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Halo-Halo A Filipino Delicacy

Halo-Halo: A Filipino Delicacy

Though it may sound strange, Halo-Halo is an extremely popular and quite delicious Filipino dessert. It's made by combining shaved ice, ube ice cream, milk, and any other variety of toppings you choose. Halo-Halo literally translates to Mix-Mix, as it is suggested that you mix all ingredients together to get a little of everything in each bite.

Though it may sound strange, Halo-Halo is an extremely popular and quite delicious filipino dessert. The dessert is made by combining shaved ice, ube ice cream, milk, and many other varying toppings that you might choose. Halo-Halo literally translates to Mix-Mix, as it is suggested that one mix all ingredients together to get a little of everything in each bite.


Since halo-halo has no exact recipe, we have listed optional ingredients for the basic blueprint of this dessert.  

  • Ube ice cream from Trader Joe's
  • Crushed or shaved ice
  • Milk
  • Sweetened or plain bananas
  • Coconut gel
  • Jackfruit
  • Sweetened garbanzo beans
  • Gelatin
  • Black beans
  • Coconut strips or sweetened macapuno
  • Tapioca pearls
  • Cornflakes

The only required ingredients are shaved ice, ube ice cream, and milk. Pick the rest of the ingredients you wish to add in (be adventurous). pile everything high and mix-mix. This dish is of course best served in a coconut, but any dish will do.

The only required ingredients are shaved ice, ube ice cream, and milk. Pick the rest of the ingredients you wish to add in (be adventurous). pile everything high and mix-mix. This dish is of course best served in a coconut, but any dish will do.