48 Finest Filipino Desserts (w/ Recipes & Photos!) 

Filipino delicacies is so numerous and superb! Whether or not you’re munching down on some adobo or having fun with a easy sinangag with breakfast, any day is made higher with dishes from the Philippines.

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Nonetheless, one sort of dish that’s usually ignored are the desserts! Filipino delicacies options many superb candy treats. I’ve gathered up all of my favourite recipes for you on this article, together with:

  • Halo-halo
  • Puddings
  • Rice muffins
  • Cookies
  • Pies
  • Ice cream

And far, far more! Let’s dive in!

Halo-halo (or haluhalo) roughly interprets to “one thing blended collectively” – and that’s undoubtedly the spirit of this basic dessert!

As a base, you want not less than shaved ice, sugar, and evaporated milk. To that, you add in loads extra superb treats to get the proper end result!

This recipe makes use of banana, mango, shredded coconut, candy corn, gelatin cubes, jackfruit, and rice krispies. Layer them in a tall glass, then high the substances with shaved ice, evaporated milk, a scoop of your favourite ice cream – then extra rice krispies (or nuts) on high!

This candy, intricate, and colourful dessert is a Pinoy ice cream sundae and can have you by no means wanting again!

Leche flan is the Filipino model of creme caramel or dulce de leche. It’s a candy, creamy, and scrumptious dessert that’s served by itself, as a topping for halo-halo and different shaved ice treats, or as a part of a extra complicated dessert.

To make this recipe, you solely want 4 easy substances: sugar, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk!

Step one is to caramelize your sugar. Historically, that is accomplished by heating the sugar slowly in your llanera molds (spherical cake tins or ramekins are okay when you can’t get llanera molds in your space) and utilizing tongs to tilt the molds in order that the caramel doesn’t burn and evenly coats them.

Nonetheless, you may make it in a saucepan or within the microwave after which pour it into your baking dish when you choose!

You then mix the yolks, condensed milk, and evaporated milk to make a easy custard, fill the molds, and bake within the oven for 50 minutes to an hour.

Flip the flan over to get the picturesque crackly caramel high and creamy white flan base, and serve topped with liquid caramel!

Ube or purple yam is a stylish taste not too long ago, however it’s a long-time Filipino basic!

This ube halaya recipe makes use of recent ube (although frozen or cooked is okay as nicely) to make creamy and versatile jelly-like jam!

To make the jam, mix grated ube with evaporated milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, sugar, and salt in a big pot, mix till easy, and cook dinner to cut back. As soon as it’s thickened, add in your vanilla, lemon juice, and butter, and also you’re good to go!

Whereas this recipe is fairly straightforward, it’s time-consuming as you could cook dinner the jam for a very long time over low warmth to get it to the appropriate consistency whereas stirring usually to stop sticking. Nonetheless, the ensuing jam is so scrumptious – it’s completely value it!

You should use it to fill a mildew and serve it as a pudding topped with cheese or coconut, use it to fill rolls, and even unfold it on toast!

Bibingka is a basic Filipino Christmas deal with and is commonly offered by avenue distributors throughout the vacation season.

It’s a gentle, springy, and glutinous rice cake, topped with shredded coconut, that goes amazingly with a cup of tea or scorching chocolate!

Although it’s historically made utilizing specialised gear like clay pots and bibingka ovens, this recipe has tailored it so you may make them at dwelling.

To make it, you pour a easy batter of rice flour, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, and coconut milk into baking dishes lined with banana leaves and bake for fifteen minutes.

You then high it with sliced salted duck egg and grated cheese, put it again within the oven for an additional fifteen to twenty minutes, brush it with melted butter, and sprinkle on some coconut then serve and revel in!

Puto is one other number of rice cake that’s beloved by children and adults alike.

These muffins are smaller, whiter, and spongier than bibingk, nonetheless. You additionally steam them fairly than baking them – making them mild, moist, and ethereal!

