Nilupak Recipe

April 8, 2011
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

Learn how to cook Nilupak na Kamoteng Kahoy

Nilupak is a very popular merienda recipe for Filipinos. Nilupak Recipe is made of mashed kamoteng kahoy (yucca root or cassava), you can also use kamote (sweet potato) or saging na saba with sugar or milk to taste.

Nilupak dessert is laden with butter or margarine and normally wrapped in banana leaf for packaging.  The word “Nilupak” is actually meant “mash”, so this Pinoy Dessert’s name derived from its own method of preparing it.

nilupak recipe

Nilupak Ingredients and Cooking Procedure:

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Nilupak Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 3 kg. kamoteng kahoy or cassava or yucca root cubed
  • 2 cans of condensed milk
  • 200 g grated coconut
  • 4 tbsp. butter melted
  • banana leaves wilted and cut into circles


  • Peel and cut cassava into cubes, boil them until they become soft (not soggy).
  • Mash it manually (or you can use blender).
  • After mashing, transfer it in a deep pan.
  • Add milk, grated coconut and butter into mixture.
  • Mixed manually (in low heat), until well blended.
  • Arrange on a platter (or in a banana leaf) and cut into desired shapes. Enjoy!


nilupak recipe

Try this Nilupak Recipe, very easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious Filipino Dessert.

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    October 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

    My favorite merienda and lunch rolled into one when I was in Abad Santos High School in early 1980’s…. yes… brings back good memories when I survived my lunch break with Nilupak.

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    Maria Carla Perez

    September 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

    my favorite meryenda during elementary days, i even tried to make this for our project in home economics subject! and by looking at those photos, it brings back memories! thanks for the recipe!

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    sherry ann gole cruz

    September 9, 2014 at 7:26 am

    this is a one yummy snack!

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    December 25, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Msarap mga recipi i read.kindlly send me some.thanks

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