Filipino Native Food · Kakanin

How to Make Carioca

How to Make Carioca
How to Make Carioca

How to Make Carioca

These are so easy to make and my favorite…your kids will surely like these too.

yield 30-40 pieces


4 cups glutinous rice flour
1 bao ng ginadgad na niyog (grated coconut meat)
1 can coconut milk (first squeezed) or 2 cups

Latik Sauce:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups coconut milk
or 1 can coconut milk (400ml), I used Lorins brand.

* for latik sauce, you can use 2 coconut milk powder in sachet and dilute it in 160ml hot water per sachet.


Mama’s Guide Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, grated coconut and coconut milk.

Mix until well combined and dough like.

grease your spoon or hands with oil so it wont stick.

Scoop about 1 tablespoon of mixture and freeze it first for 5 mins. Then dust your hands with extra flour and form it into a round ball shape. Set aside.

Heat cooking oil in a saucepan. Fry balls in batches over medium heat to low heat for at least 6 minutes or until golden brown.

Drain excess oil in a paper towel.

To make the coating: In a saucepan pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. After a boiling, add in brown sugar and stir continuously until sugar is well dissolved and sauce thickens. Add more sugar if needed. Turn off heat.

Dip each balls into the coating mixture, making sure each is fully coated. Use toothpicks if you wish.


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