To make puto, fill mini muffin molds with a rice flour, egg white, coconut milk, water, sugar, and baking powder batter, then put them in a bamboo steamer for round eight minutes.

It’s as straightforward as that! You may serve the puto topped with slightly cheese, salted egg, as a facet for savory meals, or simply as is! Ensure to avoid wasting the surplus egg yolks to make a custardy dessert like leche flan.

These gentle, fluffy muffins with a signature crinkly high are the proper deal with for any event! They’re candy, moist, and buttery, with slightly tangy and savory notice coming by means of from the cream cheese and lemon juice.

This recipe is a bit more concerned than a number of the different desserts, however it does yield excellent mamons!

You have to to first mix creamy cheese and different dairy substances in a double boiler to get a easy, thick consistency, then add egg yolks and dry substances.

Individually, you will want to whip your egg whites, lemon juice, and sugar into stiff peaks, after which gently fold this combination into the opposite.

Separating the eggs and whipping the whites is what permits the mamons to be tremendous mild and fluffy whereas nonetheless wealthy in taste!

Kutsinta are excellent little snack muffins which might be gentle, sticky, and reddish brown in shade.

This shade comes from the brown sugar within the recipe, however it is usually enhanced by the addition of annatto (achuete powder), which provides a barely completely different candy and peppery taste in addition to its signature purple shade.

They’re tremendous straightforward to make, although you will want kutsinta molds (although mini muffin silicone molds would do in a pinch!).

All you could do is mix your substances (all-purpose flour, tapioca flour, brown sugar, water, lye water, and annatto), fill your molds, and steam for thirty to forty minutes. They’re nice when served with desiccated coconut!

In the event you can’t discover lye water, you can even make your personal utilizing a mix of 1 half baked baking soda to 4 components water. Nonetheless, utilizing actual lye water will get you the perfect consistency.

Sapin-sapin is a stupendous and colourful dessert constructed from three distinct layers of flavored glutinous rice and coconut milk.

It has a white coconut layer, a purple ube layer, and a yellow jackfruit layer. It’s additionally historically topped with latik, caramelized coconut cream curds.

This recipe makes use of all recent substances after which boosts the colour of every part with meals coloring. Nonetheless, you should utilize synthetic flavoring if you could – although it gained’t style fairly nearly as good!

This easy and addicting deal with is much like a donut gap on a skewer, although after all with superb Filipino taste!

It’s tremendous straightforward to make as nicely; simply put together a easy dough of glutinous rice flour, coconut flakes, coconut milk, and baking powder, roll little balls, and deep fry them.

The wealthy and subtly candy little muffins are then dipped right into a candy glaze of brown sugar and coconut milk, and served on a stick!

Maja Blanca is a candy and creamy coconut pudding, stuffed with a beneficiant quantity of brilliant candy corn, and topped with shredded cheese.

It’s the proper stability of easy, wealthy taste, sugary recent flavors, and a slight tangy and saltiness.

It’s tremendous straightforward to make at dwelling even when you haven’t had it earlier than, because it doesn’t require any specialist gear. You merely want to mix evaporated milk, coconut milk, sugar, cornstarch, and corn kernels (canned is okay) in a big pot and cut back till thick.

Then, switch right into a baking dish and funky within the fridge till set, high, and serve! I like maja blanca with cheese on high, but when that’s not for you, you should utilize grated coconut or latik as an alternative.

This springy rice cake is so candy, chewy, and gently spiced – it’s the proper deal with for any event!

It makes use of glutinous rice blended into lowered coconut milk, brown sugar, ginger, and salt, after which set within the fridge. Slice it into conventional diamond shapes, and high it with latik for the proper chunk!

Biko can be unintentionally vegan and gluten-free, making it an important inclusive option to serve.

In the event you’re wanting to combine it up, you can even add in chopped jackfruit! It’s superb served with a scorching drink, recent fruit, or perhaps a scoop of ice cream or sorbet!

Pichi-pichi is a brilliant straightforward recipe with solely three substances: cassava, sugar, and lye water!

