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11 Filipino Desserts That Will Make You Say "One More"!

Posted Oct 19, 2020 5 minute read
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Filipino cuisine isn’t just known for its savory food but is also well-regarded for its wide array of desserts to offer. Plus, these desserts can be made extra delightful with the use of NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream.

 

Ditch the usual desserts for now and get your hands on some of these all-time favorite Filipino treats with a creamy twist that will make you ask for more.

 

  1. Creamy Leche Flan

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Leche flan is a well-known and loved dessert in the Philippines that is made with eggs and milk topped with a soft caramel sauce. No celebration or feast is complete without a llanera of this.

The dessert only requires basic ingredients to make, like eggs, condensed milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Use a pack of NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream to surprise your taste buds from the usual leche flan and enjoy a creamier and more delightful dessert. Feel free to check out our Creamy Leche Flan recipe for the procedure.

 

  1. Creamy Ginataang Bilo-Bilo

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This classic afternoon snack is a sweet, coconut-based soup made with chewy rice balls, bananas, sweet potato, jackfruit, tapioca, and other fruits. It’s a hearty dessert that will remind you of your childhood.

Whatever the weather or occasion, a bowl of Creamy Ginataang Bilo-Bilo serves as the ultimate comfort food with a twist. Adding NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream will hold the ingredients together and serve a Pinoy dessert that you’ve never tasted before. It will surely be a family favorite that can be enjoyed hot or cold for breakfast, snack, or even as a dessert.

 

  1. Creamy Mango Graham Taho

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Another Filipino comfort food that everyone grew up with is taho. This soft silken tofu treat with brown sugar syrup and tapioca pearls is always a hit for both the kids and kids-at-heart. Chances are, you’ve once or twice begged a taho vendor for an extra spoonful of arnibal (brown sugar syrup).

Get your taho fix and give it an upgrade by adding mango graham and NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream into the mix. NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream will amplify the flavors present in a taho and combine them altogether for a timeless Filipino dessert. Dessert cravings will definitely be satisfied with this Pinoy dessert with a twist. Our Creamy Mango Graham Taho recipe will walk you through the whole process.

 

  1. Ube Puto

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Puto are the traditional steamed rice cakes of the Philippines. They look like muffins and are served as a snack. These are often brought out for potlucks or big family gatherings where it can serve many guests.

Adding ube or purple yam is one way to level up your ordinary puto and give it a vibrant color. Our Ube Puto recipe does just that, with an added special creamy flavor and texture to address your dessert cravings on any random day.

 

  1. Creamy Mais Con Yelo

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Mais con yelo is a traditional dessert that is also a sweet and refreshing snack. The dessert is made by combining whole kernel corn and its cream-style counterpart layered in a glass of crushed ice and finished with sweetened milk.

It’s the go-to snack to beat the summer heat. Try our Creamy Mais Con Yelo recipe, which uses corn flakes to add some crunch to the cool and creamy treat.

 

  1. Classic Fruit Salad

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As always, you can never go wrong with the classics. Case in point, the Pinoy fave fruit salad, which is almost always present during Christmas celebrations. You’ll only need a couple of ingredients and enough patience to drain the fruit cocktail, and then you can serve this delightful treat in no time.

Bring colors and serve an explosion of flavor with our Classic Fruit Salad recipe. Don't forget to refrigerate it overnight. This traditional fruit salad is best served chilled.

 

  1. Pastillyemas 

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Pastillas are sweet milk candies covered with white sugar, while yemas are soft candies with a hard finish and custard-like center. Combine the two well-loved classic Pinoy treats, and you have one deliciously sweet dessert perfect for those with a sweet tooth!

 

Not sure how to make one? You can try our Pastillyemas recipe. Get the right ingredients, follow the procedure, and you’re ready to serve these bite-sized treats to your family.

 

  1. Oh So Special Biko Espesyal

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A special occasion calls for biko espesyal. Biko is a truly Filipino dessert made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. This is often enjoyed as an afternoon snack, and also a mainstay on get-togethers or family gatherings.

Up for an irresistibly sweet, creamy, and chewy snack? Check out our oh-so-yummy Biko Espesyal recipe to get you started.

 

  1. Marvelously Tasty Maja Blanca 

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Ask any Filipino about their favorite merienda, and chances are, maja blanca is up there. This pudding is a well-known dessert that’s made with coconut milk, sweet corn kernels, and toasted coconut to top it off. 

Bring a smile to your grandma and the whole family’s faces with this lusciously gooey and creamy dessert. Refer to our Maja Blanca recipe for a creamy twist on this Pinoy favorite! 

 

  1. Creamy Ube Halaya 

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This classic Filipino delicacy is made of mashed purple yam, butter, and coconut milk. It's a delightfully thick, rich, and creamy treat topped with golden latik (solid coconut curds) or cheese. Ube halaya is also used in Filipino afternoon snacks like halo-halo. 

In our Creamy Ube Halaya recipe, we opted for cheese toppings to complement the gooey and flavorful purple yam. You can even use this as a spread for your breakfast pandesal if you want.

 

  1. Creamy Buco Salad Marvel 

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Buko salad is the ultimate holiday dessert in the Philippines but is also often served at birthday parties and town fiestas. This dessert concoction is made with shredded coconut, kaong, nata de coco, cubed cheese, NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, and canned fruit cocktail.

Check out our tasty and creamy Buco Salad Marvel recipe to get started. Make sure to serve it chilled, especially during hot summer days.

 

Sweet Tooth Cravings Satisfied

For any of you sweet tooths who are in the lookout to satisfy your dessert cravings, you’ll never run out of choices when you are in the Philippines. These satisfying delicacies, made creamier with NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, will definitely make your friends and family beg for more.

 

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