17 Easy Filipino Desserts Recipes You Need to Try

You never know when your craving for your favorite Filipino sweet treats strikes. So here’s a collection of classic Filipino desserts and snack recipes you can easily make at home.

Why wait for Christmas or special occasions when you can make these any time of the year?

Collection of Filipino Deserts and Snack recipes

Some of these treats are quicker to make while some require a little bit of effort but nothing you can’t handle. Don’t worry, my recipes will guide you every step of the way.

Enjoy!

1
Filipino Flan on a plate
Filipino Leche Flan Recipe (Oven or Steamer)
Smooth, ultra-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Filipino flan made of egg yolks, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Cook in the oven or in a steamer. Step-by-step photos, a recipe video, and lots of tips are all here!
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2
Purple spread made of purple yam or purple sweet potato
Ube Halaya Recipe
Smooth, creamy, and lusciously rich ube halaya. Perfect as a dessert, topping for halo-halo, or as an ingredient for your favorite ube-based recipes. So much better than store-bought.
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3
Biko sticky rice
Easy Biko Recipe (Sticky Rice Cake)
This is a beginner-friendly biko recipe. Here learn how to cook the sticky rice and how to make a thick, rich, and not too sweet latik sauce. No oven baking is involved, just straightforward stirring and an ounce or two of patience. Great as a snack or dessert for special occasions. Don't forget to drizzle that extra sauce on top just before serving!
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4
Purple Ube Ice Cream Recipe
2 Ingredient Ube Ice Cream
Make ube ice cream in 5 minutes using this super simple hack. No ice cream maker, no whipping nor churning needed. Perfect for emergency ube cravings!
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5
Frozen Fruit Salad with Sweet and Creamy dressing
Sweet and Creamy Fruit Salad (Filipino Style)
This fruit salad is made of fresh and canned fruits bathed in a sweet and creamy dressing. It is an actual dessert treat rather than a salad. Best served chilled or frozen!
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6
Cassava Cake with Sweet Topping and Cheese
Cassava Cake (easy recipe)
Moist and cheesy cassava cake with a gooey caramelized condensed milk on top. You can make this with fresh cassava or frozen grated cassava. This cake stays soft even after a few days.
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7
shredded coconut with pandan jelly, Cream and condensed milk
Buko Pandan Recipe (extra creamy!)
Buko Pandan is one of the best Filipino desserts you'll ever have. Made with strips of young coconut, pandan flavored jelly or gelatin, kaong and nata de coco all smothered in a creamy and sweet dressing.
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8
leche flan layered with ube chiffon cake.
Easy Ube Flan Cake
Make Ube Flan Cake the easier way– whole eggs for the flan and a handy boxed cake mix! In this Filipino dessert, both the flan and cake take the spotlight, with the sweet, nutty ube wonderfully complimenting the creamy leche flan.
Recipe note: Ube halaya is optional. If included, the chiffon cake will have a slightly richer texture.
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9
Bibingka Malagkit (Coconut Sticky Rice)
Bibingka malagkit is a Filipino rice cake made of glutinous rice glazed with latik syrup on top. Sweet, sticky, and made of simple ingredients. A perfect dessert for Christmas and New Year.
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10
coconut milk corn pudding made of cornstarch with evaporated milk and condensed milk
Maja Blanca with Cream Style Corn
This is a classic Filipino dessert made of coconut milk and corn thickened with cornstarch. It's firm enough to hold its shape yet still soft, silky, and tender. This maja blanca recipe is far less sweet and packed with corn flavor. Sprinkle with latik, or grated cheese to make it simple.
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11
Buttercream Ube Flavored Frosting
Ube Cupcakes–moist, fluffy and easy to make
Moist, fluffy, and delicious ube-flavored cupcakes! So easy and simple to make than a whole cake. Goes so well with ube buttercream frosting.
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12
Butter Puto Cheese
Puto Cheese with Butter
Recipe Video Above: This butter puto cheese is moist, fluffy, milky and not too sweet. The brown butter gives a nice nutty buttery flavor while the cheddar makes it rich and cheesy. Once you bite into these Filipino steamed cakes you’ll surely be asking for more!
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13
sweet mochi donuts gluten free dairy free made of glutinous rice flour and coconut
Carioca Recipe (Filipino Mochi Donuts)
These are Filipino-style mochi donuts. Crispy, sweet, and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside. This is an eggless, gluten-free, and, dairy-free donut made of pure glutinous rice flour and coconut.
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14
Steamed Kutsinta with grated coconut
Kutsinta (No Lye Water)
Soft, silky-smooth and not too sweet. Perfect as a midday snack and breakfast or enjoy it as a dessert for parties and potluck gatherings. 
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15
Creamy Flan Recipe
Creamy Whole Eggs Leche Flan
This is the easiest Leche Flan you’ll ever make made with whole eggs! Creamy, smooth flan covered with golden caramel baked in an oven from start to finish.
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16
Homemade Christmas Bibingka
Easy Bibingka Recipe (Filipino Rice Cake)
This is the easiest and yummiest bibingka! Moist, tender, slightly gooey, and buttery rice cake. Why wait for Christmas when you can make these anytime of the year?
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17
mango cake made with graham crackers, cream and condensed milk
Mango Float (Graham Cake)
Mang float is an easy icebox cake recipe made with layers of graham crackers, thick layers of cream, and condensed milk with fresh ripe mangoes in between.
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Collection of Filipino Deserts and Snack recipes

17 EASY Filipino Desserts Recipes

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A collection of classic Filipino desserts and snack recipes you can easily make at home. Some of these treats are quicker to make while some require a little bit of effort but nothing you can't handle. Don't worry, my recipes will guide you every step of the way
preparation time1 hour

Instructions

Summer

  • Make these cold desserts for summer.
    Ube Ice Cream made with 2 Ingredients, Filipino Style Fruit Salad, Buko Pandan Salad

Christmas and New Year

  • Celebrate with these desserts on Christmas and New Year.
    Filipino Leche Flan (made of egg yolks), Biko with Latik Sauce, Cassava Cake, Bibingka Malagkit, Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Jam), Whole Eggs Leche Flan, Bibingka (Filipino Coconut Rice Cake)

Snacks

  • Make it any time of the year and enjoy as morning or afternoon snack.
    Easy Ube Cupcake, Turon with Dulce de Leche, Maja Blanca, Kutsinta, Puto Cheese with Butter

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • These are all seasonal suggestions. Of course, you can make all these anytime of the year whenever craving strikes.
  • For easy workflow in the kitchen, prepare all the ingredients including the equipments before starting to make any recipe.
  • Read the instructions and tips carefully for time-saving tips.
  • Most of the ingredients can be found online like Amazon, Filipino and Asian supermarkets and other specialty stores.
Author : Mella
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : Filipino
Keyword : Filipino dessert recipe, Filipino desserts
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