How to Make Halo Halo
The halo-halo, which literally means mix-mix, is a popular Filipino dessert made with shaved ice, evaporated milk, and various key ingredients. Traditionally, halo-halo is served with leche flan (creme caramel), boiled kidney beans, sweet potatoes, nata de coco, tapioca, macapuno, langka, and gulaman all mixed together (hence the name).
It’s usually topped with ube flavoured ice cream. It may look like just a hodgepodge of ingredients lumped together – but for those of you who haven’t tried it, the halo-halo is always an odd yet pleasant surprise. Just ask Bourdain who had this to say about the sweet summer treat.
- 4 tbsp of preserved sweet preserved black of white beans
- 4 tbsp of nata de coco (sweet coconut jelly)
- 4 tbsp of canned sweet corn
- 150 ml of evaporated milk
- 1 tbsp of condensed milk
- 1 small piece of leche flan (creme caramel)
- 1 tbsp of ube paste (sweet purple yam paste)