19 Authentic Filipino Desserts You Can’t Resist

Filipino Desserts
Filipino Desserts

Filipino desserts are famous because of their unique and tangy flavors. In the Philippines, peoples are fond of eating delicious food. So, if you are a Filipino, you must be wondering about simple and easy desserts you can try at home with little effort.

Don’t worry; here we have 15 best traditional Filipino desserts you can’t resist. Now, you can try savory and juicy desserts at home. I have summarized the easiest and quick Filipino desserts that will serve perfectly on your table.

1. Halo Halo

What’s Special?

Halo Halo is one of the best Filipino desserts with hints of shaved ice, sweet beans, sweet banana, garbanzos, sago, maca-Puno, sweet jackfruit, and Leche flan that fills your mouth with a rich taste. It is an iconic dessert that serves in tall glasses with long-handled spoons.

Each refreshing and creamy bite provides a sweet and chewy taste. Halo Halo has a topping of Leche flan and colorful yam jam, the perfect combination of flavors. Its cold flavors make it the endlessly customizable dessert of the season.

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2. Coconut Macaroons

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Extra crunchy and luscious
  • Flavors of lemon zest and lime
  • Serves best with vanilla ice cream

Coconut macaroons are so luscious and easy to cook recipe. They are chewy in the middle and crispy from the outside. These macaroons are irresistible because of their creamy flavors—a perfect dessert for those who dislike gluten.

Coconut macaroons win hearts when you serve them with every bite. They are so sweet, moist, and chewy; they are best to serve on any occasion. Their golden-brown color is captivating and makes it a delicious treat. Top them with melted chocolate and then serve with vanilla ice cream or melted chocolate.

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3. Taho: Filipino Sweet Tofu

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Classic sweet treat
  • Best to serve warm
  • Delightful in breakfast

Taho is a classic dessert with a variety of flavors inside it. You can make it with tapioca pearls or sago, silken tofu, and brown sugar syrup. It is delicious and yummy, making it the of my favorite traditional Filipino desserts. It is a type of snack that most people prefer to make for breakfast.

Its pudding-like texture is so sweet and chewy and topped with sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. In Filipino, you will see a lot of hawkers in the streets selling Taho early morning. It is one of the most delicious vegan desserts serving scrummy on the morning table.

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4. Cassava Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Made with grated cassava
  • Best to serve cold
  • Easy to make at home

Cassava cake is super easy to make at home. It is one of the most famous desserts in the Philippines. It has condensed milk, egg yolks, coconut milk, rice flour, and grated cassava. The perfect combination of all the delightful flavors makes it finger licking recipe.

You can top them with a creamy custard layer that is delightfully luscious. It is a yummy snack for children after coming home from school. Its dense pudding and cakey texture are so heavenly to taste. It is best to serve cold at parties or birthday functions.

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5. Bibingka

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Classic Christmas food
  • Best served with hot coffee or chocolate
  • Delicious and simple

Bibingka is the recipe that everyone loves due to its soft look. It is a traditional dish people mostly like to make on Christmas days. It’s a golden-brown cake; its outer layer is a little crunchy but soft and chewy. It tastes best with a topping of grated cheese that melts in the mouth with every bite.

The light flavors are so addictive that after taking the first bite, you cannot stop eating them repeatedly. Its sweet smell wafts down everyone when served, and everyone tries to reach first to taste Bibingka.

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6. Turon: Banana Lumpia

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Mouth-watering and flavorful snack
  • Luscious flavors of banana
  • Famous all around the year

Turon is the latest version of the famous dessert Lumpiang shanghai. It has a sweet filling of ripe bananas, sugar, and layers of jackfruit and then is enclosed in a thin spring roll. Its deep-fried, crispy golden layer is so heart-warming that you cannot wait to eat them. They have a luscious caramel coating over them that looks so tasty and is a perfect treat for your loved ones.

The variety of flavors serves best to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. You will become addicted to it after tasting its crunchy and sweet outer layer. You can make them in your breakfast for your kids and make kids happy before going to school.

