Filipino desserts will be a trend in 2021 and we want to try them all. Travel and try new dishes and discover the cuisine of different countries, their recipes, and the most important dishes. from each country, without a doubt, is a wonderful thing to do. From Kerala breakfast, through the most typical dishes of Mexican cuisine, to traditional Korean starters known as Banchan. However, this year 2021, the trend in gastronomy will be Filipino desserts!
If there’s something special about Filipino desserts that especially attracts attention, it’s the mixture of different influences that can be found in them. And yet they always retain a spark of personality, a unique touch that makes them different from anything we’ve tried so far.
It is possible that, at first, the flavors are very particular, as our taste buds are not used to it, but their peculiarities will lead us to try them again and again. Just don’t expect chocolate, cream, or other usual ingredients in Filipino sweets.
The most traditional desserts in the Philippines
It is possibly the best-known dessert in the Philippines. It is a preparation made with ice cream, condensed milk, and shaved ice that is usually served in a tall glass so that the different layers that make it up can be appreciated.
The particular aspect of this dessert is the rest of the ingredients that make it up. Among them, we can find sweet beans, fruits, coconut cream, sweet potatoes, coconut sprouts, red beans, etc. Fruits are placed first and then layers are made with shaved ice, finally ice cream, and finally condensed milk.
2. Manioc cake
The base of this dessert is cassava root and coconut milk. And yes indeed, it is as sweet and creamy as it looks. Probably the best thing about this cake is its texture and the fact that while it’s sweet, it’s not cloying.
In addition to cassava and coconut milk, this cake includes milk, cheddar cheese, condensed milk. sugar and flour. Once prepared, the final touch is given by roasting the top, which gives a crunchy touch to an otherwise very smooth dessert.
It is a dessert similar to a steamed rice cake. Among other things, the ingredients include tapioca, flour, an additive known as lithia, grated coconut, and brown sugar. They are then steamed in small molds. Delicious and relatively light snacks.
4. Ube ice cream
The tube is a purple tuber that has become fashionable in recent years because it gives a beautiful color to any dessert. In the Philippines, ice cream made with this tuber is very common and is even part of other recipes, such as halo-halo.
To do this, we use ube puree, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and a little more coloring, if we want the purple color to be even more intense. An experience for all our senses.
In this case, the palitaw is also a rice cake, and, however, the texture is completely different from that of the Kutsinta. This is because this dessert has a rubbery consistency, which makes it a children’s favorite.
For this, we need rice, granulated sugar, water, grated coconut, and sesame seeds. Basically, they are boiled in boiling water after the dough is made to float and garnished with grated coconut and sesame seeds.
Ginataang basically means something is made with coconut. This may imply that ginataang refers to any dish that has coconut milk. However, when we talk about desserts, it usually refers to an option in which we find the well-known coconut milk, rice, sugar, jackfruit.
If you like sweets, this dessert that literally means ‘sugar’ will probably be your ideal dessert. It’s very sweet, very sticky, it’s a joy to enjoy in small doses