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Easy Recipes: Favorite Filipino Summer Desserts

Updated on May 15, 2014

Spring is here! And as much as I am excited about the flowers blooming and the colorful trees, I don't like the thought of dealing with the hot weather again. Yes it is Spring, but to me, it feels as if Summer is already starting.

And speaking of hot weather coming, people would be starting digging in into Summer desserts and cold beverages as a way of cooling off. And that includes me. Whenever the hot days are around, you can expect me in the kitchen and thinking what ice-made dessert I could make according to what is available in the kitchen. And when hotter days arrive, I always make it possible to have fruits like strawberries, honeydew, and cantaloupe to be available at home so I can have a fruit ingredient whenever the "dessert making mood" strikes me. And I also grab canned mixed fruits.

And I'm already looking forward again into making my favorite desserts anytime soon as the weather is getting hot. But what desserts I crave for? Here's 5 Filipino desserts that are easy to make and is hard to resist.


Fruit salad

Easy and quick which is why fruit salad is one of my favorites as this only takes few minutes of my time. Of course you can used whatever fresh fruits you have in your kitchen but if you want it easy and quick, that's where the canned fruits are for.

For this easy fruit salad dessert, you will need:

* fruit cocktails ( 2 or 3 cans will do)

* 8 oz. table cream

* 14 oz. condensed milk

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and adjust the flavor according to your taste. I know some people like it sweet but there's still some (like my dad) whose not a fan of sweetness. Mix well and chill in your fridge.

If you want more ingredients to it, you can also add shredded coconut, nata de coco, and with my little experiment last year, I also added tapioca pearls. (If you want it quick and easy I suggest skipping the tapioca pearl and just stick with the fruits as boiling the tapioca pearl will take some time.)



The famous Filipino favorite dessert. The name literally means mixing ( the word halo means to mix or mix.) Halo-halo refers to the ingredients being all mixed together.

If you want to try this yummy Filipino dessert, you can do it at home specially if you already have the needed items available in your home.

To make halo-halo at home you will need an ice shaver and the halo-halo bottled ingredients. The bottled ingredients are nata de coco, shredded coconut, palm fruits, mung beans, jackfruit, gelatin, sweet corn, pounded dried rice (pinipig), evaporated milk and your favorite ice cream for topping. These ingredients can be found on Philippine / Filipino stores. If you are in the US, try going to Filipino store such as the Seafood City supermarket.

Filipino Halo-halo recipe


Ice candy

The Filipino ice pops. Ice candy is easy to make and actually one that I grow up with. On the hot days in the Philippines, one can see ice candies being on sale on markets, stores, and even at home. I had some neighbors who makes ice candies and sell them.

Ice candy can come in many flavors. The few flavors I enjoy are ube, mango and coconut. These goodies always managed to stop me and buy some before my best friend and I continue strolling around the neighborhood.

Have you tried any of these desserts?

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Mais con yelo (corn and shaved ice)
Mais con yelo (corn and shaved ice) | Source
Saba banana and ishaved ce
Saba banana and ishaved ce | Source

Saba con yelo or Mais (corn) con yelo

Saba con yelo literally means the banana saba and shaved ice while mais con yelo is corn and shaved ice. With this, you will only need shaved ice, the saba banana and corn.

This is an easy, quick dessert I used to do on hot days and our family often use corn, the frozen sweet corns actually.

What I do with corn and ice (mais con yelo) is I would take a cup of frozen sweet corn and heat it on the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes until the corns are cooked. Set it aside to let it cool off. Then I would shaved some ice, and put it on a bowl. A sundae glass can be use, whichever you prefer. Put the corn on top of the shaved ice and add the evaporated milk and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and adjust taste, add more sugar according to taste. I used Lactaid milk with mine instead of evaporated milk then add sugar.

And for saba con yelo here's a video for the recipe, but since it is in Tagalog, I will just explain the procedure in English. But watching this video could help a lot too on the process specially for visual persons like me.

Making saba con yelo

Saba con yelo ingredients

You will need a cup of brown sugar, evaporated milk, and 4 to 5 saba banana. Boil some water and put the brown sugar and mix. When it is boiling, put the peeled saba banana. In this video the bananas are put whole but it is better if it is already cut crosswise so the sweetness of the sugar can be absorb more. When the bananas already appears brownish and cooked, set it aside. You may want to let the bananas cool off for a bit before adding the shaved ice or this will just dissolved some of the shaved ice the instance you put it with the bananas. Add the evaporated milk and enjoy!


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    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by. :) I just love ice-made desserts ^.^' Those are common desserts on my home country, hot weather in there.

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      SandyMcCollum 6 years ago

      Interesting taste ideas!


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