Special Buko Ice Candy Recipe

March 18, 2015
(Last Updated On: March 27, 2015)

How to make Special Buko Ice Candy

Summer is here and many people are finding their own way to cool down their temperature. As a matter of fact, this Special Buko Ice Candy Recipe has become a hit and fantastic cooler. Not only that it is literally cool, its flavor is without a doubt delightful and tasty!

If you are into this ‘ice candy craze’, then you can get a taste of this cooler in sari-sari stores, street corners and eateries. Each store has their own and unique variation of Buko Ice Candy. Some are mixed with sago while other is gulaman. But no matter what the add-on is, this summer cooler really rocks!

This Special Buko Ice Candy Recipe has a full cream evap milk to give it a creamy taste and vanilla extract that gives a smooth and almost savory flavor.

special buko ice candy recipe

Special Buko Ice Candy Ingredients:


  • 1 piece young coconut, scraped into strings
  • 2 cups coconut water  (buko juice)
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups evaporated or fresh milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)

Materials you need:

Special Buko Ice Candy Instructions:

  • In a saucepan, combine cornstarch into coconut water and stir until dissolved.
  • Heat the mixture on medium heat until it starts to boil and turn to low and simmer for about 3-5 minutes just until it thickens like syrup. (Adding cornstarch is a method to make the ice becomes smooth and soft).

buko ice candy process

  • Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and stir until fully dissolves.
  • Let it cool down a little bit before adding the remaining ingredients.
  • Add in sweetened condensed milk, fresh milk and vanilla extract if desired.
  • Stir thoroughly until well blended and add coconut strings and mix well.
  • Test the taste of your mixture and add sugar if needed.
  • Use a funnel and ladle and pour the mixture into each Ice candy wrapper about 5 inches high.
  • If you don’t have a funnel you can use a pitcher. T
  • Tie the top tightly and trim the plastic if desired.
  • Arrange Ice Candy in the freezer and freeze until frozen.
  • Serve Special Buko Ice Candy anytime and enjoy!

special buko ice candy recipe

This Special Buko Ice Candy Recipe has a creamy taste, with a smooth and almost savory flavor.

special buko ice candy recipe

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    Marie Adecon

    July 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Thank u so much for sharing your Buko ice candy, it’s so delicious…. I made it here in KUWAIT…. Summer here and too hot, eating ice candy made us feel fresh and cool❤️ Thanks again👼

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    April 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

    can i add all purpose cream? reply pls. i wanna do this recipe. Thanks a lot!

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    March 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    You can buy this in small sarisari store in the Philippines. Very affordable but taste good and you can make this in different flavors, that’s why children love this.

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    Elizabeth Ray

    March 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    It’s been over 30 years since I’ve been to the Philipines, but this recipe seems to “pick” at a memory of a flavor of something that I ate there (not knowing what it was, but enjoying it nonetheless.!)

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    Jaclyn Anne

    March 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Looks so yummy!! Thank you for the recipe!

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    Sarah L

    March 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Spring today, Summer soon. Will be good then.

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    laura rubenstein

    March 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve never heard of this before. Sounds and looks really good!

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    Emilie Udasco

    March 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Just perfect for this summer. Will try this ar home and will try to sell it too.. 😉

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    March 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I’m looking forward to sharing this recipe with my family.

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    Coline T.
    March 21, 2015 at 7:05 am

    They look so yummy! The kids will love it ^.^

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    Spectre phang

    March 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    it sound easy to make

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    steve weber

    March 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

    super cool.. never heard of this before!

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    Aldrin Montierro

    March 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Another great recipe for this summer. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Marcos Batac

    March 19, 2015 at 4:27 am

    good for very hot this summer thanks for sharing

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    Mindy Bel

    March 19, 2015 at 1:03 am

    I’ve never tried this candy or even heard of it! 🙂 Thanks for the great and detailed recepie, definitely on my To-cook list!

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    Kamla L.

    March 18, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Sounds refreshing and easy to make. I’ll have to give it a try this summer.

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    Teresa Organ

    March 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Sounds good!! 🙂

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    Joseph Stowell

    March 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I like coconut and this looks like a nice dessert to make that will satisfy my coconut craving and give me a cool and refreshing treat. Thanks.

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    March 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    This looks like an interesting recipe! Would love to try out.

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    Betsy Barnes

    March 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    What a very interesting recipe, never heard of ice candy. It sounds fun to try 🙂

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    ellen beck

    March 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I like how these are packaged, I wonder where to get the wrappings? I bet they are delicious!

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    Morgana DeLarge

    March 18, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Bailey Dexter

    March 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Wow, I never heard of this type of candy! I will be making tonight! Gluten free & sounds perfect! THANKS!

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    Mai T.

    March 18, 2015 at 3:36 am

    This is a very strange recipe! I’ve never known there’s such a thing as ice candy! Would love to taste it.

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