These are the best, must-try Filipino dessert recipes from creamy leche flan to sweet treats or traditional kakanin like rice cakes, from everyone’s favourite ube halaya to the smoothest maja blanca. Find your favourite Filipino dessert here.
Since the Philippines is a land of rice and coconut trees, Filipino dessert recipes usually include glutinous rice or rice flour, coconut meat, and coconut milk or cream.
We also love our evaporated milk and condensed milk; a lot of people didn’t use to own refrigerators so canned milk was the preferred type of milk because it lasted longer.
And have you tasted condensed milk? Nectar from the gods I tell ya.
Filipino desserts are either very simple to make with just a few ingredients that you toss together. Or highly elaborate that need several steps and several hours of prep. And they’re all in here.
Go through this collection of the best pinoy desserts. Try one, try all. Enjoy!
Another popular Filipino dessert is halo-halo.
It’s a dessert made of crushed or shaved ice, toppings like leche flan, sweet beans, ube halaya, sago or tapioca, and coconut, then drizzled with evaporated milk.
Some even top their halo halo with ice cream! It’s really the ultimate summertime treat.
You don’t need a recipe to make halo-halo at home. Just put your favourite things in it and make it your own.
Here’s a video I found on YouTube where you can see how easy and simple it is to make one.
Hope you enjoy these delicious desserts recipes. If you ask me what the most popular is, I really can’t tell you because I love them all!
Happy baking and cooking!
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These looks and sounds delicious! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these scrumptious Filipino treats and desserts! 🙂
Most of the recipes are new to me and all of them look delicious! I’m looking forward to broadening my dessert repertoire.
Thank you Jolina for featuring Filipino food. More people know about our cuisine, the better. I have a sweet tooth and eager to try all these recipes especially brazo de mercedes. God bless.
Hi Charito! Thank you for your kind words. I agree, Filipino cuisine should go mainstream it’s delicious 🙂 Hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in these crazy times!
I heard of some of these foods but I haven’t tried them. I should try to make one of these foods, especially the beautiful ube chiffon cake!
These all look so amazing! The banana one looks like something I would really enjoy…I may have to give it a try!!!
I have a really sweet tooth… so all these desserts look delicious! I like the look of the strawberry refrigerator cake.
Oooooh these look DELICIOUS! I’m on a strict diet right now. No sugar. Low carb. So this post is torture! lol!
Ooh, these all look delicious, but that strawberry cake is calling my name! I love almost anything strawberry flavored!
These all sound so good! I haven’t had any of them before but I am so down to try them!
These look delicious. I’d really like to try the coconut popsicles!