Cassava has a gentle, barely nutty, and candy style, that’s actually introduced out by the sugar and steaming.

This sticky, thick dessert is often served rolled in grated coconut or topped with grated cheese (or each).

If you wish to add in extra taste (in addition to including a pleasant shade to the pichi-pichi) you can even put in pandan or ube flavoring!

Tsokolate is Filipino scorching chocolate! Whereas it’s historically served with breakfast, it’s additionally nice after dinner as a deal with – or actually anytime. Tsokolate is particularly fashionable throughout the holidays.

It’s tremendous easy to make as nicely; you simply have to put sweetened cacao tablets into boiling water, stir till they dissolve, after which froth up utilizing a milk frother or immersion blender!

Cacao tablets are constructed from pure fermented and floor cacao beans, making the chocolate “essence” stronger than different scorching goodies which have extra sugar and milk.

Nonetheless, you’ll be able to add a splash of milk or cream into your tsokolate as nicely when you’re lacking it!

Turon is a well-liked avenue meals constructed from candy, tangy saba banana and jackfruit wrapped in a crunch spring roll and coated with caramel.

They’re crispy and crackly on the surface, and gentle and chewy on the within. They’re so scrumptious – and surprisingly wholesome for a way candy they’re!

You may simply make them for your self at dwelling, too. You simply have to slice your banana and jackfruit into skinny, lengthy strips, coat the banana in brown sugar, and wrap them utilizing the normal egg roll approach.

You then fry the turon till they’re golden brown (about one minute), drizzle them with caramel, let it harden, and revel in!

One other superb banana-based dessert is banana cue! It’s just about simply caramelized banana on a stick – and what could possibly be higher?

Merely drop your bananas into scorching oil, add in sugar, stir so it coats the bananas, drain, swerve, and serve!

Like most Filipino banana-based recipes, it’s essential to make use of saba bananas to get the perfect end result. Saba bananas are quick and thick, and really candy and starchy when cooked.

Buchi are stuffed glutinous rice balls, coated in sesame seeds and fried.

They’re amazingly crunchy on the surface, and gentle and chewy within the center with a candy, gooey heart.

The balls are constructed from glutinous rice flour and potato flakes (in addition to water, salt, and sugar) which makes them dense, springy, and tremendous satisfying!

You may fill them with many various issues, however this recipe retains it conventional and makes use of ube halaya and candy purple mung bean paste.

Ginataang bilo-bilo interprets to rice balls cooked in coconut milk, and that’s simply what makes up the bottom for this candy, saucy dessert with chewy bilo-bilo.

This recipe makes separate bilo-bilo with sweet potato, ube, and pandan, giving them a refined taste and orange, purple, and inexperienced colorings respectively.

Along with the rice balls, mini tapioca pearls (sago), cubed ube candy potato, jackfruit, and saba banana are added to the ginataang to present it plenty of superb selection in shade, texture, and taste.

Taho is such a fairly and sophisticated-looking dessert, however it solely takes 5 substances and twenty minutes to place collectively!

It’s merely heat steamed silken tofu in a small cup topped with tapioca pearls and a do-it-yourself brown sugar sauce.

The tofu is tremendous delicate and creamy and infused with sweetness, and the pearls give a beautiful chewy pop to each chunk!

Utilizing tofu as a most important ingredient signifies that this dish can be full of protein – making it an important breakfast choice!

Taisan is much like vanilla chiffon cake: gentle, fluffy, mild, and buttery! Equally to mamon, you will want to separate after which recombine your eggs to attain the superb texture of this cake.

It’s ready in an ordinary loaf pan and topped with butter and shredded cheese for the proper mix of candy and salty taste.

This banana turon is an easier turon recipe than the one above; it solely makes use of bananas and it forgoes the caramel coating!

Nonetheless, you do add sugar to the surface of the wrappers earlier than frying, so you continue to get that incredible deep candy taste.

