17 May 2013

Halo-Halo is another quintessential Philippine dessert. It is served in most Filipino restaurants. Halo-Halo literally means “mix-mix.” It is made with shaved ice and topped with a range of confections- from sweetened red beans, jackfruit, garbanzo to coconut jelly, tapioca and ice cream. I featured this dessert in my Philippine Street Food video (1:16-1:21). It is delicious and refreshing.

There really isn’t a set way of making Halo-Halo- the ingredients can vary widely on what’s available in your pantry.  Typical ingredients include sweetened red beans, garbanzo, corn, nata de coco, tapioca, jackfruit, ube halaya, leche flan and ube ice cream with shaved ice and fresh milk.  It is a surprising, exhilarating little treat.  Try it at home!

Note:  Most of the ingredients are available canned in Asian grocery stores.

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