Here is another series of Pinoy Merienda Favorites that you will surely love creating while in the comfort of your homes! In addition, these are the snacks highly suggested in social media during COVID-19 quarantine. Make sure to check the first list I created: 10 Quick & Easy Pinoy Merienda Favorites. The recipes included in the previous list is a mix of old and new Pinoy merienda favorites ranked to the top 10. So feel free to check it out!
For this article, I am going to list down the top 8 recommended quarantine Pinoy merienda that will surely keep you busy in the kitchen for 8 days. Sounds exciting? Not yet because there’s more.. These Pinoy merienda favorites are very easy to do, ingredients can be found at any grocery store near you AND these treats are going to be really yummy! Does it sound exciting now?
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Top 10 Quarantine Pinoy Merienda
To give you a bit of information, merienda is actually a Spanish legacy. Filipinos adopted this culture to their Spanish colonizers who lived in the Philippines for over 500 years. It’s not surprising that we got so many traits from the Spaniards as we were colonized that long.
However, during these days the current Pinoy merienda are influenced by a lot of countries too. For instance, most of our sweet merienda came from the Chinese people. And most of our baked mariendas came from the European countries. Given these influences we got from them, we still managed to do our snacks in our own creative and Pinoy-style way. Check out the list of merienda you can do below!
1. Dalgona Coffee Ice Cream Cake
Dalgona Coffee is one of the first merienda topic that went viral on Facebook. As a result, a lot of Filipinos tried this easy recipe at home which instantly became a favorite merienda. Moreover, the Dalgona Coffee recipe developed and created a lot of different versions. For instance, the milo dalgona coffee and the strawberry dalgona coffee.
Since the exploration didn’t stop, a new recipe is born. And this is the Dalgona Ice Cram Cake. Sounds really yummy!
2. Minatamis na Saging
How can we forget the traditional minatamis na saging by our grandparents in the province?
Growing up, I used to have this Pinoy merienda while staying at our grandparents farm house every summer vacation. As a result, minatamis na saging became one of my childhood favorite meriendas.
Moreover, minatamis na saging has a very easy recipe and only few steps to make it. Try serving this merienda at your home’s table fresh from the refridgerator!
3. Chocolate Milo Cake (No Oven)
Nowadays, no-oven and no-bake recipes are becoming popular and popular. This is because most Filipino homes are not accustomed into having ovens yet which is why these kinds of recipes are trending.
This kind of merienda will surely get the excitement rushing up since its recipe includes one of our most favorite chocolate drink in the Philippines which is Milo. Very filipino!
4. Ginataang Mais
The ginataang mais – another famous and traditional merienda that most 90’s kids can relate.
Just like the minatamis na saging recipe, ginataang mais has a very easy and quick recipe. Furthermore, this merienda can be served hot or cold, depending on your preferences. As for me, I prefer it served cold!
In some case, ginataang mais can be observed without buko in the recipe. Try to mix and experiment!
5. DIY Oreo Popsicle Ice Cream
During this quarantine, Filipinos have been very creative in the kitchen. Especially that we have more time to explore and create new recipes. We can just let our creativity guide us in making food out of what we can find in the kitchen too! As a result, some of our food bloggers shared their own recipes online and mind you, it’s worth trying!
Check out the newest quarantine Pinoy merienda – DIY oreo popsicle ice cream! With 2 of our most favorite food combined together (oreo and ice cream), this will surely be an interesting work in the kitchen!
Check out the DIY oreo ice cream recipe of the bloggers behind Explore with Chelo. Their video is available on Youtube. Check out the link below!
6. Corned Beef Potato Balls
Tired of sweet meriendas? Why not try this healthy homemade corned beef potato balls!
This recipe will surely excite every mothers who wants to provide a healthy snack in their home’s tables. This is the best way to be healthy while dealing with the world’s situation right now.
I think this merienda can be viand too! Lol.
7. Palitaw sa Latik with Buko
Brings out the best childhood memories! If you’re a 90’s kid and familiar with this all time favorite merienda, let me know in the comment section below!
Palitaw na latik with buko is a combination of 2 snacks (palitaw and latik). Whoever thought of combining these 2 snacks are one of the best creators and inventors of all time! Lol. But in a more serious note, I think that the idea of combining these 2 are brilliant.
It’s perfect merienda for kids especially that it is sweet and yummy. Try remaking traditional meriendas at your home and serve this snack to your kids! I’m sure they’ll love it.
8. Homemade Churros With Chocolate Dip Sauce
Last on our list for quarantine Pinoy merienda favorite is the homemade churros with chocolate dip sauce by FoxFolksy.
This merienda is a type of bread dipped in a chocolate sauce. We’re quite familiar with this and can be compared to the ones we order in fast food chains like Pizza Hut and Greenwich. Honestly, this one is my favorite too.
Good news is you don’t have to order this in fast food chains and have ’em delivered at your house! You can now make homemade churros and serve to your family at home.
This very easy recipe will keep your family healthy and with a happy tummy. Bring out those smiles by trying out this quick and easy recipe!
Check out the easy recipe below. Have fun on your cooking!
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