This conventional dessert is thick, chewy, buttery, and oh-so-satisfying. It’s constructed from grated cassava (frozen is okay), coconut milk, condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, salt, and macapuno.

Macapuno is a little bit of a delicacy; a superb, jelly-like coconut product that happens in varieties the place the meat and coconut water don’t separate!

My favourite step in making this easy cake is spreading some reserved condensed milk on the highest of the cake and placing it again within the oven to get the proper bubbly, caramelized, chewy crust on high of the cake.

Polvoron are much like shortbread cookies; they’re buttery, crumbly, and laborious to place down!

They’re made in a singular approach although that makes them much more delicate and scrumptious.

You toast your flour first, making it extra flavorful and protected for consumption. Then add in your different dry substances and melted butter which makes all the things come collectively in a crumbly combination that may be stamped out with an oval cookie stamper (silicone molds or mini muffin tins additionally work, simply ensure that to press the combination down).

You may also add in extras to your polvoron! Fashionable additions embody malted milk powder, cereals, sprinkles, crushed oreo cookies, or ubu halaya.

Yema are gentle and chewy milk candies which might be highly regarded within the Philippines!

Whereas you should buy them, they’re low cost and simple to make your self, solely take twenty-five minutes, and are approach yummier than store-bought!

All you could do is soften slightly butter on low warmth, then add in condensed milk, egg yolks, and chopped peanuts.

Following that, stir till very thick and switch to a plate to chill. As soon as set, you slice into bite-sized sections, roll them into balls, and revel in!

You may also roll your yema in sugar or crushed nuts if you would like a crunchy outdoors. If you could, you’ll be able to substitute the peanuts for cashews, pecans, or walnuts, or omit them utterly.

These scrumptious butter cookies are named lengua de gato (cat’s tongue) as a consequence of their skinny, rectangular form.

It’s possible you’ll be glad to seek out out that they don’t style something like tongue, nonetheless! They’re candy, mild, slightly salty, and actually, actually addictive.

They’re tremendous straightforward to make as nicely. All you want is butter, sugar, vanilla extract, egg whites, salt, and cake flour. The egg whites and cake flour maintain these cookies tremendous mild and delicate!

Ensaymada are tremendous mild, fluffy, gentle bread rolls!

They’re topped with white sugar, unsalted butter, and shredded cheese for the proper salty and candy chunk every time.

Ensaymada are superb as is, however you can even fill them with ube halaya, mung bean paste, macerated jackfruit, or something you prefer to make them additional particular.

These gentle, chewy, sugar and milk candies are the proper reward or little deal with.

Pastillas de leche are creamy and candy, and fast and low cost to make at dwelling!

They’re tremendous straightforward to make as nicely, utilizing simply complete milk, sugar, lime zest, butter, and powdered milk, and coming collectively on the stovetop.

No listing of Filipino desserts with coconut could be full with out buko pandan!

Its most important substances are younger coconut and pandan-flavored jelly served in a mix of cream and condensed milk, although there are many issues you’ll be able to add in!

Pandan taste comes from screwpine leaves and tastes much like an natural and fragrant vanilla.

The gentle, brilliant jelly balances fantastically with the creamy base and tender younger coconut strings. This salad-style recipe additionally consists of tapioca pearls, sugar palm fruit, and coconut gel.

Palitaw is a boiled rice cake rolled in coconut and topped with sugar and toasted seeds. They’re candy, chewy with a chunk, and so enjoyable to make!

Filipino egg pie is comparable in taste to easy, candy, and creamy leche flan, however it’s baked in a buttery, flaky pastry crust.

This recipe retains issues tremendous straightforward by utilizing a premade pie crust, although after all, you might be welcome to make your personal!

The filling is constructed from (you guessed it) eggs, in addition to condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and salt.

By separating the eggs, you get a creamy, wealthy taste to the filling that’s nonetheless mild and fluffy! The pie additionally will get a beautiful darkish brown crusty high within the oven, giving a layered impact.

