Top 10 Pinoy Desserts for Summer

And speaking of hot weather coming, people would be starting digging in into Summer desserts and cold beverages as a way of cooling off. And that includes me. Whenever the hot days are around, you can expect me in the kitchen and thinking what ice-made dessert I could make according to what is available in the kitchen.

On a tropical country searing with heat especially on the summer period, Filipinos often enjoy “cooling” out. Need a super easy, simple and incredibly delicious summer dessert? Here you go, easy peasy!


Homemade-Milo-Ice-Cream10. Homemade Milo Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day? For a cool and creamy treat, this homemade Milo ice cream is always a summer cooler winner. Give everybody something to scream about with this healthy and yummy Milo ice cream flavor you can make at home.
Homemade Milo Ice Cream


Almond Jelly with Lychees9. Almond Jelly with Lychees

Although this dish is not a traditional Filipino food, it is now popular in many Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. Making Almond Jelly with Lychee is very easy, it just involved mixing the ingredients together and tuck in the refrigerator to chill before serving. There is no hard rule on the quantities of the ingredient, use any quantity as per preference. Here is the recipe of our version of Almond Jelly with Lychee.
Almond Jelly with Lychees


Saging na Saba con yelo8. Saging na Saba con yelo

Saba is a variety of banana common in the Philippines and is very popularly used in snacks like ginataang bilo-bilo, turon, banana que, and halo-halo and in dishes like the Pochero. This iced dessert is called many things—bananas with ice, minatamis na saging, or saging con hielo—and it’s always a quick choice for folks who like the comforting cold treat.
Saging na Saba con yelo


Frozen Fruit Salad7. Frozen Fruit Salad

Cool, refreshing, and delicious! This frozen fruit salad recipe is about trying out newer and fancier ways of savoring the fresh fruits and beating the hot summer heat. As name suggests, it involves freezing the fresh cut fruits into mix fresh fruit juice and serving it frozen. This best looking dessert has colorful and tempting appeal and can be enjoyed on the beach under the sun.
Frozen Fruit Salad

Fiesta Cookies and Ice Cream6. Fiesta Cookies and Ice Cream

Cool off the kids and kids-at-heart with homemade cookies and ice cream sandwiches that can be ready and waiting in the freezer. Go ahead, celebrate summer the right way — with our Fiesta cookies and ice cream recipe, of course! Whether your favorite ice cream is nestled in between cookies and/or with fruits, this recipe is sure to put you in a good mood.
Fiesta Cookies and Ice Cream


Buko Pandan5. Buko Pandan

A variation of the classic creamy dessert fruit salad, with a refreshing and mouth watering taste of pandan. ABuko pandan is so simple Pinoy dessert that you can make it at home, where you can boil gelatin with pandan leaves. Check out our easy step recipe on how to make Buko Pandan.
Buko Pandan


Mango Ice Drop4. Mango Ice Drop

There is something quite special about the flavor of mango ice drop – it’s tropical, fruity and creamy all at once, perfect dessert for summer and hard to resist. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own at home. So when you’ve got quite a few mangoes and you’re not sure how to get through them all––turn them into this fabulous tasting, melt-in-your-mouth ice cream! Check out this Mango ice drop recipe.
Mango Ice Drop


Fruits and Ice Scramble3. Fruits and Ice Scramble

What do you get when you mix shaved ice, milk, sugar, chocolate syrup, gelatin squares and food coloring? A summer cooler off-the-street smoothie, ice scramble is a cheaper version of the milkshake. You can put more toppings like marshmallows, chocolate chips and even fruits on it.

You can create your own Fruits and Ice scramble recipe on these easy steps here.
Fruits and Ice Scramble


Gelato Blast2. Gelato Blast

Gelato is that dense, super-rich, intensely-flavored Italian version of ice cream. There’s really nothing else quite like it. Thankfully, we don’t have to travel all the way to Italy every time we crave a scoop. We shared a few tips on how to make gelato successfully at home.
Gelato Blast


Halo-Halo1. Halo-halo

Halo-halo got its name from the word local word halo, which means “mix.” The classic and timeless Pinoy iced treat, the halo-halo is all about the ingredients. Imagine chunks of beans and fruits, nata de coco, gelatin, and rice crispies [pinipig] mixed in with shaved ice and milk, often topped with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth leche flan, ube halaya and/or ice cream all in one bowl. When it comes to halo-halo toppings, some believe that “more is better,” while others like the simplicity of some versions with fewer ingredients thrown in. Whichever version it comes in, the Time Magazine-famous treat is always on any Pinoy’s summer cooler list.

Check out our Halo-halo recipe.

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