Low-Fat Buko Pandan Pudding

by Pauline De Mesa
Dessert | February 22, 2019

Buko Pandan is a type of Filipino cold dessert made of coconut, sweetened cream and srewpine leaves known as “Pandan”. It is very popular in every Filipino party and salu-salo. In this recipe, enjoy a cup of buko pandan flavored pudding chilled overnight without that unwanted calories.


Recipe by Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck
Photographed by Ron Mendoza of Studio 100
Art direction by Tanya Diaz

Ingredients :

6 servings
1 L Low-fat milk
2 tbsp Buko pandan extract
1 pinch Cinnamon
0.33 Coconut sugar
1 cup Clear unflavored gulaman powder
1.5 cup Fresh buko strips

Procedure :

  • 1
    Heat the milk in a casserole. Add the buko pandan extract, cinnamon and coconut sugar and mix until well dissolved.
  • 2
    Add the gulaman powder and stir continuously with a whisk until dissolved and the mixture is thick and creamy.
  • 3
    Transfer the pudding into serving glasses uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before serving. Top with buko strips.