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Ginataang Bilo Bilo Recipe

Ginataang Bilo Bilo Recipe

Root crops cooked in coconut milk. Can be served warm or chilled.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup dried tapioca pearls soak in water for at least 4 hours
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 pcs ripe plantains sliced
  • 1 pc large sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup jack fruit sliced


How to make bilo bilo

  • Slowly mix the 1 cup of water into the flour and form them into small dough balls. Add more water if needed.
  • In batches, cook rice balls in boiling water for about 6-8 minutes or until they float to the top.
  • Set rice balls aside.

To Cook the Tapioca

  • Strain the tapioca
  • Drop them into the same pot where you cooked the rice balls and let it boil
  • Simmer over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes until they are soft and translucent, strain then set aside

To make the Ginataang Bilo Bilo

  • Mix 3 cups of coconut milk and 1 cup water in a large saucepan/pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add sweet potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes under low heat.
  • Add tapioca, brown sugar and rice balls into the pot, simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add plantains and sliced jack fruit, let it cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add remaining coconut milk, bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  • Serve warm or chilled
Keyword Dessert, Ginataang Bilo Bilo