Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo


Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo is a Filipino dessert made with glutinous rice flour and coconut milk. It is cooked with tapioca (sago) pearls, jackfruit, sweet potatoes and cooking banana saba. With this recipe, cassava was added for extra flavor. Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo is also known as Ginataang Halo-Halo.

There are many versions on how to make Ginataang Bilo-Bilo and I must say, this one is extra delicious. Easy to make using simple ingredients. This Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo sweet treat is typically served as an afternoon snack and can be enjoyed hot or cold. A great comfort food especially in rainy days. Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo is a popular Filipino sweet dessert or snack that I enjoyed growing up in the Philippines. 


Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo is a popular snack in the Philippines and for Filipinos all over the world! It is a unique dessert with a distinct taste. The ingredients are pretty simple and very easy to cook. You can make it with just bilo-bilo and sago or add more fruits and root crops into it. Ginataang Ube Bilo-Bilo is a comforting Filipino snack that can also be a dessert.

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  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 large cassava, cut into cubes
  • 2 sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 6 cooking banana saba, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (canned) jackfruit, cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp ube extract
  • 2 cups cooked sago (cooked per package instruction)

Ube Bilo-Bilo Ingredients:
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ube extract
  • 1/2 cup cold water

  1. Combine all ube bilo-bilo ingredients until well distributed. Scoop around a teaspoon and form them into a ball. Set aside
  2. Using a deep pot, combine water, coconut milk and sugar. Stir well to dissolve sugar and simmer for few minutes over medium low heat. 
  3. Add cassava and let it simmer for few minutes. Add sweet potatoes and let it simmer for few minutes or until half cooked. Add banana saba and jackfruit and allow to cook for few minutes. 
  4. Add ube bilo-bilo and simmer for about 4 minutes. Bilo-bilo are done once it starts to float. Add 1/2 teaspoon ube extract or a teaspoon if you want a darker color. Stir well to combine. 
  5. Add cooked sago and stir to combine. Remove pot from heat as it will continue to thickens after removing from heat. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

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