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7 Buko Pandan-Flavored Holiday Desserts

7 Buko Pandan-Flavored Holiday Desserts
Like fruit salad and leche flan, buko pandan is a Pinoy party staple.

Every Pinoy handaan calls for delicious pancit, fried chicken, and lumpiang shanghai. And to complete the lineup, you need buko pandan for dessert! Why does this sweet salad triumph over other Filipino sweets? First, it doesn’t require a long list of ingredients. Plus, they’re all easy on the pocket. And, of course, a buko pandan salad takes no time to whip up – even kids can get it done with minimal supervision.

Want to surprise your guests this holiday season with a fun take on this classic? Take your pick from these innovative versions!

1. Creamy Tropical Popsicles

Creamy tropical popsicles are extremely easy to prep. You can use store-bought buko pandan juice or make a base to freeze and enjoy anytime. Don’t forget to add cubed gelatin and all-purpose cream to complete the experience. Convenient and fun, popsicles are fuss-free to serve at parties!

2. Buko Pandan Crepes

Are you planning a grown-up sit-down feast but need an easy panghimagas? Crepes are a fantastic option! Plus, these thin pancakes are easy to make in advance. Simply follow your trusted crepe recipe but add pandan extract to the base. Serve with whipped coconut cream or coconut-flavored ice cream.

3. Coconut Pandan Syrup

Elevate Selecta Super Thick Vanilla Ice Cream by ditching basic chocolate sauce for coconut pandan syrup. Make this ice cream topping by reducing coconut water and pandan pulp into a thick amber liquid. Make sure to store the syrup in the fridge so you can enjoy it for up to a month. You can also drizzle this sauce over waffles, cakes, and even bibingka.

4. Buko Pandan Biko

Classic biko highlights the simple flavors of coconut milk and brown sugar. Take it up a notch by making a special buko pandan rice cake. Since a typical biko recipe already has coconut, you only need to tweak it by cooking the glutinous rice with pandan. And just like that, you have buko pandan biko to serve at your Christmas party.

5. Coco and Pandan Pie

Need a last-minute dessert for the holidays? Try a quick no-bake pie featuring buko pandan ingredients. Heat cream, coconut meat, pandan extract, and gelatin powder in a pan. Once cool, pour the mixture over a graham cracker crust. Chill or freeze until set, then top with coco jam before serving.

6. Buko Pandan Macarons

Bring Filipino flavors to a French cookie classic. You only need to add a few drops of pandan extract to your favorite macaron recipe. And when it comes to the filling, why not try a coconut ganache with desiccated coconut? You can pack them and give them as gifts, serve them on a tray, or use them as a garnish for vanilla ice cream.

7.Coconutand Pandan Panna Cotta

Panna cotta may sound fancy, but it’s really a simple dessert made with cream and gulaman. Whip up this excellent meal-ender by heating coconut cream with gelatin and sugar. Remove from heat, then add a few drops of pandan extract. Pour into your chosen mold and chill until set. For easy distribution at parties, use individual cups or shot glasses.

Choose the buko pandan recipe that will wow your guests but won’t require you to slave away in the kitchen. Isn't that how all holiday recipes should be?Which buko pandan ideas are you eyeing to try for your next salu-salo?

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