Ginataang Mais is a straightforward candy corn pudding! You solely want just a few substances ( glutinous rice, coconut milk, canned corn, and sugar) and half an hour to make this recipe.

It’s so creamy, with bursts of candy freshness from the corn, and it’s filling and satisfying as nicely!

Kalamay Lansong is one other tremendous easy recipe that makes use of glutinous rice! It’s a thick and sticky rice cake that’s topped with latik and is ideal as a dessert or only a fast afternoon deal with!

To make it, you simply mix glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, and sugar, pour the combination into an eight-inch pan lined with greased banana leaves, then steam for twenty to 25 minutes.

This recipe additionally tells you easy methods to make do-it-yourself latik when you’d prefer to!

These fancy sandwich cookies are nice for particular events, and is perhaps completely different from any sort of cookie you’ve ever had earlier than!

They’re delicate and crunchy meringue cookies which might be sandwiched along with French buttercream, then coated in buttercream and rolled in cookie crumbs and crushed cashews.

They’re complicated, indulgent, and completely delicious! One tip is to ensure to maintain the sleek, backside facet of the meringue cookies on the surface when frosting; this can get you picture-perfect silvanas!

This candy deal with is commonly had as a midafternoon pick-me-up within the Philippines;it has the proper mixture of carbs, diet, and sugar to maintain you full and maintain your vitality up for the remainder of the day!

Plus this recipe solely requires three substances: candy potato, brown sugar, and a few oil for cooking!

You merely warmth the oil, put within the sugar, after which put in your discs of candy potato as soon as it floats – flipping them often in order that they develop into coated in sugar. Fast, straightforward, and scrumptious!

This fast Pinoy peanut brittle is good, crunchy, and full of energizing protein and sugar!

It makes use of brown sugar to present it its signature darkish brown shade and candy, caramel and molasses taste, and is topped with sesame seeds for much more crunch!

Suman Malagkit is a straightforward candy, chewy, and nutty deal with that is usually eaten as a pick-me-up and even for breakfast!

To make it, you half cook dinner glutinous rice in coconut milk, then mildew it right into a roll utilizing banana leaves and steam it till it’s totally accomplished (round thirty to forty-five minutes).

It’s easy, actually satisfying and attractive, and nice served with slightly additional sugar or latik sauce!

Espasol is comparable although it makes use of glutinous rice flour fairly than complete grains.

This offers it a smoother and extra jellylike consistency! Ensure to toast your rice flour first to convey out the flavour and wealthy brown shade.

This no-bake dessert is fairly fast and simple to make, however ready to eat it is perhaps robust; it must be set in a single day within the fridge for the perfect consistency!

You merely layer crushed graham crackers with whipped cream and condensed milk, after which add on ripe sliced mango.

It’s an ideal mixture of buttery, crunchy crust, creamy, thick, candy and fluffy filling, and recent, syrupy, brilliant mangos. What extra might you ask for?

This straightforward banana fritters recipe will certainly have you ever coming again for seconds.

It’s constructed from ripe saba bananas coated in batter then fried and sprinkled with sugar! They’re crunchy and barely salty on the surface with gooey, caramelly, softened banana inside.

These straightforward macaroons (to not be confused with macarons) are an indulgent deal with: gentle, butter, fluffy, and satisfying!

They arrive collectively in underneath an hour, and all you could do is mix your easy substances (eggs, candy shredded coconut, condensed milk, brown sugar, and butter), pour the batter into muffin tins, and pop it within the oven!

This deal with is so vibrant in shade, enjoyable to make, and much more enjoyable to eat!

Puto bumbong are a easy cake of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, and ube flavoring (which makes them deep purple).

They’re then topped with grated cheese, grated coconut, softened butter, brown sugar, and condensed milk, which makes them tremendous candy, creamy, and indulgent!

This do-it-yourself Filipino ice cream is so scrumptious, and also you don’t want an ice cream maker to make it!

All you could do is mix powdered milk, coconut milk, evaporated milk, cornstarch, and sugar and blend till frothy, boil for fifteen minutes, add flavoring, after which freeze.

