HOW TO MAKE HALO HALO (Filipino Shaved Ice Sundae).Refreshing Filipino for summer. A famous Filipino refreshment you can try this summer.
Hello, guys!!! It’s Fra-yay! And I am sharing this Halo Halo recipe with you! It is summer in the Philippines, so it must be extremely hot there.
Four years ago, I went home for the first time after 18 years, and I was surprised by how hot it was. I even thought about how I survived that kind of heat before. Since I did not know any other climate, I think I was just used to the scorching heat. We even planned to stay for 3 months, but we had to cut it short to just a month, because of the extreme heat.
And since we have hot summer here days too here in the US, I will show you how to make this Filipino refreshment.
What is Halo Halo
Halo-halo is a Tagalog word for the mix. This is a sweet refreshment sold in restaurants and stalls in PI. It’s supposed to cool you down from a severe heatwave.
If you look at the picture, the ingredients will be mixed together before consuming it. But for me though, I prefer not mixing them. I just dig into the shaved iced and get each portion of each ingredient on top. I especially like to add more evaporated milk in mine and just a tad of sugar since the fruits are already sweet.
Where can you get the ingredients?
Here in the US, I get mine in our Asian store. So I have to drive 4 hours to get the ingredients. Although these ingredients are sold online, they tend to get expensive.
How to Make It?
Making this is a very easy task to do; especially since the ingredients are all preserved fruits. The only downside is the shaving of the ice. And finding the shaver. Here in the US, you cannot easily find a shaver that produces very fine ice, so it was a challenge for me before I accidentally found a shaver in one of our Asian stores. Sure, you can use shaved iced but I love the powdery ice produced by a shaver specialized for Halo-halo.
In PI, my mom used fresh ingredients like avocado, banana, and mangoes. And it is sweetened with condensed milk and then ice is added. This is the kind of Halo-Halo that I like. I still make it for my family.
How does it taste?
Halo Halo is sweet since the ingredients are preserved with syrup. To lessen the sweetness, I was my ingredients and I don’t add sugar.
HOW TO MAKE HALO HALO (Filipino Shaved Ice Sundae)
- 2 tablespoon beans
- 2 tablespoons Kaong [Pine Nut Jelly
- 2 tablespoons Nata De Coco
- Leche Flan
- Ube Halaya
- Young cocconut
- Shaved cantaloupe
- Shaved Ice
- Evaporated Milk
- Rice Crispies or Favorite Cereal
- Ice Cream
- Add the first 3 ingredients in bowl or glass.
- Top it with the shaved ice and add the toppings: Leche Flan, Ice Cream, Rice Crispies, Add more beans, Nata De Coco.
- Pour or the desired amount of evaporated milk