Halo-Halo Dessert Recipe (Mixed Fruits and Beans in Shaved Ice)
How to make Halo-Halo
Halo-halo is one of favorite Filipino desserts that is truly refreshing. It can be just regular or special if with toppings like ice cream, ube (purple yam), or leche flan (caramel custard).
1 cup sweetened red mung beans (monggo)
1 cup sweetened white beans
1 cup kaong (sugar palm seed)
1 cup nata de coco (coconut gel)
1 cup macapuno (coconut sport strips)
1 cup langka (bottled jackfruit strips)
4 tsps white sugar, optional
1 cup evaporated milk
2 cups shaved or crushed ice
1/2 cup purple yam jam (halayang ube)
1/2 leche flan (caramel custard)
4 scoops ice cream (vanilla, strawberry, or purple yam flavor), optional
Actually, the ingredients like the sweetened fruits, purple yam jam, and beans can be bought already cooked, bottled, or canned at Filipino or Asian stores.
Place about 1 tablespoon each of the first 6 ingredients into 4 tall glasses. If desired, add a teaspoon of white sugar per glass. Add half cup of shaved ice to each glass. Add 1/4 cup of evaporated milk to each glass. Top with 1 tablespoon of purple yam jam and caramel custard. If you want to make it special halo-halo, add a scoop of ice cream. Serve with a long spoon.