Saba con Yelo

I know in the Northern Hemisphere its getting warmer and on my end, its getting colder so it’s a perfect time for you guys in the Philippines or even the States to enjoy a dessert drink like our post today. Saba con Yelo or what other call Saging con Hielo is a simple dessert of sweetened banana in brown sugar syrup served on a bed of crushed ice with milk. It’s a popular dessert drink in the Philippines usually found on carinderias that sell iced drinks, like Halo Halo, Mais con Yelo and Sago Gulaman.

It’s quite an easy dessert to prepare, even those who is starting to learn how to cook can’t mess this up. I guess the only hard thing on this recipe is finding the saba bananas, in the Philippines it’s not an issue but overseas like New Zealand fresh ones come seldom so sometimes we just use the frozen ones. Give it a try, I bet you will like it, and if you do let us know.

Saba con Yelo
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Serves: 6
  1. Pour a tablespoon of sugar in a saucepan, turn on heat and cook until sugar melts and partly burns (the slightly burnt taste gives an extra flavour but do not burn it too much, it will taste bad).
  2. Pour the water then let it boil. Once boiling add the remaining sugar and salt, let the sugar dissolve in medium heat then simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the bananas then cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until saba is tender but still firm.
  4. Remove from heat, let it cool overnight
  5. Prepare a deep bowl or a large glass, fill it up with ice then top it with sweetened bananas, its syrup and drizzle some evaporated milk. Serve.



1 Response

  1. Yum, just my kind of dessert- simple but delicious. Oops, for me, I would eat it all the time- not just for dessert!

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