All The Filipino Fruity Desserts To Try This Summer

These fruits are begging to be made more delicious!

Summer is the time of the year when fruits are its most abundant! Summer fruits are some of the sweetest you’ll find in the market. Don’t let the time of the year pass you by without taking advantage of these fruits. From mango to watermelons, these are the fruits that are perfect for making into dessert this summer: 

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1 Ice Candy Recipes 

Ice candy recipes can use fresh fruits for the most refreshing icy treat of the summer! What we love about ice candy is that it’s super easy to make. You don’t even need to place these in the plastic tubing unless you really want to. You can use any kind of fruit for these ice candy recipes. Mangoes, lychees, buko pandan, and even avocado can be transformed into a delicious treat. 

Got frozen fruits? Strawberries would make a fantastic flavor for these, too.    

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2 Mango Ice Cream Recipe

Three ingredients are all you need to make this dessert using the sweetest mangoes you can find. Use the carabao variety for the best fruit but you can also use any of the other varieties to make your version taste different from the usual. Add graham cracker crumbs for a unique yet trendy version. 


Change the flavor easily using avocado if you want a creamier ice cream that’s still delicious.  

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3 Banana-Mango Trifle Recipe 

There is something that’s delicious about combining the flavor of bananas and mangoes into one delicious dessert. A trifle is a layered dessert commonly using leftover dessert. This version uses cookie crumbs, cubes of cake, fruity purees, and slices of bananas to make its layers. The puree is used in two different ways: as a delicious layer as well as for the pudding part of the dessert. Topping this dessert is slices of bananas that hint at what this dessert will taste like. 

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4 Manila Mess Recipe 

Want a different kind of no-bake dessert? This version is made with meringue cookies crushed and folded into whipped cream. That alone is delicious but that’s not all. This dessert is made local by adding crushed otap and broas and instead of strawberries that is used in the original recipe, this uses fresh cubed chunks of mangos and a swirl of mango-pineapple jam.       


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5 Coco-Papaya Chia Pudding Recipe

This creamy yet refreshing dessert is a dessert that can be made overnight. The chia seeds absorb the coconut milk and with a little brown sugar to deepen the sweetness, this can be the breakfast you will want to make to avoid working the stove early in the morning.    

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6 Mango Mousse Recipe 

Mangoes and cream is a delicious combination, and there are many ways to combine the two. In this dessert, mousse is an easy recipe that delivers a creamy and sweet spoonful every time. 

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7 No-Bake Mango Cheesecake Squares Recipe 

Cheesecake can be a summer dessert! In fact, it can be a dessert that can be served at any time of the year! To make this perfect for summer, a no-bake cheesecake with its graham cracker crust is topped with a layer of fruity gelatin. This can be made with mango gelatin or strawberry gelatin for a delicious flavor choice you can make for whatever flavor you crave. 

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8 Mango-Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe 

This Instagram-worthy bowl made of a smoothie mix, seeds, nuts, and fresh chunks of your choice of fruits used to be trendy. Whether it is still popular now or not shouldn’t prevent you from making any of these gorgeous bowls for breakfast or any time of the day you feel like having a pick-me-up snack.  

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9 Fresh Fruit Halo-Halo Recipe

Halo-halo has to be the ultimate in summer desserts. However, it doesn’t always contain fruits. You can change things up with regards to the filling and use fresh fruit to add to the mixed ingredients in your glass.  

What kind of summer fruit is your favorite? Take advantage of these fruits and stay refreshed and satisfied using any of these recipes.   



Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating! 

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