Halo-Halo: The Number One Filipino Dessert

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Ask any Filipino living abroad about the food they miss eating– it would not be surprising to find “Halo halo” on top of each list.

This mouth-watering dessert’s main ingredients are: shaved ice, evaporated milk, sugar palm (kaong), kidney beans, nata de coco, sweet potato, a scoop of ice cream, leche flan, ube, grated coconut sport (macapuno), jackfruit,and tapioca (sago) and colored gelatin.

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Before you eat halo-halo, you need to mix all the ingredients first. Now the mixing takes skill– you have to thrust your teaspoon in an up and down motion, and it’s important to be extra careful not to have spills on the sides of your glass.  Continue doing so until all the ingredients have been fully mixed.

For my non-Filipino readers, the word “halo” is actually a Filipino term which means “to mix.”

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8 thoughts on “Halo-Halo: The Number One Filipino Dessert

  1. Fernando Lachica

    Ohhh…I loved this halo-halo, you make my day in remembering an event where I ate halo-halo in a competition that I really won! Thanks for sharing, I liked your foodie blog.

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  2. caroleen ileto

    halo halo is a very filipino reciope:) i love it during hot season:) with lots of milk and nata de coco.and oh the ube:)

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  3. jo-anne

    Who doesn’t like Halo halo? I want mine with lots of milk and ube. Nata de coco and sweet sliced bananas too! Love love love!

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  4. Rcel's Triz

    Huhuhu! I wanna cry looking at the photo, Ray! So drooling! I am one of those many many many souls out there who badly miss this thingy! Did you know that in Vegas, there is a Chowking but their halo-halo is still not as goooooood as those over there? :D

    Was here in behalf of Triz! :)

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