The Ultimate Filippino Summer Treat “Halo-Halo”
What to expect
‘Halo-halo’ is a Tagalog word that means mixed, as that is what this is basically.
A concoction of various sweet treats that are put together to culminate into one great cold treat. A colorful medley that is sure to cheer you up even on the hottest and most humid days. The perfect refreshment for your next summer garden party, Halo-halo is a sure and delicious way to cool down. With the combination of shaved ice and many different layers of sweet beans, fruits and other treats then drizzled with milk. Let us not forget the toppings, leche flan, ube halaya or even ube ice cream! We will show you how to prepare it!
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HALO HALO INGREDIENTS
Here are some of the most common:
- 1 cup crushed or shaved ice
- 1/4 cup milk – fresh or evaporated
- 1 teaspoon sugar – if needed
- 1 teaspoon sweetened saba or plantain bananas
- 1 teaspoon sweetened sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon sweetened red munggo
- 1 teaspoon sweetened garbanzos (chickpeas) or beans
- 1 teaspoon fresh of sweetened langka – jack fruit
- 1 teaspoon coconut strips or sweetened macapuno
- 1 teaspoon nata de coco – coconut gel
- 1 teaspoon sago or tapioca pearls or jelly cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon leche flan – topping
- 1 tablespoon ube jam or 1 scoop of ube ice cream – topping
1. In a tall glass, add a teaspoon of each of your selected ingredients.
2. Add sugar if you like. Personally, I find that the other ingredients are sweet enough so I do not any more sugar.
3. Fill the glass with shaved ice up to the brim. Push it down and add some more.
4. Drizzle with milk.
5. Add the toppings of choice.
6. Serve with a long spoon for mixing (‘halo’) and enjoy.
We make the ingredients all homemade, here are some of our recipes:
Sweetened Sweet Potatoes:
· 2 cups water
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 2 cups sweet potato cut into 1/2-inch cubes
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add sweet potatoes and cook for a few minutes until cooked through.
Sweetened Saba or plantain banana:
· 2 cups water
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 2 cups plantain banana/saba cut into 1/2-inch slices
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add saba banana slices and cook for a few minutes until cooked through.
Sweetened Jackfruit: (last longer than fresh one)
· 1 cup water
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 1 cup ripe jack fruit shredded into thick strips
· In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add jack fruit strips and cook for a few minutes until tender.
The above plus some additional jarred ingredients should be enough to make at least 16 tall glasses of Halo-Halo. Transfer them into jars or containers and you can store them in the fridge for some days or longer.
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