Filipino Refreshing Drinks and Dessert to Beat the Heat

It is now the month of May and it’s so hot in the Philippines. Heat is one of the biggest complains foreigner have when visiting the Philippines. But we’re not going to talk about the climate; we are going to talk about refreshing treats to beat the heat in the Philippines. Sounds cool right?


So here are some drinks and dessert that would surely quench your thirst:


1. Saging Con Hielo and Mais Con Hielo

These two refreshingly cool desserts are pretty much made up with the same ingredients; evaporated milk, ice shavings, and sugar, the only difference is that Saging Con Hielo has bite-size sliced bananas while Mais Con Hielo has corn kernels.


2. Halo-halo

Halo-halo is an all-time Filipino favorite and is popular around the world. A refreshing drink that is very suitable during hot days. A lot of people crave for it even during chilly weather and is considered as a comfort food.


3. Buko Pandan

Buko Pandan is a true summer dessert-snack that would tease your taste buds and would make you ask for more. It is basically a sweet and refreshing salad made from strips of meat from green and young coconuts, pandan leaves – a flavoring common in the southern part of Asia, tapioca pearls, cream, milk, and flavored gelatin.


4. Buko Juice

The Buko Juice is one of the most popular refreshing drinks in the country. It is basically the juice inside the green young coconut. You can find one from beaches to the streets. Try venturing into a busy street and you will find a vendor selling a cup or two of this.