Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Banana)

Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Banana)

Minatamis na Saging is a dessert dish wherein plantains (locally known as “saging na saba”) are sweetened by cooking in a sweet mixture composed of water, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. This is also called as Saging con Hielo in Spanish term.


Heat a cooking pot and pour-in water then let boil.

Add brown sugar and stir until diluted.

Add salt and vanilla extract and mix well.

Put-in the plantains and adjust the heat to medium. Cover the cooking pot and simmer for 8 to 12 minutes or until the liquid thickens.

Turn-off heat and allow the plantains to cool.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

Tip: Adding crushed ice and evaporated milk will make you a serving of Saging con Hielo. This is a delicious Filipino Dessert popular during the summer.



  • 4 pieces plantains (saging na saba)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Serves 4
25 Minutes

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