How to make halo-halo
Halo-Halo is the national ice-cold dessert of the Filipinos during the hot summer days in the Philippines. The country’s summer season starts from March until May. Halo is a Filipino word which means “mix’.
Servings 3 people
- 1 ripe large banana
- 2 ripe mangoes or 1 cup canned ripe mango
- 1 cup firm gelatin set into gel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 cup canned ripe jackfruit
- ½ cup sweet corn or (garbanzos)
- 1 cup young shredded coconut fresh or canned
- 1 cup cooked sweet yams or (halaya) glutinous purple yam cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 cups shaved ice
- 2 cups milk
- 4 scoops your favorite ice cream
Combine kaong (sweet palm fruit), macapuno (shredded coconut), langka (jackfruit) and red munggo (mung beans) in a parfait glass.
Other possible ingredients are slices of saba (plantains), chunks of (corn), nata de coco (coconut gelatin) and pinipig (pounded dried rice).
Top with shaved ice, evaporated milk and a scoop of ice cream.
Make sure to halo (mix) thoroughly before digging in. Yes, mixing all those goodies at the bottom without spilling the ice and ice cream off the glass is a skill that needs to be honed by regular indulgence!