Gulaman is a type of jelly dessert made out of agar; it is then flavoured with milk, pineapple juice, pineapples and raisins. It is another popular dessert in the Philippines, mainly because it’s easy to make and it’s very economical.
Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance coming from red algae; it is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine where its use is not just restricted in gelatine. Also used as a laxative, an appetite suppressant, gelatine substitute for vegetarians and a thickener for soups; it is also used in fruit preserves, ice cream and other desserts like this post.
2 bars red gulaman
4 cups water
1 large evaporated milk
1 large can pineapple, cubed reserve liquid
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a large sauce pan tear gulaman into small pieces add water, reserved liquid from pineapple and sugar then bring to a boil then simmer until gulaman flakes are totally dissolved.
2. Remove from heat then add evaporated milk and vanilla extract. Place in a container or jelly mould then set aside for 5 minutes to cool down, at this stage liquid will be a bit thicker and start to set.
3. Slowly add pineapples and raisins then place in the refrigerator.
4. Remove from mould then serve chilled.
You can find gulaman bars in Amazon (through this link or the products below)
- Eden Agar Agar Bars, Wild Hand Harvested, 0.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)
- Eden Foods Agar Agar Bars — 0.5 oz
- Agar Agar Gulaman Green 1 Pack
- Agar Agar Gulaman Red 1 Pack