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7. Leche Flan

Leche Flan

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Sweet and soft caramel topping
  • Famous all around the world
  • Serves best with hot coffee

Leche flan is one of the top desserts in the Philippines. Dining tables are incomplete without Leche flan in the morning. Leche flan is so creamy and flavorful due to its rich taste. The silky and smooth Leche flan has a variety of flavors at the same time. It has the right amount of sugar that is satisfying if you are craving something sweet and delightful. It is made of vanilla extract, brown sugar, and caramel. It is super easy to make, so you can try it as a luscious snack every morning.

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8. Filipino Sticky Rice Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Chewy and soft
  • Sweetest treat at parties
  • Flavors of coconut milk and brown sugar.

Biko is a delicious dessert with a soft and sweet texture. It is a type of rice cake that you usually make at home. It has a load of flavors and sticky chewiness that gives you the perfect happiness you expect from any sweet dessert.

When you try it at home, coconut caramel topping will serve you best, making everyone want it more and more. The combination of brown sugar and caramel is so captivating. They serve best on special occasions, like birthday parties, family get-togethers, and holiday parties with friends.

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9. Silvana

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Unique and beloved recipe
  • Filled with buttercream
  • Creamy and buttery

Silvana is one of the most famous desserts with a unique buttercream filling and is coated with a cracker crumb, making it delightfully delicious and captivating even at first look. It is so buttery and creamy that it can make anyone addicted.

It is layered with flavors with irresistible crunchy nutty texture whenever you try them, making it everyone’s favorite dessert in no time. Now, you can end your meal on a good note with this savory Silvana. It is a crowd-favorite dessert that you must try at home.

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10. Buko Pandan

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Filled with tropical palm fruits
  • Rich and creamy
  • Crowd favorite dessert

Buko pandan is a famous Filipino dessert that everyone loves. You can make it with pandan leaves, coconut, and sago pearls. On the first try, you may think it looks like Buko salad, but not at all. They only have the same look but not the same taste. It is easy to make due to a few simple steps.

The coconut milk and pandan-flavored jelly give your mouth an immense and heavenly taste. If you are going to have a mini party at home, then make Buko pandan this time; everyone will surely love its flavors and ask about its recipe.

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11. Suman Malagkit

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Easy and simple to cook
  • Budget-friendly recipe
  • Sweet and nutty

Suman is an easy dessert to make at home. It fits perfectly well with your budget. It has sweet, nutty, rich flavors that instantly melt in your mouth. Filipinos are fond of this dessert because of its various flavors and nutty texture. You can use Suman in many sweets and serve it as a snack. Its cooking has a lot of ways; you can make them in a way you want.

It would be best to make them in banana leaves. Filipinos take pride in making this dessert this way, so it is necessary to try it at home. Its soft and chewy texture gives extra rich and creamy flavors to you. Try them at family get-togethers; you will get extra cooking points.

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12. Polvoron

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Shortbread dessert
  • Buttery and flavorful
  • Best as a thanksgiving gift

Polvoron is a shortbread dessert that has a chewy texture with powdered milk, sugar, toasted flour, and butter. Now you don’t have to go to stores to taste delicious desserts; you can make this wonderful dessert at home in no time. It is a delightful snack you can make and serve any day.

These bite-sized cookies are so addicting that no one can resist. There is no need for any topping; these cookies are so luscious, even without any topping. Polvoron is perfect to surprise your friends and family by giving as a thanksgiving gift.

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13. Egg Pie

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 55 minutes
  • Eggy and tasty
  • Rich flavors of butter and sugar
  • It looks like a cake

Egg pie looks like egg custard and is so famous that you will see it in every local bakery store. It is simple and easy to cook with just of few ingredients like egg, butter, sugar, and flour. You can add more flavors or top it with vanilla cream. It is a perfect cakey and flaky dessert that is a succulent treat for all egg-flavored dessert lovers.

