I have one obsession this summer… HALO- HALO!
halo-halo from max’s
halo-halo from Biggs Diner
halohalo from chowking
‘Halo’ is a Tagalog word that means mix. And one can easily see why this favorite Filipino summer dessert was named as such ^^ Usually served in a bowl or in a tall glass, halo-halo consists of a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk, ube (purple yam) and leche flan. It contains a colorful blend of preserved fruits (nata de coco, sugar palm fruit, macapuno) and fresh fruits (bananas, jackfruit), and sweet beans (kidney beans, garbanzos, red beans). It also has gulaman, tapioca, and of course, a scoop or two (or three) of ice cream on top. It is sprinkled with fragrant pinipig (crushed young rice) and sugar, sometimes even shredded cheese.
Halo-halo is widely available in most restaurants here in the Philippines, even in fast food chains. Summers here are sweltering so they’re everywhere. Matter of fact, you can even get a cheaper version of Halo-halo from street vendors that use different ingredients such as thin slices of ripe mango and gulaman on shaved ice. It’s also pretty easy to make halo-halo at home. ^^ All you have to do is purchase some milk, ice cream and jars of dried fruits, sweet beans, etc from the grocery store. That way, you‘re able to control the portions.
When I was a kid, I’d make my own halo-halo filled with lotsa kaong, macapuno, and nata de coco – all my favorites – so I kinda end up having a snowy white halo-halo instead of the typically colorful one ^^
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I’m with you! I freaking love Halo Halo!!!!
yup it’s awesome. and in this heat, extremely addictive. thanks for dropping by 🙂
Where I am it is still too cold! But I can’t wait!
Wow! I’m trying to imagine all of those flavored combined and how it must taste. 🙂
hmm surprisingly, they all go pretty well together ^^ thanks for dropping by
so refreshing during the summer season.. it’s so freaking hot and a glass of halo-halo would surely cool my day 🙂
im so addicted to it right now.lol 🙂
I can not stop myself. I do need it now 🙂
haha can’t wait to see your halo halo recipe ^^
never fail to get one whenever I go home 🙂 Can’t wait.
^^ thanks for dropping by
Kz, send me a glass of halo-halo please, it’s so hot in my place 😛
oh i just had another one today haha ^^
wow, kz, it looks so delicious..especially the one from Biggs Diner.
they all taste pretty good ^^ they use different ingredients. the one from the diner has sweet corn ^^
Wow, it looks soooo good!
yup it’s so damn hot here so i feel like eating one every single afternoon lol
OMG … there isn’t one I wouldn’t devour right now. This is a fab pos for the challenge – Letter Q.
thank you. i’ve been going around the city trying different halo-halo recipes from different restaurants.lol ^^
Love, love halo! Colorful and delicious!
i agree. still the best summer dessert ever ^^
Missing halo-halo. 🙂
i love halo halo!
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you make me hungry!
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