Gulaman the Filipino gelatin.

How to Make Gulaman

Gulaman (agar-agar) is the Filipino gelatin that is used in many refreshments and desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Filipino gelatin dessert, Filipino gelatin refreshments, how to cook agar-agar, how to make gulaman
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 stick Gulaman Bar Agar-Agar of any color
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar optional
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla optional


  1. Take one gulaman bar and break it into smaller pieces about 3 inches long.

  2. In a pot, soak it in water for half an hour.
  3. Then boil mixture until gulaman melts. Stir once in a while.

  4. Add sugar if you like (I don’t).
  5. When gulaman is melted, this is the time to add vanilla if you want flavor (I don’t).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Transfer to a pyrex until it hardens. Leave it in room temperature or put it in the fridge.
  8. Once fully harden, you may use it for whatever dessert you desire. To check if it is hard through and through use a toothpick.

Recipe Notes

1. Too much water will make a very soft gelatin or gulaman.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Gulaman
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.