a full time job too, but I do get to work from home and set my own hours. Can we still be friends?

    Kevin – It sure is! Thanks!

    Shari – Yeah – there’s not much to it, but it tastes great.

    K. – Mango on fries? Was it in a salsa?

    Kai – I’ll be sure to avoid mango in my cupcakes next time I see you.

    Fiflacupcakes – Glad I could help. Thanks for your kind words. I may have to come to Australia and eat all the mangoes!

    Ran – Thanks! I quoted you in the next post.

  22. Ran Manosays:

    These were some of my favorite Stef cupcakes in some time. Fantastic flavor and moisture levels. A perfect summer cupcake!

  23. fifilacupcakessays:

    Hi Stefani!

    Thanks for you comments on my page :)

    We have really amazing mangos in Australia – according to many an overseas visitor – so this recipe could come in handy next time we have guests from far away lands!

    Beautiful photography too!

  24. Kaisays:

    I’m allergic to mangoes. I feel in love with them the first time I had them and promptly broke out in a rash for the next two weeks. :( As usual your ingredients sound wonderful, but I weep at the fact I can’t eat them.

    *le sigh*

  25. K.says:

    Mmmm…this sounds wonderful! Mangos are growing in popularity (much to Kai’s dismay-she even got them on french fries once. Who checks to see if mango is on the fries??)

    I see an angel food cake with mango frosting in our future…

  26. Sharisays:

    I love mango, and this recipe sounds so easy!
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog

  27. Kevinsays:

    Mango whipped cream frosting sounds really good!

  28. LittleIvyCakessays:

    Dang girl! Every day, you have a new post, well, almost. Don’t tell you’re a stay-at-home cupcake baker, I would be extreemely jeleous and would have terminate our baker-blog-friend relationship.

  29. Tanyasays:

    Where was this when I was searching high and low for a way to make mango frosting? I’m writing this one down! Thank you!

  30. divasays:

    what a tempting whipped cream! might use it for a different take of the classic victoria sponge :)

  31. dobettersays:

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I love mango and think it would be great in a frosting!

  32. CBsays:

    oohhhh mango! My hubs is gonna love you! Mangoes are his favorite fruit. I might have to start brainstorming on a mango cupcake now! ;)

  33. Rachelsays:

    I love mango so much! Last year I went to the international mango festival and had mango at every meal (most of which were 5-6 courses with mango at every course) and tasted about 50 varieties of mango. I loved it!

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