Halo Halo Recipe a Filipino Dessert

December 28, 2007
(Last Updated On: August 20, 2013)

Halo-halo is a representative of the various sweets Filipinos enjoy. Legumes, rootcrops and fruits are cooked in syrup until tender and sweet. Eggyolks and milk are made into leche flan. Ube is grated for haleya. Fresh ripe fruits are cubed, pinipig is toasted, buko is grated and if one has time – sorbets or ice cream can even be made. All these are put in a tall glass that is then filled with shaved ice. It is served with a long teaspoon and continually mixed as you eat (halo ng halo).





halo halo

Halo Halo Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn or chick peas (garbanzos)
  • 1 cup young shredded coconut, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup cooked sweet yams or (ube halaya) glutinous purple yam, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cup shaved ice
  • 2 cup milk
  • 4 scoops of favorite ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts or rice krispies

Halo Halo Preparation Instruc

  • Peel mangoes and slice the meat into 1/2-inch cubes. Discard the seeds.
  • Prepare 4 tall glasses. Divide each ingredient into 4 equal parts.
  • In each glass place 1/4 of each ingredient, adding layer by layer starting with corn or chick peas, cooked sweet yams, jackfruit, bananas, coconut, and gelatin.
  • Top with 1/2 cup shaved ice.
  • Pour 1/4 cup milk over shaved ice and top with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Sprinkle nuts or rice krispies over it.

halo halo recipe

NOTE: Individual persons may eat as it is or mix the whole concoction before eating. Some of the ingredients above, such as corn or fruits may be substituted with cherries, crushed pineapple, papaya, or any other ripe fruits in season.




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1 Comment

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    Pinkee

    December 22, 2008 at 7:27 am

    yumyum…i love this and my husband loves halo-halo also…
    I remember when I first introduced halo-halo topped with 2 scoops of ube ice cream at chowking restaurant to my husband, he loves them and can’t stop ordering halo-halo everytime we go to chowking restuarant. Now that we’re not in Philippines for now, he always wants me to make halo-halo for him. And he can’t wait to visit philippines and taste halo-halo again.

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