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Buko Salad Drink

Mouth-watering coconut juice mixed with milk, gulaman, tapioca, and shredded coconut meat- this Buko Salad Drink is so refreshing and invigorating!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: buko salad drink, samalamig
Servings: 10 Cups
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2 cups coconut juice
  • 370 ml evaporated milk
  • 300 ml condensed milk
  • 1 cup coconut meat strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food color


  • 1 tablespoon red unflavored jelly powder
  • 1 tablespoon green unflavored jelly powder
  • 1 tablespoon yellow unflavored jelly powder
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar


  • 1/2 cup uncooked Tapioca pearls
  • 4 cups water



  • Prepare each color. Remember to follow the jelly powder to the liquid ratio on the package as they vary depending on the brand.
  • Per color, sprinkle the jelly powder over 2 cups of water. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir until dissolve.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat. Turn off the heat once it starts boiling and pour the gelatin mixture into seperate molds and refrigerate to set.
  • Once they have set, cut into small cubes and set aside.

Tapioca Peals

  • Boil 4 cups of water then add the tapioca pearls. Let it cook for 10 minutes or until the pearls are completely translucent. Drain and set aside


  • Pour the evaporated milk and condensed milk in a bowl and mix. Stir in the coconut juice until well blended.
  • Add the coconut strips, tapioca pearls and gulaman cubes. Mix well.
  • Drop ¼ teaspoon of red food color in the mixture and stir until it turns into an even pink color.
  • Transfer in a pitcher and add ice cubes or refrigerate.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1mg