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
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 100kcal


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


  • Take one gulaman bar and break it into smaller pieces about 3 inches long.
  • In a pot, soak it in water for half an hour.
  • Then boil mixture until gulaman melts. Stir once in a while.
  • Add sugar if you like (I don’t).
  • When gulaman is melted, this is the time to add vanilla if you want flavor (I don’t).
  • Remove from heat.
  • Transfer to a pyrex until it hardens. Leave it in room temperature or put it in the fridge.
  • Once fully harden, you may use it for whatever dessert you desire. To check if it is hard through and through use a toothpick.



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


Calories: 100kcal | Sodium: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg