Saba Banana con Yelo

It’s spring break here in Texas this week. Though we didn’t go out of town, my daughters are so excited to be off from school. Cherlin said she’s thrilled to be home because she can help me do the cooking. Isn’t she the sweetest??! She really enjoys helping me out in the kitchen, you know! She’s only six but learning how to cook is something she really enjoys.
Last weekend, she helped me bake Food for the Gods and chop some ingredients for Beef Caldereta for a friend’s baby shower. After that, she said she’s really tired and would love something cold for snack. This is what we made together.
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This is a favorite Filipino snack called Saba con Yelo. Saba is a variety of banana common in the Philippines and is very popularly used in snacks like ginataang halo-halo, turon, banana que, and halo-halo and in dishes like the pochero that I posted last Friday. Though I love just anything with this banana, the Saba con Yelo was my most favorite when I was growing up. I loved the thought of going home from school to this cold snack. My daughters, especially Cherlin, love this too.
Check it out and see for yourself how the simple Saba bananas can turn into a delightful snack…
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Saba Banana con Yelo

Yield: 4 servings


  • 5 pcs. Saba bananas, each cut into three bias slices
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 *12-oz. can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup jackfruit, cut into strips
  • 2 cups crushed ice


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Add Saba bananas. Cover saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool down.
  3. Divide bananas and syrup into 4 individual serving bowls.
  4. Top each with ½ cup crushed ice. Pour about ¼ can of the evaporated milk onto the bananas. Top with jackfruit and serve.
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