Meals together bring the family closer. Agreed? And what better way to make your bonding time sweeter but with homemade dessert! You can absolutely have a satisfying sweet treat with just a handful of ingredients. These recipes prove so:
1. Japanese Cheesecake
Yes, you can bake a cake with just a few ingredients! In fact, with Japanese cheesecake you only need three -- plus two if you want toppings. Allot a weekend afternoon and you’ll have something to pair with green tea for merienda.
Makes 1 8-inch round cake
10 ounces good quality white chocolate, chopped 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 large eggs, separated
Add a twist to this classic Pinoy favorite by browning your butter. It adds a toasty and nutty flavor that’s easy to love, says Yummy.ph. Make them with the kids too! Experiment with different molds and see what shapes you can make out of polvoron. Makes 24 pieces
3/4 cup caster sugar 1 1/4 cups powdered milk 1 3/4 cups cake flour 1/4 cup almond or hazelnut powder 3/4 cup unsalted butter
You can impress the guests with a dessert that needs just two ingredients, water and chocolate -- three if you want fruits on top. They’ll never know! This chocolate mousse recipe is also perfect for parties. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, try experimenting with different kinds of chocolate or substituting water with fruit juice or coffee.
Makes 2 servings
100 grams 65% dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Good for both handaans or just Sunday family dessert, this Pinoy dessert is easy to make and absolutely satisfying on a hot day. Get the kids involved and make it more fun by cutting out your gelatin into different shapes.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
1 pack buko-pandan gelatin (90 grams) 1 pack all-purpose cream 1 can condensed milk (390-grams) 4 to 6 pieces buko meat, grated into strips 1 can whole corn kernels
Don’t have an oven? No problem! You can still make a scrumptious no-bake cake. This blueberry ref cake just needs four ingredients: frozen blueberries, yogurt, graham crackers and whipped topping. Easy, right?
Makes 4 servings
1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup low-fat yogurt, thawed, (plain or blueberry flavored) 1 cup non-dairy, low-fat whipped topping (try the dairy aisle at the supermarket) 60 grams (about 15 squares) graham crackers
Remember how you used to love mais con yelo as a child during hot summer months? Introduce the cold treat to your little ones but made more fun! These creamy grab-and-go ice pops are a guaranteed hit. Try saba con yielo pops as well by substituting the corn with sliced bananas.
Makes 8 popsicles
1 cup canned cream-style sweet corn 3/4 cup all-purpose cream 1/2 cup condensed milk 3 tablespoon pinipig (pounded glutinous rice), toasted
We confess. Technically you need six ingredients to make this dessert but it’s too good to pass up! Besides, you can skip the sugar if you feel your mangoes are sweet enough -- and sweet mangoes are essential to this recipe. Serve chilled.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
4 pieces ripe mangoes, cubed 1 cup mango juice 1/4 cup coconut milk 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup small tapioca pearls (sago), cooked 1/4 cup milk