Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl.

There is no specific recipe for this dessert, and a wide variety of ingredients are used. The order in which the ingredients are added varies widely. Primary ingredients generally include boiled red mungo beans, kidney beans, garbanzos, kaong, macapuno, and plantains caramelized in sugar. Other components may include jackfruit (langka), star apple, tapioca or sago, nata de coco, purple yam (ube) or sweet potato (kamote), sweetened corn kernels or pounded crushed young rice (pinipig), leche flan or custard, ice cream and gelatin. Other fruits, such as papayas, avocados, kiwifruit, bananas or cherries, may also be added. Some preparations also include ice cream on top of the halo-halo.

Generally, condensed milk or evaporated milk is used instead of fresh milk, due to the tropical climate of the Philippines.

In terms of arrangement, most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar, and topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, ube halaya, or ice cream. Condensed milk is poured into the mixture upon serving.

4 cups Ice shavings
4 tbsps Sweet Azuki beans
4 tbsps Macapuno
4 tbsps Diced Preserved jackfruit
4 tbsps Preserved sugar palm
4 tbsps Diced Mango
4 tbsps Diced Kiwi
4 tbsps Diced Strawberry
12 tbsps Whipping cream
Condensed Milk

Fill four glasses with the ice shavings, then lay the ingredients on top, adding 3 tbsps of whipping cream over each serving. Add condensed milk to taste.


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10 thoughts on “Halo-Halo

  1. Alfred Miguel Aguado March 31, 2008 at 11:35 pm Reply

    I didn't know there's a "post-a-recipe" function here in Multiply.. Haha.. 😀

  2. Jean Monique Sanchez March 31, 2008 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Now you know! :)I love to post recipes online. 😀 Hehe. Just want to share some here at multiply as well. 😀

  3. jovy joy arceo March 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm Reply

    pano magpopost ng recipe? bakit wala sa menu ko? haha. ang cool. summer na summer na. 😀

  4. Jean Monique Sanchez March 31, 2008 at 11:50 pm Reply

    I can't remember… Dati pa kasi ako nakakapost ng recipes using multiply eh. I noticed sa new accounts it's not enabled. Try looking for it under the settings/posting options. :)Thanks! Summer na summer talaga! 😀

  5. jovy joy arceo April 1, 2008 at 12:02 am Reply

    nagawa ko na. haha! thanks! 😀

  6. Sarah Yasmin April 1, 2008 at 12:08 am Reply

    ang sarap naman! i miss halo-halo! makatry kang gumawa nito sa summer! hehe! ^^

  7. Jean Monique Sanchez April 1, 2008 at 12:16 am Reply

    Cool! You're welcome. 🙂

  8. Jean Monique Sanchez April 1, 2008 at 12:17 am Reply

    Hi sweetie! You should try this! :DDon't you have halo halo there?

  9. Althea Anna Abcede April 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm Reply

    cool…i always enjoy halo-halo with my sister during summers while we talk about celebrity hairstyles that we would want to have for the season…never tried it with whipped cream…thanks for the tip…

  10. Pia Belo May 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm Reply

    this looks deliciously in a hot summer afternoon!wolf tshirtacross jeans

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