Kiss your diet goodbye. These decadent desserts from The Philippines will make your mouth water, and almost impossible to avoid. In The Philippines you will find a wide variety of specialty desserts made primarily of rice, coconut, and fruits native to this tropical country  

Filipinos are dessert-lovers, so they have a myriad of mouthwatering treats to offer, Not only are they wonderfully sweet, but are also filling and comforting. 

Dessert is the last course of the meal and some people consider this as the best part, especially if we are talking about Filipino Desserts.

We’ve listed the top 5 Filipino Desserts you must try!

1. Halo-Halo

Halo-halo, which translates to “mix-mix,” is the quintessential Philippine dessert and the most popular merienda among Filipinos, especially in the summer. The ingredients used to make Halo-halo vary depending on personal preference, but the main ingredients are shaved ice, milk, and a variety of toppings ranging from sweetened beans to seasoned fruits.

Bananas, sweet potatoes, taro, jackfruit, jelly, mung beans, corn kernels, coconut, and tapioca pearls are just a few ingredients used.

And that’s not all. This dessert is topped with shaved ice, milk, custard, purple yam jam, and ice cream. Talk about a texture and flavor explosion!

2 . Silvanas

Silvanas are frozen cookies that are crunchy and creamy. A layer of silky butter cream is sandwiched between two cashew-meringue wafers that have been dusted with cookie crumbs. It’s best described as a cookie version of a Sans Rival, another popular traditional Filipino dessert.

They resemble French macaroons in appearance, but the flavor and texture are not the same. Silvanas are typically imported from the southern part of the country and are not typically made at home due to the complex process involved.

3. Filipino Fruit Salad

Filipino Fruit Salad is a popular and traditional dessert at most Filipino meetings, especially during the holidays. Fruit Salad is a dessert made up of various fruits combined with table cream and condensed milk. This Filipino Fruit Salad recipe is a simple dessert that requires no cooking.
This fruit salad’s ingredients are all sweet and store-bought, making it easily accessible. Fruit cocktail, All Purpose Cream (a heavy cream used to give the fruit salad texture and hold the ingredients together), and canned condensed milk are the traditional ingredients. Before serving, some people add diced cheese and apples.

4. Suman

Here’s another rice-based dessert. Suman is a deliciously sweet, soft, and chewy treat that will knock your socks off.
While cooked glutinous rice doesn’t appear to be anything special, you’ll be surprised at how tasty this dessert is!
The sticky rice is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed, giving it a wonderfully refreshing aroma.

5. Buko Pandan

At any Filipino meeting, Buko Pandan is a crowd pleaser. Buko pandan is a refreshing and sweet Filipino dessert made of coconut, pandan-infused gelatine/ jelly, and sweetened cream. Preparing it entails combining all of the ingredients and chilling it.

Pandan is floral, fragrant, coconut-y, and banana-y all at the same time. This dessert is truly tropical and certainly one-of-a-kind.

The Philippines may be known for having the most beautiful beaches in the world, but Filipino food is also something to brag about because it not only fills your stomach but also your heart.

Enjoy your Filipino desserts !

Have you been to the Philippines? What are some of your favorite meals or desserts?

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