For a thicker consistency, you’ll be able to take it out of the freezer when it’s half set, and blend once more, then put it again in a metallic container with salt and ice packed round it.

Frequent sorbetes flavors embody ube, cheese, mango, chocolate, and coconut. Nonetheless, you can even do basic ice cream flavors like vanilla or espresso or add in recent fruit!

This fast, candy saba banana recipe is certain to hit the spot!

It’s a wholesome deal with that’s full of fiber and vitamins as nicely. It’s basically simply banana and caramel; you dissolve sugar in water, add in your sliced banana, stir till thickened, add slightly vanilla, and serve!

In the event you’re wanting extra, you’ll be able to add in cooked sago as nicely for a distinct texture. Minatamis na Saging is nice by itself, scorching or chilly, but in addition with muffins, candy rice, or ice cream!

Ginataang halo-halo is sticky rice balls stewed in coconut milk, with plenty of different mix-ins (which is why it’s one other halo-halo recipe!)

Together with the rice balls, this recipe makes use of saba banana, cooked sago, jackfruit strips, and cubed candy potato – although you’ll be able to add your favorites in as nicely!

Ampaw are type of Filipino rice crispy treats; they’re overrated, crunchy, candy, rice balls!

To make them, you fry sun-dried cooked rice in oil till it puffs up, then take away from the oil and coat with a syrup of sugar, salt, corn syrup, vinegar, vanilla extract, and butter.

Then (as soon as they’ve cooled slightly) form them into balls or bars, let dry, and revel in!

Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding)

This chocolaty rice porridge is nice for a particular breakfast or a deal with anytime!

It’s wealthy, creamy, and tremendous satiating! Strive it with slightly condensed milk or sliced banana on high, or attempt it the normal approach with some dried fish!

Agar-agar is solely a form of plant-based gelatin, however it’s used generally in conventional Filipino desserts!

You may eat it simply constructed from the packet like jello, however it’s continuously added to desserts like halo-halo or buko pandan as nicely.

This pie is stuffed with candy, creamy and tender coconut-flavored filling, and baked in a buttery, flaky shortcrust.

The filling has each a coconut juice slurry and younger coconut meat, providing you with a posh and complicated taste. It additionally has evaporated milk and sugar for sweetness!

These delicate wafer rolls are at all times a favourite! They’re made merely with simply flour, milk, egg yolk, sugar, and lemon rind, giving a fragile, crispy cookie.

You may also fill them as a consequence of their cylindrical form; ube, buko pandan, chocolate, and powdered milk are fashionable decisions!

📖 Recipe

Prep Time 7 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 7 minutes

Complete Time 14 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies Filipino


  • Halo-Halo
  • Leche Flan
  • Ube Halaya Purple Yam Jam
  • Bibingka
  • Puto
  • Mamon
  • Kutsinta
  • Sapin-Sapin
  • Karioka
  • Maja Blanca
  • Biko
  • Pichi-Pichi
  • Tsokolate
  • Turon
  • Banana Cue
  • Buchi
  • Ginataang Bilo-Bilo
  • Taho
  • Taisan
  • Banana Turon Lumpiang Saging
  • Cassava Cake
  • Polvoron
  • Yema
  • Lengua de Gato
  • Ensaymada
  • Pastillas de Leche
  • Buko Pandan
  • Palitaw
  • Filipino egg pie
  • Ginataang Mais
  • Kalamay
  • Silvanas
  • Kamote Cue Recipe Deep Fried Caramelized Candy Potato
  • Panutsa Peanut Brittle
  • Suman Malagkit
  • Espasol
  • Mango Float
  • Maruya
  • Filipino Coconut Macaroons
  • Puto Bumbong
  • Sorbetes
  • Minatamis na Saging
  • Ginataang Halo-Halo
  • Ampaw
  • Champorado Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding
  • Agar Agar
  • Buko Pie
  • Barquillos

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