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Sago't Gulaman

Try this Sago't Gulaman drink. A Filipino sweet beverage made from brown sugar syrup with tapioca pearls and almond jelly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: sago't gulaman
Servings: 1 liter
Calories: 1114kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 pouch gelatin powder (unflavored)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 drops of almond extract
  • ¼ cup tapioca pearls - uncooked
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups water
  • some drops banana essence
  • ice cubes


  • Make the Gulaman or almond jelly. Read and follow the package instructions for cooking the gelatin powder. But use only 1 ¼ cups of water plus ¼ cup milk, 2 tablespoon sugar and 3 drops of almond extract. Chill until the gulaman firmly sets. Cut into squares or small diagonal shapes.
  • Cook tapioca pearls. Boil a half liter of water and add the tapioca pearls. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Place a colander/strainer in a bowl or pot and pour the contents to separate the tapioca from the water. Use the same water and bring it to boil the second time. Wash the strained tapioca pearls thoroughly with tap water and put it back into the boiling water and cook again until they become completely translucent and no more white spot at the core.
  • Make the Arnibal or brown sugar syrup. In a pot over medium heat, bring 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup water to boil and cook until all granules are dissolved and become thick like syrup (about 7-10 mins). Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • Fill a big pitcher or jug with 4 cups of cold water. Stir in half of the syrup, adding more depending on the preferred sweetness. Add some drops of the banana essence (about 3-5 drops). Add the tapioca pearls and gulaman. Add some ice cubes.


Calories: 1114kcal | Carbohydrates: 276g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 242g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 2.2mg