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Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 | 15 comments

Can you feel it?

It has been a hot, sunny days lately and all we need is a refreshing drink to cool us down and enjoy the sweaty day ahead. 🙂

This grass jelly coconut milk tea is the win!

grass jelly Milk Tea

My neighbor sells milk tea and it’s Php80-Php90 for every big cup.  It’s good and totally refreshing, my children are “suki” (frequent buyer) . But this fine day I would like to make them a home-made milk tea. 🙂  

grass jelly Milk Tea

 I used Jolly’s Grass Jelly.

The grass jelly has a pleasant, lightly herbal flavor that my kids love.  

Jolly Grass Jelly

Jolly Coconut Milk
And to make it more special I used Jolly’s new Coconut Milk instead of ordinary milk.

Jolly Coconut Milk

And surprise, surprise!  It tastes soooooooo good.  The natural sweetness of coconut milk tastes best together with the tea. 🙂

Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

When you put everything together: the grass jelly, tea, and coconut milk with some sugar it compliments each other and tastes really wonderful.  My children loves it and playfully slurp the jelly that gets in their big straws. 🙂

You should try it soon, to make 4 glasses I spent around Php100-120 pesos only.  🙂  

Here’s the recipe for you to try.


Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe
  1. 1 can Jolly Grass Jelly (cut into small cubes)
  2. ½ cup brewed black tea, cooled
  3. ½ cups very Jolly coconut milk cold
  4. sugar to taste
  5. ice
  1. Place about 1/4 cup of glass jelly into a glass.
  2. Stir together the cooled black tea and coconut milk. Add ice. Add sugar to suit your taste.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Enjoy your grass jelly coconut milk tea!






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Mango and Strawberry Sago Pudding

Mango and Strawberry Sago Pudding

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 | 11 comments

This Valentines Day, make something special for your loved ones. 🙂

Try my easy fruits and sago pudding recipe.


Since strawberry is in season you can find them in leading grocery stores like SM Hypermarket, Landmark, Rustans and SnR.  


In this recipe you can use any fruits you prefer. I’m thinking melon, kiwi and caramelize bananas will do too, so do not limit yourselves with just this two fruits.


I’m a fan of “gata” or coconut milk and I’ve tried mostly all coconut milk in cans sold at supermarkets but none of them have become my favorite, I always ended up buying a freshly squeezed coconut milk in our local wet market.

Since Jolly came out with their coconut milk I just thought I should give it try.  Jolly’s coconut milk has a freshness and natural sweetness very near to what I can buy at our local wet market.  



Here’s the complete recipe.

Fruit and Sago Pudding
  1. 2 pieces whole ripe mangoes
  2. 8-10 pieces of strawberries
  3. 1 can Jolly Coconut milk, 400ml
  4. 2 tbsp sugar
  5. 1 cup tapioca pearls (cooked)
  6. 2 tsp gelatin
  1. 1. Dissolve the gelatin in 1/4 cup hot water.
  2. 2. Boil tapioca and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and gelatin.
  3. 3. Simmer gently until thickened, 3- 5 minutes , then remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before stirring in the vanilla extract. Serve either warm or chilled. Topped with mango or strawberry. 🙂
  4. Enjoy!




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Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 | 3 comments

Tomorrow is the big V day, are you going to brave the crowd and the traffic jam to get to the best restaurants in the Metro or you will celebrate it with some special home-cooked meals?

If the latter, here’s some of my best dessert ideas that can help you plan for tomorrow.

Strawberry Parfait

Surprise your Valentine with this beauty.  


Usually, a parfait is served in a tall glass but you can use any glass you have to make this one.  It’s a dessert consisting of layers of whipped cream, fruit and jelly.  See the recipe here:


Cake Slices

If you do not want fancy and red dessert you can serve this simple cake slice.  It’s easy to make and looks god too. 🙂  Here’s the recipe:

Nona Foods Philippines


Mango Tart

How about something fruity?  A tart is an open pastry case containing a filling.  This one is generally lovely to look at.  It’s also kinda easy to make too.  See the link for the recipe:

mango tart recipe


Pandan Jelly with Corn Kernels

Pleasing to the eyes and the palette too.  Try this simple jelly with Corn Kernels recipe

pandan jelly with corn kernels recipe


Matcha Cookies

How about some cookies? Making matcha cookies is no different in making any ordinary cookies. Check out my step by step instructions here:

Matcha Cookies recipe


Swirled Brownies

It’s fudgy, chewy and a bit crunchy on the sides brownies, swirling with strawberry jam and marshmallow fluff.  Your taste buds will dance in a lot of different flavors in the one, here’s the recipe:

marshmallow and strawberry


Pick one or two recipes you can easily make for tomorrow’s celebration of hearts.  Enjoy!  

Happy Valentines everyone!




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