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Buko Pandan Gelatin

Buko Pandan Gelatin is a tasty, tun treat loaded with coconut and pandan flavor. Easy to make, it turns into two layers on its own!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 398kcal


  • 1 package (0.70 ounces) agar-agar bars
  • 4 cups coconut juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 drops buko pandan flavor extract
  • 1 cup young coconut, shredded



    • Tear agar bars into small pieces.
    • In a large pot. combine agar and coconut juice and soak for about 30 minutes or until softened.
    • Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring regularly, until agar-agar melts. 
    • Add sugar and continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 to 15 minutes. 
    • Add coconut milk, shredded young coconut, and pandan extract. Stir until color is well distributed.
    • Bring to a simmer (DO NOT BOIL) and continue to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until heated through.
    • Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a lightly greased 8-cup gelatin mold. Cool until gelatin begins to set.
    •  Cover with film and refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hours or until completely set.
    • To serve, carefully invert onto a serving plate and cut into serving portions.



    Once the coconut milk is added, cook in a simmer and do not boil the mixture to keep from curdling or separating.


    Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.4mg