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Buko Pandan 1

Buko Pandan

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Buko Pandan is a type of dessert salad made out of young coconut strips, pandan jelly and sometimes sago pearl and nata de coco on a cream and condensed milk dressing. This desert from the Bohol province is considered one of the most popular Filipino dessert. In most Filipino gatherings or party this is usually a main stay as it is inexpensive and really easy to make.



Buko Pandan

  • Pandan Gulaman (recipe below)
  • 2 cups young coconut, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked sago pearls
  • 350 g green nata de coco
  • 125 ml fresh cream, chilled
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 drops pandan extract

Pandan Gulaman


  1. Crumb gulaman bars and place them in a pot together with coconut juice, let it soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Place pot in stove top and bring it to a boil, once boiling lower heat to medium and add sugar, continuously stir until the gulaman and sugar melts. Continue to cook for 10 more minutes in low heat.
  3. Turn heat off then add pandan extract. Using a fine mesh sieve strain gulaman into a flat rectangular non-stick container, let it cool down and set in the refrigerator.
  4. Once gulaman is hard and set, cut into small cubes then set it aside.
  5. Combine cubed gulaman, young coconut, sago pearls and nata de coco in a large bowl.
  6. In a mixing bowl whip fresh cream until thick then add then condensed milk and pandan extract, mix until well incorporated.
  7. Pour cream mixture into the coconut and gulaman, fold to distribute cream evenly. Chill before serving.