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Filipino Dessert Recipes You Must Try

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Filipino dessert recipes you can easily make at home. New to Filipino food? Desserts are a delicious and fun introduction to any cuisine. And if you’re a Filipino craving for traditional desserts, you’re going to love this. 

Filipino Dessert Recipes You Must Try

Since the Philippines is a country of rice and coconut trees, Filipino desserts recipes usually include glutinous rice or rice flour, coconut meat and coconut milk. 

We also love our evaporated and condensed milk; a lot of people didn’t use to own refrigerators so canned milk was the preferred type of milk. 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 Filipino desserts recipes. Try one, try all. Enjoy!

Filipino Dessert Recipes You Must Try

Filipino dessert recipes you can easily make at home. New to Filipino food? Desserts are a delicious and fun introduction to any cuisine. And if you’re a Filipino craving for traditional desserts, you’re going to love this.

Pinoy dessert recipes no bake

Let’s start simple with no-bake pinoy dessert recipes. No-bake doesn’t mean not special though! Many Filipinos serve these desserts during special occasions.

Filipino desserts with coconut milk

Coconut milk, coconut cream (the thicker version) and coconut juice are important ingredients in Filipino as well as in many Asian cuisines. We usually but it canned here but in the Philippines you can buy it fresh in the local market!

Ube dessert recipes

You guys didn’t think I’ll leave out my favourite ube recipes, did you? Ube or purple yam has been getting a lot of attention lately but it’s been a staple in Filipino cooking for a very long time.

Easy filipino dessert recipes with few ingredients

Have you ever heard or had merienda? It’s a light meal to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner (sometimes between breakfast and lunch). It’s a simple meal, usually just pandesal and tsokolate, or a sweet snack. These simple recipes fit the bill.

Filipino desserts recipe for Christmas

Some Filipino dessert recipes are so special they’re reserved for very special occasions like Christmas and New Year’s Eve. That’s when Filipino families gather together and have the biggest feast of the year. 

Hope you enjoy these Filipino desserts recipes. If you ask me what the most popular sweet dessert in the Philippines is, I really can’t tell you because I love them all! Happy baking and cooking!

Did you make any of these Filipino dessert recipes? Which one did you like best? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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Tiffany

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

These looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these scrumptious Filipino treats and desserts! :)

Christa

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Most of the recipes are new to me and all of them look delicious! Iā€™m looking forward to broadening my dessert repertoire.

Charito

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

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.

Jolina

Friday 3rd of April 2020

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!

Amy

Saturday 28th of March 2020

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!

Angela

Friday 27th of March 2020

These all look so amazing! The banana one looks like something I would really enjoy...I may have to give it a try!!!