Inutak Recipe

December 12, 2014
(Last Updated On: May 18, 2015)

How to make Inutak

Inutak Recipe, we first saw this Filipino Kakanin dish while watching Saksi, a TV news program in the Philippines. We were curious because the host and those interviewed describe this dish as one of the best Filipino Dessert. We did some research and many are blogging about the premium version of this dish that came from Taguig, we also learned that Inutak is made from Sticky rice or “Galapong” with sugar, coconut milk and coconut cream then baked with charcoal fire just like the famous Bibingka.

I love Filipino desserts, especially those that are made from “Rice flour” like Kutsinta, Puto, Bibingka, Sapin sapin, Palitaw, Puto Bumbong, Butsi, Espasol and Ginataang Bilo Bilo. Some say it was named “Inutak because of its gooey, brain like consistency and the charred coconut cream topping looks like a charred brain. Many are also suggesting that you topped Inutak Recipe with Vanilla ice cream or Ube ice cream for a more heavenly taste.

We hope you will also love our version of Inutak Recipe, let me know if it needs some improvement by leaving a feedback below.

inutak recipe with ube ice cream

Inutak Recipe with Ube Ice Cream

Inutak Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Glutinous Rice flour
  • 3 cups Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Kakang Gata(1st squeeze) or Coconut Cream
  • 1 pc 9×7-inch Aluminum Foil Pan
  • Oil for brushing
  • Vanilla or Ube flavored Ice Cream, (optional)

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Inutak Instructions:

  • Prepare the aluminum foil pan by lightly brushing it with oil then set aside.
  • We used a (9×7)half pan size, you can also use a round pan, and the Llanera as well.
  • In a large saucepan, add the glutinous or sticky rice flour and sugar then mix well.
  • Add the Gata (coconut milk), beaten egg and mix thoroughly until the sugar and flour is dissolved.
  • In a low heat, bring the mixture to simmer while stirring continuously until it thickens,  looks shiny and smooth.
  • Remove from fire and immediately transfer the prepared Aluminum pan, then distribute evenly using a spatula.
  • Pour the coconut cream “Kakang Gata” on top of Inutak mixture, make sure to fully cover it.
  • Bake or broil the Inutak mixture at 400F if using an oven (you can also use a torch if you have one).
  • Bake it until the top forms a dark brown spot, at this point  you’ll see why it is called Inutak because as it boils it really looks like a swollen brain.
  • Keep an eye on this thing while you’re broiling it. I think there’s no precise time for this, when see it a little bit charred, then you can turn off the oven.
  • Allow to cool Inutak then and serve it with a scoop of vanilla or ube ice cream on top.
  • You can refrigerate the leftover Inutak and reheat in a toaster for about 6 minutes.

Watch How to cook Inutak Dessert :

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Inutak Recipe is a delicious Filipino dessert made from Sticky rice of “Galapong” with sugar, coconut milk and coconut cream.

inutak recipe



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    May 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    By the way, I love inutak!!!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Jeni Hann
    March 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Looks great!! Especially with the ice cream!

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    October 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Is this possible to use oven? Or steem po?

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    Shelley Zurek
    August 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    This is such a different recipe. I love that there is a different twist on ice cream in other cultures

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    August 6, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Dishes made with coconut cream are so yummy. There is that distinctive flavor that is so rich but without that much bad cholesterol. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 5, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    It looks very interesting, especially with the purple, but not sure I want to eat a dessert that looks like a brain. Ha!

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    August 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    A must try! Love this recipe. Yummy!

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    Liz Mays
    August 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Now this would be a lot of fun to try. My daughter and I could make it!

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    Dhemz Apdian - Dias
    August 5, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    what a nice treat! This is something that I would love to try making at home.

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    August 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll have to try this – I can’t eat wheat or gluten, so the rice flour is a great gluten-free option for me. Looks interesting.

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    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    August 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    What a fun recipe. It sounds and look very declicious! I have it bookmarked!

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    tiaras & tantrums
    August 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    oh this would be perfect for me, I think, I have a dairy issue and I could probably get this without issues!

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    August 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Susan Quackenbush

    August 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

    This recipe looks amazing. I am sharing it with my friends.

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    August 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Like rice puddings so this will work for me especially with ice cream. great graphic

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    August 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    We definitely don’t have desserts like that here in the US. I would love to try this, it sure looks awesome.

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    lovely joy merced

    April 17, 2015 at 2:18 am

    inutak super yummy! thanks again for the generous yummy recipe posts!

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    March 23, 2015 at 1:58 am

    A rice recipe w/ ice cream is new to me.

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    Lisa Brown

    March 21, 2015 at 5:46 am

    love the color of the ube.

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    Teresa Organ

    March 16, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    This looks really good!!

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    Michele Ash
    March 12, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for the Terrific Recipe on How to make Inutak! This sounds terrific! It reminds me of Rice Pudding! It definitely deserves Vanilla Ice Cream!! The recipe is easy to follow and you explained everything so terrific! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with all of us! It looks and sounds delicious! I truly appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

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    ellen beck

    March 8, 2015 at 3:28 am

    All of the purple colors fascinates me. It looks fun and I would love to give this a try.

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    Joseph Stowell

    March 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    The Inutak looks good, but the Ube Ice Cream looks very interesting.

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    February 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    This sounds delicious and the instructions are so easy to follow

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