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 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 it was. 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 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 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, 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 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 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, it tend to get expensive.
How to Make It?
Making this 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.
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