Coco Jam

Indulge in the exotic sweetness of Coco Jam, a luscious coconut spread perfect for bread, desserts, and more. Experience the taste of Southeast Asia! Dive into the luscious sweetness of #CocoJam 🥥✨ A taste of tradition, a touch of nostalgia, and a spoonful of pure delight! How do you enjoy yours?

Nestled within the heart of Filipino culinary heritage lies a treasure known as Coco Jam, or as we fondly call it, Minatamis na Bao. This delightful creation embodies the essence of simplicity, crafted with just a handful of humble ingredients yet capable of igniting a symphony of flavors on the palate.

Across Southeast Asia where coconut trees are abundant, variations of this delectable spread can be found, each with its own unique twist. In Malaysia and Singapore, it’s known as Kaya, while in Thailand, it goes by the name Sangkhaya. Despite the nuances in name and preparation, the essence remains the same: a luscious concoction of coconut milk and sugar, simmered to perfection.

The allure of Coco Jam lies not only in its rich coconut flavor but also in its versatility. Whether slathered on warm pandesal, drizzled over freshly cooked rice cakes, or savored straight from the spoon, it never fails to captivate the senses.

As a spread, it transforms ordinary bread into a culinary delight, infusing each bite with a hint of tropical sweetness. As a dessert, it stands alone as a testament to simplicity, offering a moment of indulgence in every spoonful.

In a world filled with complexity, Coco Jam serves as a reminder of the beauty found in simplicity. It’s a humble offering that speaks volumes about the rich tapestry of Filipino cuisine, blending tradition with innovation in every jar.

As I savor each spoonful of this beloved treat, I’m reminded of the countless memories it has witnessed: family gatherings, festive celebrations, and quiet moments of reflection. In its simplicity, Coco Jam embodies the spirit of Filipino hospitality, inviting all who taste it to partake in a journey of flavor and tradition.

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Coco Jam

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Indulge in the exotic sweetness of Coco Jam, a luscious coconut spread perfect for bread, desserts, and more. Experience the taste of Philippines!




  1. In a saucepan, combine the palm sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves.
  2. Over low heat, gently melt the palm sugar, stirring occasionally to ensure even melting. Once the palm sugar has completely melted, increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring continuously.
  3. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue stirring constantly as the mixture simmers, allowing it to thicken gradually.
  4. Keep simmering and stirring until the sauce achieves a thick consistency similar to maple syrup. It will continue to thicken as it cools, so don’t worry if it seems slightly runny at this stage.
  5. Once the desired thickness is reached, remove the saucepan from the heat and discard the pandan leaves.
  6. Transfer the Coco Jam to a clean, covered glass container and allow it to cool completely. Store the cooled Coco Jam in the refrigerator for future use.


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  1. Georgie says:

    i love coconut – i will try the jam. do you like honey?

  2. Judy says:

    The great thing about palm sugar is its lower glycemic index and versatility. I have begun using it in as much of my baking as possible, though not in cookies yet. The consistency looks like it could be used as a simple finishing “sauce” for any number of things to add a little sweetness. Nice!

  3. Oh man, I’d have to go to a specialty store- but this looks incredible! Great photo too!

  4. Love this on my toasted wheat bread!! 😀

  5. samology says:

    home-made kaya tastes the best!!! <3 your blog

  6. Jaen says:

    a home made coco jam is delicious as spread on breads ..

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