Buko Pandan dessert

Apr 17

buko pandanThis is the buko pandan that I ate at my cousin’s birthday party. The taste of Buko pandan dessert never fails to tempt me. The green and white colors lures you to take a bite. Here is a buko pandan recipe .

Buko Pandan Salad

8 leaves of Pandan – cleaned well
5 Buko (Coconut)not too hard, not too soft- Grated to strips
Water from 5 Buko (approx. 10 cups)
3 small cans of Nestle Cream
1 medium can of Condensed Milk
2 bars of Green Gulaman
1 3/4 Cups Sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
1 cup Kaong (optional)


1. Boil buko water from 5 coconuts together with 8 pandan leaves that are individually twisted to break the fibers and expose the juice. Simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Before adding 2 bars of gulaman, make sure you remove the pandan leaves and check if the remaining coconut water is equal to 8 cups – 1 bar of gulaman is good for 4 cups of liquid. If it is not 8 cups, less will mean hard gulaman and more than 8 cups will result in mushy soft gulaman. Ensuring gulaman is well-dissolved stir well. Add sugar while mixing. Do this for 5 minutes.
3. Pour through a strainer into cooling trays. Wait till it cools and hardens, then put in fridge.
4. Meanwhile, mix the grated buko with the 3 cans of cream and 1 can of condensed milk.
5. Add kaong if you prefer.
6. Get gulaman from ref and cut into 1 cm cubes. Mix with buko mixture.
7. Put 2 cups of the buko pandan salad into one lunch box and give to Jojo Basug as a complement.

If you want a sugar free buko pandan recipe, try ,Gene Gonzales recipe

Buko Pandan Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh buko meat; 1/2 tsp. pandan flavor for dressing; 1 cup cream; 1/4 cup coconut powder; 1-1/2 tbsps. Sweet’N Low for dressing

Gulaman: 8 tbsp. unflavored gelatin; 1 cup water; 1/2 cup Sweet’N Low; 1 cup water; 1 tbsp. pandan flavor; 2 drops green food color

Procedure: Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup water and bring to boil. Set aside. Add 1 cup water. When cool add pandan flavor, green food color and Sweet’N Low.

There should also be an alternative to the cream as it can be high in fat content.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (375 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  • faye

    wow this looks so yummy!i really wanted to learn how to make buko panda eversince..but i really dont have any chance before..this time I wanted to do it by myself with the help of your recipe there..tnx a lot if you could email this to me…

  • Honey M. C.

    you have a good recipe of buko pandan.. i like it so much! thanks for sharing this recipe to us’..

  • Anonymous

    u can also add sago if you prefer but make sure its the smallest one. sometimes they add vanilla or plain ice cream. 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream per cup the put the buko pandan salad on top.

  • http://female pinky

    please can u please send me a copy of buko pandan thk alot and more power u help us alot

  • http://tinbook191 pinky

    what if i just use the liquid form buko pandan flavoring which u can buy at the groceries? how much do i need to put in?

  • florabel

    hi helow po can u pls ..send me copy for buko pandan recipe tnx ….

  • cartabs

    my leche flan is watery.. huhuhuh

  • http://www.flood-pictures.com/ heri

    what is Kaong?

  • thuglife

    must better if you put a evaporated milk into gulaman … to extract the flavor of the pandan it will become chewy ….

  • lydia

    put 1/2 teaspoonful for each 1 cup of water.

  • lydia

    foe 12 eggs i cup of 1 can condensed milk, don’t put a lot of water when you make the caramel for, just dissolve sugar in a little bit of water to melt, not too much, but if you accidently put a lot of water just let it stay in fire until you think it is thicken already, don’t make the caramel so hard.

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