HOW TO MAKE HALO HALO (Filipino Shaved Ice Sundae).
Refreshing Filipino snack with shaved ice, evaporated milk and sugar. Top with sweetened beans, nata de coco, or any fresh fruits you want. And to make it more fancy, add on 2 or more variety of ice cream and leche flan. Add in jackfruit too. And lots of your fav cereal. Hmmm, I prefer rice crispies in my Halo Halo.
Hello, guys!!! It’s Fra-yay! And I am sharing this Halo Halo recipe with yah! 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 how hot was it. I even thought how I survived that kind of heat before — since I did not know any other climate, I think I was just used to it. We even planned to stay for 3 months, but we had to cut it short to just a month, because of the extreme heat.
So for this kind of climate, extreme heat, I will show you how to make HALO HALO.
WHAT IS HALO HALO?
Halo halo is a Tagalog word for mix. This is a sweet refreshment sold in restaurants and stall in PI. It’s suppose to cool you down from severe heat wave.
If you look at the picture, those Halo Halo 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 ingredients on top. I specially like to add more evaporated milk in mine and just a tad of sugar since the fruits are already sweet.
WHERE CAN YOU GET HALO HALO 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 Halo Halo ingredients are sold online, it tend to get expensive.
HOW TO MAKE HALO HALO?
Making Halo halo is a very easy task to do; specially that 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 until I accidentally found a shaver in one of our Asian store. Sure, you can use shaved iced but I love the powdery ice produce 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.
WHAT DOES HALO HALO TASTES LIKE?
Halo Halo is sweet, since the ingredients are preserved with syrup. To lessen the sweetnes, 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