Sago at Gulaman Drink

This sago at gulaman drink is sweet, thirst-quenching and popular during the sizzling summer months. Agar-agar or gulaman is used to make the jellies. Gelatin powder can also be used.

Ingredients :

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bar gulaman (agar-agar), flaked (or 1 tbsp. gelatin powder)
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried tapioca pearls (sago), boiled (yield 2 cups)
  • ice cubes
(Cooking Charts)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Prepare the Gulaman (Jelly): In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the gulaman (agar-agar) flakes; stir constantly over low heat until flakes are completely melted (if using gelatin powder, stir until the powder is completely dissolved). Transfer to a tray (or baking dish); set aside to cool at room temperature. When cooled, it should be firm; cut into small dice using a knife.
  2. Prepare the Sugar Syrup: In the same saucepan, bring the remaining water to a boil. Add the sugar; stir constantly over medium heat for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place cooked tapioca pearls and jelly in glasses. Pour the syrup into the glasses; top with ice cubes as desired. Alternatively, place them to a punch bowl with lots of ice cubes on top.
  4. Serves 4 to 6.

Check Out More

Filipino Desserts

Have You Tried These Other Pinoy Desserts Recipe ?


Ingredients : 1-1/4 cups water 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp. lye (lihiya) water, for cooking grated fresh coconut Cooking Procedures : Bring water and sugar to a boil. Let cool. Add to flour, stir until smooth. Add lye water (lihiya) and mix well. Boil some water in the steamer. Stir flour mixture to recombine. Fill greased small muffin pans 3/4 full with mixture. Steam for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool[...]


  Ingredients: 1 box of Graham crackers 1 box of Graham crumbs (optional) 2 small cans Nestle cream 1 can of Condensed milk 1 can of Evaporated milk 6 ripe mangoes, sliced Instructions: Prepare a rectangular glass dish with or without lid. In a bowl, whisk Nestle cream until smooth. Add the condensed and evaporated milk. Whisk until well combined. Using a ladle, place a small amount of the milk mixture into the bottom of the dish, then pla[...]

Maruya (BananaFritters)

This version of Maruya is one that I usually buy for my merienda when I was in the Philippines. I sometimes buy them in a bamboo stick or in a hand fan shape coated with sugar. But their where times that after siesta, my mom will cook us maruya in our merienda before playing outside during summer time. Ingredients : 1/2 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 3 ripe saba (banana plantain), peeled and sliced lengthwise 2[...]

Minatamis Na Saging

Ingredients : 6 medium ripe saba (or plantain bananas) 2 cups sugar 3 cups water 1/2 tsp. salt Cooking Procedures : Pour water in a saucepan.  Stir in sugar and salt to dissolve.  Heat over medium heat.  Bring syrup to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Peel bananas and cut into 1/2 inch slices.  Add to simmering syrup and continue cooking for another 10 minutes more or until saba bananas are tender and syrup[...]


Suman Moron is a smoother variety of suman. This chocolate moron that is made up of ground glutinous rice also known as “malagkit” being cooked in coconut milk. Moron can either be mixed or plain with cocoa or chocolate. Ingredients : 1/2 cup malagkit (glutinous) rice 1-1/2 cup ordinary rice 3/4 cup coconut milk 1-1/2 cup sugar 1 cup chocolate or cocoa (any brand) banana leaves, wilted over fire melted butter string Cooking Procedu[...]

Leave A Comment...