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. Halo-halo comes from the Tagalog word "halo" meaning "mix".

It is basically a mixture of sweet preserved beans(red beans, chick peas), coconut meat (macapuno), jackfruit (langka), pounded dried rice (pinipig), sweet yam (ube), cream flan (leche flan), shreds of sweetened plantain (saba), filled with crushed ice, milk (or coconut milk) and topped with ice cream. The halo-halo basically is sweet, creamy, and a filling dessert.

  • 2 tablespoons kaong
  • 2 tablespoons nangka (jackfruit)
  • 2 tablespoons macapuno (a variety of coconut meat sold in bottles)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened garbanzos
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened plantains
  • 2 tablespoons ube or yam
  • 2 tablespoons custard or creme caramel
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened corn kernels
  • crushed ice to fill glass
  • 2/3 evaporated milk a scoop of ice cream on top

Serving procedure:

  1. In a clear tall glass, place kaong, nangka, macapuno, beans, garbanzos and other sweets.
  2. Fill glass with shaved ice.
  3. Sprinkle sugar and top with either (or a combination of) leche flan, ube halaya, or ice cream.
  4. Condensed milk is poured into the mixture upon serving.