Buko Salad Samalamig or Palamig is a sweet drink or cooler with ingredients similar to the popular Filipino dessert Buko Salad except for the use of coconut water and coconut milk. It is made with coconut water, coconut milk, tapioca pearls, gelatin, young coconut flesh, kaong or sugar palm fruit and nata de coco or sweetened fermented coconut water. Coconut has several names in the Philippines with each referring to a different meaning. Buko refers to a young coconut while niyog refers to the mature coconut. The flesh of the young coconut is used for making dessert salads and sweet drinks. The tougher meat of the mature coconut is grated and extracted for its coconut cream or kakang gata. Water is added to the grated coconut meat and extracted for its coconut milk or gata.
Buko Salad Samalamig
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 4 cups coconut water
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 12 oz. kaong
- 12 oz. nata de coco
- 2 cups young coconut flesh, shredded
- 2 cups gelatin, red and/or green, diced in 1/2 inch cubes (Recipe here)
- 12 oz. cooked sago or tapioca pearls (Recipe here)
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- ice cubes for serving
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir well.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
- Serve chilled over ice in a glass.