Halo-Halo: a Filipino sundae unlike any other
What is halo-halo? Halo-halo (pronounced: ha-loh ha-loh, not hey-low hey-low) is a colorful Filipino dessert that resembles an ice cream sundae. It literally translates to “mix mix” which is appropriate since it is a combination of several Filipino ingredients that are mixed together when eaten. Halo-halo usually consists of: shaved ice, evaporated milk, sweet beans, coconut, jackfruit, sago (similar to tapioca) and gulaman (sweet jelly) topped with ube ice cream and pinipig (young toasted rice).
Where can I get it? Halo-halo can be found in most Filipino restaurants including popular chains like Jolibee and Goldilocks. However, the best halo-halo is usually found in independent mom-and-pop type Filipino restaurants…
Chicago, IL: Isla Pilipina📷: @islapilipina on Instagram
Nashville, TN: Ate’s📷: @atenashville on Instagram
Portland, OR: Tambayan📷: Tambayan on Facebook
Looking for more places that serve halo halo? You can find them on Glutto right here.
How can I make it? Halo-halo is really easy to make. The most complicated part is making sure you have the right ingredients, which can usually be found online or at your local International/Asian market. Here’s a straightforward recipe that you can also save for later on Glutto.
- 1 cup ice (shaved/blended)
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- 1 jar halo-halo mix, or get the ingredients separately for more distinct flavors:
- 2 scoops ice cream (best with Filipino flavors: ube, mango, macapuno)
- Put the shaved ice in a tall glass and pour all the milk on it.
- Add all the other ingredients and top with the ice cream.