Garbanzos Con Yelo (Sweetened U.S. Chickpeas With Ice and Milk)

Garbanzos Con Yelo (Sweetened Chickpeas With Ice and Milk)

I remember way back when I was a child, Sweetened U.S. Chickpeas (Minatamis na Garbanzos) is one of the most popular desserts and is even served during parties and special occasions. It is also one of my nanay’s favorite. I never cared for it nor did I like it. But now that I’m a grown-up, I loved U.S. Chickpeas more than ever. Especially when I had a family of my own. I make sure I serve one or two dishes per week that are made of U.S. Pulses.

What are Pulses?

Pulses are dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and edible beans like kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans and black beans. Pulses are part of the Legumes family like peanuts and soy. They are packed with protein, fiber and essential nutrients. They are also a good alternative to meat and uses less water during production which makes it more environment-friendly.
Among these U.S. Pulses, U.S. Chickpeas has become a favorite and are mostly used in making savory dishes like Hummus, Falafel, and Callos.

raw chickpeas

Since it’s Summer and I’ve been thinking of my nanay lately, I thought I’d make her favorite but with a twist of my own. I like making my own Sweetened U.S. Chickpeas because I can control the sweetness and the tenderness of the beans. U.S. Chickpeas help a lot in controlling blood sugar so I don’t want to counter it by adding too much sugar.

Just in case you’re wondering what are the other health benefits of U.S. Chickpeas:

  • It’s a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • It helps in improving digestion.
  • It aids in weight management.
  • It is rich in protein.
  • It reduces the risk of several chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

and most of all — it is inexpensive and would be a nice addition to your menu rotation!

sweetened chickpeas | minatamis na garbanzos

This is how my nanay likes her Sweetened U.S. Chickpeas….

Garbanzos Con Yelo (Sweetened Chickpeas With Ice and Milk)

… and this is how we like ours — with lots of shaved ice and milk!

Garbanzos Con Yelo (Sweetened Chickpeas With Ice and Milk)

It’s a very refreshing snack or dessert, especially on hot Summer days like the ones we are having right now.

How about you mommies? What’s your favorite way of preparing U.S. Chickpeas for your family?

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Garbanzos Con Yelo (Sweetened U.S. Chickpeas With Ice and Milk)

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1 cup dried grabanzos (U.S. Chickpeas)
  • water
  • pandan leaf (optional, for aroma)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ice/shaved ice
  • evaporated milk


  1. Put dried U.S. Chickpeas in a container and soak in 2 cups boiled water for 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours, drain that water.
  3. Transfer the U.S. Chickpeas in a pot and add 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Drain the water and bring the chickpeas to room temperature.
  5. Remove the skin.
  6. Put the chickpeas in the same pot and add 4 cups of water. Add the white sugar and stir to dissolve.
  7. Add the pandan leaf, if using.
  8. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until liquid becomes a syrup and has thickened.
  9. Cool this to room temperature or transfer in a jar and put in the fridge to chill.

Make the Garbanzos Con Yelo

  1. Put two tablespoon of Sweetened Garbanzos in a glass. Add shaved ice, leaving some space for another 2 tbsp of Sweetened Garbanzos on top.
  2. Drizzle with about 1/4 cup evaporated milk.
  3. Enjoy on a hot day.

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46 Responses

  1. Now I know that the English term/name of minatamis na garbanzos is sweetened U.S chickpeas.
    And I thought I can only found it in Halo-Halo, but your version mommy Peach are very ideal on a hot summer weather. I love it too with shaved ice and milk!
    Thank you for sharing this affordable recipe but very cool and awesome drink with sweetened U.S chickpeas!

    1. This sweetened chickpea is one of my lola’s favorite..Di sya nawawalan nyan lagi syang meron sa ref..Alam ko na kung anomg perfect gift ko sa kanya..Hope she like it when I Visit her soon.

  2. Wow! Easy lang pa lang gawin. Sayang wala kaming pandyrog ng ice, sakto pa naman ngayon yan momshie at tag init na.

  3. Perfect ? haven’t tried putting garbanzos pa sa dessert like this but would surely love this dahil sobrang hilig ko sa desserts ?

  4. Akala ko nung una Mais talaga hahahha! Kahit nabasa ko na yung Garbanzos hahhaa akala ko yun yung tawag yun pala iba talaga sya now ko lang kasi narinig ung word na garbanzos.. Perfect toh ngayong summer and easy na easyng gawin.. Pwede ituro sa mga kids..

  5. love it when I learn something new and with the information you shared I now know more and can share more as when we learn we can educate others Again thank you for sharing

  6. Wow dessert. Budget lang kulang sa akin gusto ko rin sana lalo na mahilig mga anak ko sa desserts. Galing mo talaga momsh ?

  7. This is a super interesting dish I have never tried garbanzo beans as a desert. I would love to try this dish it’s something new and different for me.

  8. I have never seen chickpeas served this way! I love them though, so I appreciate there are so many different ways to enjoy them. Especially since they are so healthy!

  9. This was really interesting. I cook a lot with chickpeas, usually frying or baking them with some spices for a crispy treat, but I’ve never tried serving them sweetened like this. As a self-professed chickpea addict, I might just have to give it a try… lol

  10. Oooh this sounds really good. I love all of these ingredients so I am sure I would love this.

  11. Oh I was thinking of doing this the past few days! I so love minatamis na garbanzos, alisin na lahat ang minatamis wag lang ang garbanzos, kaaway ko sya hahaha

  12. Hey, Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely try it at home soon since we have all the time in the world now!

  13. Start na ang summer kaya kailangan na natin uminom ng mga katulad nito. Pampalipas uhaw.

  14. Can I use the canned garbanzo?
    I have been thinking of this too,since Halo-halo needs more ingredients. I ate this when we spend summer in my father birth town. My grand aunt used to make this.I love it!
    Thank you.

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