Take a bite into nostalgia and celebrate Filipino culture with these sweet treats
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It’s no secret that most Filipinos have a sweet tooth. On special occasions, every meal is punctuated by a tasty dessert. We even have a Tagalog word for it: panghimagas† No matter how old we get, we can’t help but crave and get excited about our favorite treats as children.
Fortunately most are pino desserts we grew up with are still sold in the market while some are sold on the street. If you have time, you can recreate these desserts at home with Nestlé All Purpose Cream – a special ingredient that can make any dish richer and creamier. The versatility of Nestlé All Purpose Cream allows you to experiment and create a variety of tasty desserts in no time. No fancy skills needed!
So the next time your family asks you for dessert, here’s a list of recipes you can think of to satisfy their sweet tooth. Don’t worry, these recipes are budget-friendly and easy to make.
Let’s start with biko – the classic Filipino merienda made with sticky rice and coconut milk. It was our favorite snack after school and even after Sunday Mass. I mean, who doesn’t love the golden brown coconut curd that crawls on top? It’s an all-time favorite, especially for kids. For a good dose of curd, try adding Nestlé All Purpose Cream to the coconut cream to make your homemade biko more special and tastier to the last bite.
Here’s another fun dessert to enjoy with the whole family. Ginataang Bilo-Biloalso known as Minatamis na Bilo-Bilo in some provinces is a rich mixture of sticky rice balls, langka† saging after saba† sagoand kamote (jackfruit, saba banana, tapioca and sweet potato).
While we love to munch on the soft, glutinous rice balls, we can’t help but slurp the coconut cream sauce too – definitely a plus if it’s creamier! You can also add a cup of cubes ube (purple yam) if you want to achieve a dessert with a nice purple color.
If you’re looking for something to refresh your day, you can’t go wrong with a glass of mango tapioca. With the natural sweetness of mangoes and the generous amount sago, it is a drink that both children and adults will enjoy. Thanks to Nestlé All Purpose Cream, it’s creamier than ever, making everyone want to reach for another drink.
if you love buko pandan, you will fall in love with these ice drops. It’s a simple recipe with a dreamy taste! Plus, it has the nostalgic flavor of condensed milk that will take you back to your childhood memories.
When it comes to corn con yelo, the creamier the better. Now no one will stop you from pouring that extra all-purpose cream and condensed milk into your cup. All set for dinner? Make sure to surprise your family with this staple pino dessert to end your extensive meal on a sweet note.
The fun doesn’t stop here. Add your own twist to your favorite kid’s desserts with Nestlé All Purpose Cream! Take a bite of nostalgia, rediscover your favorite desserts and celebrate Philippine culture with our beloved delicacies. – Rappler.com