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Philippine Desserts You Must Try

Would you love to visit the Philippines? If you do, you must know the various fascinating dishes that you should experience. Aside from the country’s most popular tourist spots, the Philippines also offers delicious desserts that you must not miss out.

Most Filipinos loved sweet foods, as it has always been part of their culture. In history, sugar was the product of the colonial economy in the country. Thus, It is not a surprise that it is one of the main ingredients in the sweetest than I love you desserts that you will only find in the Philippines. Some of the most popular recipes are the Mais con Yelo, Sapin-Sapin, Minatamis na saging, Ginataang bilo-bilo, and Banana Pudding. If you want to try these mouth-watering Filipino desserts, visit Eat Like Pinoy to know how easy these flavorful desserts are to prepare.

Make the most of the warmest or cold weather with one of these desserts while sitting comfortably on your bench.

Would you love to visit the Philippines? If you do, you must know the various fascinating dishes that you should experience. Aside from the country’s most popular tourist spots, the Philippines also offers delicious desserts that you must not miss out.

Most Filipinos loved sweet foods, as it has always been part of their culture. In history, sugar was the product of the colonial economy in the country. Thus, It is not a surprise that it is one of the main ingredients in the sweetest than I love you desserts that you will only find in the Philippines. Some of the most popular recipes are the Mais con Yelo, Sapin-Sapin, Minatamis na saging, Ginataang bilo-bilo, and Banana Pudding. If you want to try these mouth-watering Filipino desserts, visit Eat Like Pinoy to know how easy these flavorful desserts are to prepare.

Make the most of the warmest or cold weather with one of these desserts while sitting comfortably on your bench.

Mais Con Yelo

Maíz Con Hielo

Mais Con Yelo

Are you a sweet corn Lover? Mais Con Yelo is perfect for you!

Mais Con Yelo comes from the Spanish word “Maíz con Hielo,” which means corn with ice. This dessert consists of sweet corn, shaved ice, and to make it tastier; you can add ice cream - it depends on what flavor you prefer – and crushed corn flakes.

Moreover, this is also one of the best refreshments, especially during summer days in the Philippines. From locals to tourists, everyone loves to have a tall glass full of the mixed corn kernel and sweetened shaved ice, making it a fun and delicious snack dessert. It is not expensive; you can buy it along with the vendors on the streets at a most satisfying price. Quench your thirst with this refreshing dessert!


Minatamis na Saging

Sweetened Banana

Minatamis na Saging

The Philippines is one of the biggest global exporters of bananas. You will find banana trees wherever you go. Thus, because of the vast availability, it is not surprising to create a delicious and sweet dessert out of this fruit. One of the Filipino pride foods is the Minatamis na saging (Sweetened Banana) or locally known as saging na saba.

Most Filipino families love to have Minatamis na saging as their snack. It is indeed a beloved home-made recipe that everyone enjoys having, rather than going out to the restaurants. To make it more special, they usually add a cup of milk and sago. This dessert is too facile to make; you only need three ingredients. These include banana or saging na saba, brown sugar, and water. Add these together, and you all have it. If you want to get warm during the cold days, you don’t need to find someone to cuddle with, Minatamis na saging will make your day even sweeter. Try it out!

Sapin-Sapin

While most of us crave for brownies and chocolate cake, some Filipinos love their native dessert food called Sapin-Sapin or layer by layer. The dessert is one of the Filipino pride delicacies composed of glutinous rice, or locally named as malagkit and coconut milk.

Sapin-Sapin is tasty and quite appealing to the eye. It won't give you one but three colors that you will surely amaze you. This delicacy is also one of the most favorite among Filipinos, notably when it's partnered with hot coffee. It is more delicious when it is shared with family and friends. If you visit the Philippines, don't forget to taste the multilayered and a colorful delicacy, Sapin-Sapin.


Philippine Desserts You Must Try

Banana Pudding

What makes the banana unique for the Filipinos? They can transform it into the best dessert you have ever tasted.

There's nothing more delicious than homemade Banana Pudding here in the Philippines. It has all you need for a sweet and creamy dessert: sliced bananas, the crunch of vanilla wafers, and vanilla pudding. If you visit the country, you will be excessively pampered by a lot of banana recipes; irone of which is the Banana Pudding. This delicacy will never be out of place on the table, no matter the occasion. Most Filipinos will love to include it as one of their special items on the menu and serve it to their visitors. Thus, it is recommended that you try the Filipino style Banana Pudding at your home, and you will feel like riding in a banana boat.


Sticky Rice Balls in Coco Milk

Ginataang Bilo-bilo

In the Philippines, every season, most prominently during All Souls Day, there's this one recipe that will never pass off - Ginataang Bilo-Bilo or the Sticky Rice Balls in Coco Milk. In Mindanao, they called it 'Binignit,' This is quite popular and the most requested snack.

You might wonder what it tastes like? Ginataang Bilo-Bilo is composed of many ingredients, including sweet potato, glutinous rice flour, banana, sugar, jackfruit, etc. making it tasty and creamy. When you go to the Philippines or even make it at your home, you will be amazed by its delicious taste. It is even more palatable when it serves hot and shared by family or friends. Change your taste buds now and try to make the Filipino's Ginaataang Bilo-bilo.


Words to ponder!

More so, the Philippines’ desserts will forever be unique in everyone’s heart. Filipinos love to share what they have, what they know, and what they think could enhance their hospitality towards other people and, most notably, serving the best of the best food on the table with their loved ones. It is also an effective smell-hooker that can make you sit for a while. 

 

These desserts might be new to someone who still does not yet experience living in the Philippines, but one thing is for sure, this will never fail your taste buds. If you want to have the best food trip in a Filipino style, it would be best to try these delicious desserts. You are always welcome to have a blast experience only here in the Philippines! 

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