Christmas is a fun and long holiday celebration for the Filipinos. One of its biggest hallmarks is the nonstop parties and reunions that usually involve lots of yummy food!
You’ll most definitely find classic mainstays such as pasta, pork, and chicken served for guests to enjoy, but desserts also steal the show during the holiday season.
Since the Philippines is a tropical country, a lot of us long to have a White Christmas for a taste of winter wonderland. While the winds start to pick up with the Christmas breeze, a good idea to get people’s holiday spirit up is to serve frozen snacks that can put a smile on everyone’s faces.
If you’re looking for inspiration on what to serve, you came to the right place! Below are some favorite dessert or iced snack options that you can prepare at home for the ultimate holiday feel.
Mango Ice Box Cake
Mangoes, graham crackers, and cream are an undeniably mouth-watering combo for dessert. It’s a crowd favorite; plus, it’s super easy to prepare. If you want to make a frozen cake version of this classic snack, all you have to do is freeze it overnight. Check out this easy-to-follow Mango Ice Box Cake recipe for you to try!
Fruit Salad Ice Cream
Fruit salads are usually prepared in tubs and served in cups, which should come as no surprise as it is a staple during Filipino celebrations. If you want to mix things up, why not make an ice cream version of a fruit salad for guests to enjoy?
Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds! It doesn’t need any special tools—just your freezer. Here’s a three-ingredient Fruit Salad Ice Cream recipe that will satisfy your family.
Halo-halo is another popular Filipino frozen snack and is considered one of the best summertime treats! But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it during Christmastime when there’s colder weather.
With yummy ingredients mixed to form the ultimate comfort food, it’s no wonder why halo-halo made it to this list—and is present during many special occasions! You don’t have to go to a restaurant to enjoy it, either. To make your creamier and richer version of this famed dessert, check out this Halo-Halo recipe that will surely fill your holiday season cravings.
Mango Graham Ice Cream
Who can say no to ice cream, especially a mango graham-flavored one? Ice cream is a delicious but straightforward frozen snack you can add to turn any atmosphere festive. Plus, mango graham is one of the newest but exciting flavors on any dessert—can you imagine that sweet and comforting taste yet?
While buying a tub of your favorite ice cream brand is okay, there’s something to be said about making one from scratch to serve to your family. Most people think that they need to resort to expensive ice cream makers if they want to do this, but we have a secret to share—you don’t need it! Just check out our Mango Graham Ice Cream recipe!
Mais Con Yelo
Mais con yelo is another traditionally Filipino cold dessert option that people just can’t say no to. It’s up there with halo-halo as one of the summertime greats, and for a good reason.
Usually made with whole corn kernels, crushed ice, and sweetened milk, it tastes like the elevated version of your favorite breakfast cereal. For a creamier and more delightful finish, add NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream to serve something exciting to your family and relatives this holiday season. It doesn’t take long to make, but the smile on your face after eating it is guaranteed to last the whole day. Let our Creamy Mais con Yelo recipe guide you in the kitchen.
Veering away a little bit from the traditional, we present this fresh lime sorbet. It’s the perfect frozen snack to serve if you’re looking to reset your palate from a sumptuous meal but still want to enjoy dessert guiltlessly.
It’s always exciting and interesting to present something new to the dining table, so why not start with this? Our tried-and-tested Lime Sorbet recipe will definitely wow guests after their first bite.
Mango Graham Float
We started this list with mangoes, and we’re closing it with another mango dessert option. If you’re not into the frozen cake option we presented earlier, but you still want mango grahams on your dessert table, or perhaps you’re looking for a way to switch things up for your guests, you can take a different route and turn it into a float or parfait style dish.
Take inspiration from our Mango Graham Float recipe that is just as easy to prep as the rest of the yummy desserts in this list.
Enjoy Frozen Delights with NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
Adding your favorite frozen snacks to your holiday spread doesn’t just raise the festivity of Christmas, it’s also guaranteed to put a smile on your family’s face. After all, who can say no to any of these delicious cold desserts? With the help of NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, you can transform your dessert favorites into something extra creamy and delightful.