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3 small cups of buko pandan on a wooden table
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Buko Pandan

Buko Pandan is a traditional Filipino dessert mainly made of coconut strings, tapioca pearls, pandan extract, evaporated milk, agar-agar and condensed milk. It is super easy to make, delicious and refreshing to eat during a warm day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Lainey


  • 1 packet of Agar-Agar
  • 2 bags shredded young coconut
  • cups mini green tapioca pearls
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon pandan
  • 1 can nestle cream optional


  • Follow the ingredients to make Agar-Agar.
  • To make the tapioca pearls, boil 2 cups water and when the water is boiling, add tapioca pearls and boil for 15 minutes, making sure to keep stirring or the tapioca pearls will stick together. Once tapioca pearls are soft, strain with a mesh strainer and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add tapioca pearls, shredded young coconut, condensed milk, evaporated milk, nestle cream, pandan and mix until well combined.
  • Allow the buko pandan to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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