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Pichi Pichi Balls Recipe


How to make Pichi Pichi Balls Recipe

Pichi Pichi Balls RecipePichi-pichi is a classic Filipino cassava recipe and an all time favourite kakanin. Pichi-Pich is very soft, sweet, sticky dessert, originally infused with pandan essence and green food colour but this time we try to infuse it with other flavors and colors for more appetizing to the kids. It is made from fresh grated cassava, sugar, water and pandan, steamed then coated in fresh grated coconut.

pichi-pichi skewers

Pichi Pichi Balls Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh grated cassava or thawed frozen cassava
  • 1¾  cups white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp. pandan extract + 2 drops of green food color gel
  • ½ tsp. orange extract + 2 drops of orange food color gel
  • ½ tsp. strawberry extract + a drop of red food color gel or (lemon for yellow and ube for purple)
  • 20 pcs. bamboo skewers
  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut

Cooking Procedure: 

  • To prepare the grated cassava first wash the cassava to get rid all the dirt and peel off the brown and white silky outer skin. Using a fine grater grate cassava and remove the hard stems in the middle and discard. Keep on grating until you’re done with all your cassava. Place grated cassava on a clean cheese cloth and squeeze out all the juices before using. If using a frozen cassava just thawed it first before using. Mix the cassava, sugar and water in a bowl and mix until smooth divide into 3 equal portions then add the extract and food color on each bowl and mix until well blended. If you don’t have a fine grater you can use a blender and blend the cassava mixture to make it smooth and divide into 3 then add desire flavour and color. 

pichi-pichi balls prep

  • Pour the mixture into small individual molds or round pan and place in a preheated steamer. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam over medium heat for about 25-20 minutes or until just firm and looks transparent like a gelatin. Let it cool at room temperature and refrigerate for at least 4 hours for a firmer consistency, before cutting and skewing. You can use a fruit baller or any small round cutter will do. Skew pichi pichi balls alternately with different flavours for about 4-5 balls each stick, continue until all balls are done.
Coat  Pichi pichi balls with fresh grated coconut before serving. A delicate, sticky and delicious Pinoy kakanin to serve especially at kids party.

pichi-pichi balls

Don’t throw any excess pichi pichi you can chop them roughly, mix all together then add the grated coconut and wrap in a spring roll wrapper and fry them and enjoy!

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. all kakanin”s my favorite are Pichi pichi balls

  2. I will try this 🙂 thanks for the procedure 🙂

  3. Madali lang pala siyang gawin. Favorite ng anak ko to kaya gagawin ko to this Saturday. Thank you sa recipe…

  4. Madali lang pala siyang gawin. Favorite namin ng anak ko to kaya gagawin ko to this Saturday. Thank you sa recipe…

  5. Sooooo cute! Great Idea! Pwede sya ihanda sa mga party! thanks for this amazing idea and recipe!

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