Saba Con Yelo Recipe

Saba con Yelo is actually very similar to ‘minatamis na saging’ where we create a caramelized plantain slices. The only difference is that the former is served with crushed ice.


  • 5 pcs saba na saging, sliced diagonally (vertically, crosswise or in circles, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup of fresh milk
  • 1 ½ of crushed ice

Cooking Instructions:

Foremost, make sweetened plantains. To do so, put saba na saging, water and brown sugar in a pot. Boil in low heat, allowing the saba to be cooked and the sugar to caramelized. Constant stirring is needed to prevent sugar from getting burnt. When you already achieved a thicker caramel, put the fire off, remove the sweetened plantains from the pot and put it in a platter.

Place pieces of sweetened saba in a separate bowl topped it with crushed ice and layer it with another set of ‘minatamis na saging’. Pour fresh milk. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking tips:

  • When picking plantains, choose the ones that are not too ripe.
  • Other than fresh milk, you may also use evaporated or condensed milk.
  • To include slices of Leche flan in your con yelo is optional.