Nilupak with Pili (Cassava with Pili Nuts) Recipe

This Filipino snack or dessert is made with grated cassava and coconut milk.

Typically enjoyed as an afternoon snack or a dessert, nilupak follows the same procedure for making ube halaya, but it uses cassava instead. This Filipino dessert is made with grated cassava and coconut milk. Make it extra special with buttery pili nuts!

Nilupak with Pili (Cassava with Pili Nuts) Recipe

Isi Laureano
This Filipino snack or dessert is made with grated cassava and coconut milk.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 to 5

Ingredients
  

Nilupak with Pili (Cassava with Pili Nuts) Ingredients

  • 450 Grams cassava freshly grated
  • 1 Cup Fresh Coconut (buko) squeezed slightly to extract coconut milk, plus extra grated coconut to serve
  • 1 14-ounce can condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter plus extra to serve
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup pili nuts chopped coarsely, with some left whole for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine cassava, grated coconut and coconut milk, condensed milk, butter, and salt in a bowl.
  • Transfer mixture to a pot over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until soft and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in chopped pili nuts.
  • Divide whole pili nuts among 4 to 5 round molds or bowls. Portion cassava mixture among molds or bowls. Chill until ready to serve. Unmold and top with grated coconut and butter right before serving.
Keyword cassava, pili nut
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