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Buko Pandan Drink

Buko Pandan Drink is a sure-fire way to cool yourself this summer! With creamy coconut juice, bits of young coconut and pandan flavored gelatin. Beat the scorching summer heat with this refreshing summer cooler.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: buko, drink, gelatin, pandan, tapioca pearls
Servings: 1 liter/pitcher
Author: Bebs Lott


For Pandan Jelly

  • 1 bar gelatin agar-agar cut in small pieces
  • 1 tbsp pandan flavoring paste or liquid
  • 2 cups coconut juice
  • ½ cup sugar

For Buko Pandan Juice

  • 2 cups young coconut
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (397g) condensed milk
  • 1 can (420g) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup small tapioca pearls
  • 2 cups pandan jelly that one that you'll be making
  • ½ cup sugar


Making the Pandan Jelly

  • In a pot, combine agar agar, coconut juice,sugar, and pandan flavoring and boil until agar agar is dissolved completely.
  • Transfer in container and let it cool until it solidifies. When they are firm to touch. Slice them into small cubes and set aside.

Making the Tapioca Pearls

  • Just boil water into a deep pan and when it starts boiling rapidly, pour the tapioca pearls and continuously stir it to prevent the pearls from sticking together. After 10-15 minutes when they are cooked strain to drain water and run them in cold tap water. Transfer in a bowl and set aside.

Making the Buko Pandan Drink

  • In a large pitcher, combine water, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and sugar. Stir until well-blended. Then add the pandan jelly, young coconut, and tapioca pearls. Stir some more and let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Best served with ice! Bon Appetit!