Dessert: Sikreto ni Maria

Jun 04

Have you tasted “Sikreto ni Maria” at Abe’s restaurant or at Abe’s Farm in Pampanga?

sikreto ni maria1

Well the recipe of this heavenly dessert is not really a secret after my recent visit to Unilever Food Solutions event where they shared recent food trends. I will talk about the “Food Trends” in another post.

The ingredients for “Sikreto ni Maria” are pretty basic and easy to prepare.


sticky rice (suman)
ripe mangoes
semi-frozen macapuno ice cream
panocha (a chunk of muscovado)

sikreto ni maria ingredients

For one serving:

1. Unwrap the suman and place on a medium bowl.

suman in sikreto ni Maria

2. Add slices of mangoes

preparing sikreto ni maria

3. Add semi-frozen macapuno ice cream on top of the suman and mangoes.

add ice cream

4. Grate panocha over the ice cream

grate panocha

And voila , the “Sikreto ni Maria” dessert. It’s that simple.

sikreto ni maria

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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, 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 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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