Espasol Recipe

Espasol is a delicious cylinder-shaped rice cake that you can find in South Luzon especially in the province of Laguna. This sweet treat is made up of a delicious blend of rice and coconut milk with a unique toasted rice flour dusting.

You’ll find that this recipe is a bit special as it includes buko strips or macapuno to enhance the flavor and the texture. Try making espasol at home!

Espasol Recipe

Espasol Recipe

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Filipino


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk gata
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups young coconut buko or macapuno, shredded


  • Toast the rice flour in a wok until lightly browned. Cool then set aside 1/2 cup.
  • In a saucepan, combine coconut milk and sugar. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmering.
  • Add vanilla and salt and stir in the buko or macapuno.
  • Add toasted rice flour all at once and stir continuously until very thick and dry, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked mixture to the baking sheet. Flatten into a sheet 1/4-inch thick then cut into cylinders. You can also shape it by hand.
  • Roll the cut cylinders in more toasted flour.

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