Updated: May 9
PANDAN - According to Nigella Lawson, Pandan is to overtake avocado and matcha as the HOT NEW FOOD TREND! Watch out for this South East Asian plant that adds a unique fragrance and natural colour to your dish and of course, hence we now have PANDAN LATTE blend.
We have a few yummy recipes on hand combining both the Pandan Latte blend and the Pandan Fragrant Powder. Stay tuned, in the meantime here try this famous Philippines dessert or drink called "Buko Pandan".
Buko Pandan is a traditional Filipino Dessert made with agar-agar, coconut strings, pearls, sago, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. To make it tastier, you also need to mix condensed and evaporated milk with water and sugar. Of course, you likewise have to throw some good amount of ice to make the beverage as cold as it should be. This will taste much better if it’s served cold. You may even want to chill it overnight. Finally, don’t forget the sago for added pleasure and just to make the drink visually more appealing and to give it some texture.
This refreshing drink will surely be a blockbuster when you serve it to your guests, especially during your summer gatherings on a warm day.
You would probably have seen this one everywhere if you have visited the Philippines as the ever-ubiquitous Buko Pandan Juice with Sago is a beloved beverage in the Philippines. It goes well with traditional street foods such as Fish balls, Kwek-Kwek, Squid balls, Banana Cue, Maruya, Kamote Cue, Turon, Okoy and basically everything else in between. Pinoy street food vendors often sell this on their stands along with the classic Palamig and Pineapple Juice. This is usually considered the third option but it’s definitely more flavourful if you ask us because it is almost like Cendol in Malaysia and Indonesia.
PANDAN BUKO in a Hurry
Here’s how to prepare Buko Pandan Drink:
(makes 4-6 large glasses)
# 1 cup coconut milk # 500 ml fresh coconut juice # 1 cup evaporated milk # 3/4 cup sugar # 1 tablespoon gelatin powder or gelatin # 30 grams MY BLUE TEA - Pandan Latte blend # Young coconut meat # Crushed ice
# 1-2 tsp MY BLUE TEA - Pandan Fragrant Powder (freeze dried)
# 1 cup condensed milk
# Coco DeNata jelly (optional to making your own jelly)
1. Prepare the jelly by heating water in a pot, with Pandan freeze dried powder. Pour in gelatin powder, stir, let boil once. Set aside, chill and cut into cubes.
2. In a large container or a pitcher, combine the sugar, fresh coconut juice, coconut milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk and Pandan Latte powder.
3. In a large glass, add in some crushed ice, a scoop of jelly, coconut meat and pour the liquid mixture. Drop a straw and ready to sip!
Tips on How to Make the Best Buko Pandan
* In this recipe, if you cannot find agar-agar, you can use green gelatin.
* Otherwise substitute with Coco de Nata jelly cubes for convenience. * If you just have the clear version of gelatin on hand, you can just put in 1-2 drops of Pandan Liquid Extract after you dissolve it in hot water. * If you are in the Philippines, I am sure you are so lucky to get the best of fresh buko flesh. Go ahead and use them! I am sure they taste so much better than the frozen * For a creamier Buko Pandan, you can add in your favorite all-purpose cream.
Now what else can you do with our Pandan Freeze dried powder & Pandan Latte blend?
Pandan Latte and Pandan Coconut Rice
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