Halo-halo or Halo may refer to a dish in which several ingredients are combined. This Halo-Halo Recipe consists of ice cream, evaporated milk, sugar, syrup, sweet beans, sweet bananas, coconut nata, jelly, or luscious sweetened jackfruit.
My brothers, cousins, and I spent our happy summer days together, reminiscing about Halo-Halo. As I had previously spent every school break at my grandparents’ house, I spent my whole summers there as well.
During summer, demand for the Halo-Halo Philippine dessert is high. While there are no hard-and-fast rules for the ingredients you may use in halo-halo or the amount of serving units that you’ll need, there are some general rules to keep in mind while making the dessert. It varies from location to location. Follow these steps to make one!
- Coconut Gel (nata de coco)
- Sugar Palms (kaong)
- Sweetened jackfruit (langka)
- Sweetened saba bananas
- Ripe Manila mango slices
- Sweetened sweet potatoes (camote)
- Sweetened beans such as garbanzos, red beans, or white beans
- Sweet corn kernels
- Gulaman made from agar-agar bars or powdered jelly mix (reduce water required in the recipe to yield a firmer texture)
- Tapioca or sago pearls
- Young coconut (buko) or sweetened coconut sport (macapuno)
- Evaporated or fresh milk
- Pinipig or rice crispies
- Purple yam jam (ube halaya)
- Leche Flan
- Ice cream (mango, ube, or vanilla flavor)
How to serve:
- Pour the add-ins into a tall glass up until three-quarters full, using roughly a teaspoon of each.
- Add the shaved ice, and it should be used to fill the glass.
- Pour the evaporated milk, and then combine it with the ice.
- You can place some scoops of ice cream, Leche flan, and/or ube halaya on top of the ice.
- Additional ingredients and serving suggestions: Top it with macapuno slices and/or a sprinkle of pinipig before serving.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!