Each bite of egg pie is full of rich and intense flavors. After trying it once, you will admit that this is one of the best bacon egg pie desserts you have ever had. This time, you can surprise your kids by making it breakfast.

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14. Ube Jam

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Colorful and yummy
  • Common to make in Philippine
  • Creamy and cheesy

Ube jam is a creamy and cheesy jam that people love to eat for breakfast. The purple color is so captivating that it catches everyone’s eye instantly. It is a classic, traditional, and delicacy jam of Filipino people. It is mildly nutty and thick, making everyone love it with every bite.

You can spread it over toast or cake or add it to ice cream. Its cheesy topping makes it more cheesy and intense that everyone on your table will eat it until the last bite. It is one of the best and most scrummy breakfasts of all time.

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15. Palitaw

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Rich and efficient with flavors
  • Perfect sweet dessert
  • Everyone’s favorite

Palitaw is a sweet rice that is a common dessert in the Philippines. Most people love to eat and serve it as a dessert or snack. You can make it with grated coconut, rice flour, sugar, and sesame seeds, the best combination of flavors. Palitaw is so soft, chewy, and tender because of its unique ingredients. It is a gluten-free dessert, so don’t worry about the diet; you can make it even if you are on a diet. It is best to serve after a meal as dessert or snack. You can also make it any time in your holidays.

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16. Lengua de Gato

Filipino Lengua de Gato

What’s Special

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Thin, crispy, and sweet butter cookies
  • Make a large batch for frequent snacking

Butter cookies are a favorite worldwide, so this Christmas Eve, try baking these Filipino-style butter cookies. They are baked in a narrow, oval shape and this from where they get their name. Try it to believe it.

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17. Mais con Yelo

Mais con Yelo

What’s Special

  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • An egg-free Filipino dessert
  • A sweet, corn-filled milky drink

A dessert that you can both eat and drink, Mais con Yelo is made out of 3 basic ingredients. Make it nwith fresh corn to get the ultimate taste, but canned corns also do fine. You can use a spoon to munch on the corn kernels, but we have seen people gulping the thing down as a drink.

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18. Minatamis na Saging

Minatamis na Saging

What’s Special

  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Made up of Philipino Plantains
  • Can be served either hot or cold

Plantains are short bananas that specifically grow in the Philippines. They have a subtly sweet flavor, so make sure to make the caramel syrup out of brown sugar to make it more flavorful. The good thing about this dessert is that you can serve it either hot or cold, as per the family’s liking.

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19. Mamon: Filipino Sponge Cake

Mamon - Filipino Sponge Cake

What’s Special

  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Light and fluffy sponge cake
  • Topped with creamy cheese

If you are a fan of Japanese-style cheesecakes, then I must say this Filipino Sponge cake will be your new food crush! The texture is so soft and spongy and the crisp cheesy top is what makes me fall in love with it. Although it has no frosting, let us enjoy the creamy buttery flavor.

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19 Authentic Filipino Desserts For Every Ocassion

Adalynn Ward
Filipino desserts are famous because of their unique and tangy flavors. In the Philippines, peoples are fond of eating delicious food. So, if you love Filipino food, here we have 15 best traditional Filipino desserts you can’t resist. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 3 persons


  • Halo Halo
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Taho: Filipino Sweet Tofu
  • Cassava Cake
  • Bibingka
  • Turon: Banana Lumpia
  • Leche Flan
  • Filipino Sticky Rice Cake
  • Silvana
  • Buko Pandan
  • Suman Malagkit
  • Polvoron
  • Egg Pie
  • Ube Jam
  • Mamon: Filipino Sponge Cake
  • Minatamis na Saging
  • Mais con Yelo

How to Make?

  • Select one dessert from these Filipino delicious desserts and open it on a new tab.
  • Note down all the ingredients of the dessert.
  • Make sure to use fresh ingredients.
  • Follow the instructions to make a dessert.
  • I hope you have made the dessert that you want. Don't forget to give us your feedback.


Serving: 100gCalories: 245kcal
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!