List of Top Favorite Filipino Desserts: Part 2
Last week, we shared with you the first part of our collection of favorite Filipino desserts such as mango float, halo-halo, ice cream, ube halaya, palitaw, puto, kutchinta, leche flan (crème caramel), kalamay, turon, buko salad, and maruya. In this second part of our Filipino dessert series, we’re going to add some more to the compilation. Here’s the second part of our list just for you.
More Favorite Filipino Desserts
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This sweet jelly treat is truly a fine, no-fuss dessert. No wonder it’s among the top favorite Filipino desserts. It’s easy to make and very economical. Just boil the gulaman flakes until it’s dissolved, then flavor it with milk, pineapple juice, pineapples, and raisins, if you like.
Suman at Latik
Suman or rice cake has many variations, but the most popular is the suman with latik. Its preparation starts by soaking the sticky rice in the water for about three hours before wrapping in banana leaves. It is then boiled until the rice is cooked. For the latik, you can just buy coco jam in the grocery store or make your own, it’s just a coconut milk simmered.
Alternatively, you can make your own suman with our suman recipe.
The reason this classic dessert is a hit is because it’s so easy to make. As long as you have all the ingredients (condensed milk, table cream, fruit cocktail, fresh fruits), you can finish the dish under 10 minutes. Just mix and refrigerate before serving.
Champorado (sweet chocolate rice porridge) is a meal made with sticky rice and tableya (cocoa powder). Though it’s usually served during breakfast, it’s among the Filipinos’ top favorite desserts.
Bibingka is another type of rice cake that most Filipinos loved. Contrary to the other versions of rice cakes, which are easy to make, the preparation of bibingka is a bit complicated and time consuming. But despite this, it’s still a bestseller during early cold mornings after every Simbang Gabi.
We have here another easy-to-make Filipino favorite desserts, the Graham ball. It’s just basically a crushed Graham biscuits, condensed milk, and table cream mixed together. So easy, right?
This colorful and delectable dessert is another classic favorite among Filipinos. It’s actually a rice cake made from glutinous rice flour and coconut milk. This kakanin only looks difficult to make but not really. It usually comes in three colors: yellow is ripe jack fruit–flavored, the violet one is ube-flavored, while the white one is just a plain coconut milk.
Ahh, this sweet delight is a favorite of a friend of mine. Why not, it’s totally simple to make and truly yummy! Maja is a mixture of coconut milk, cornstarch, sugar, and corn. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to achieve creamy and delicious maja blanca.
Judging from how they literally can’t get enough of it, biko is definitely one of the top favorite Filipino desserts. Biko is another rice cake recipe made from sticky rice, brown sugar, and coconut milk. The method is to cook the rice in the coconut milk until it’s soft and sticky enough. Biko is best served topped with latik.