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Halo-Halo Special Recipe

Halo-Halo Special Recipe
Halo-Halo Special Recipe

Halo-halo special is a famous Filipino scrumptious dessert made from dozens of sweet ingredients with shaved ice, milk, a scoop of ice cream, pinipig garnish and to make it insanely good they would add on a wafer stick.

This is the ultimate Filipino dessert to beat the summer heat. You’re probably not a Filipino if you don’t like Halo-halo. Because every Filipino grew up eating this cold dessert all year round. Nowadays, most restaurants and fast food chains are selling this special ice dessert where ever you go.

For an easy maker of crush ice or shaved ice you may purchase an affordable Ice Smashing Electric Crusher.

Halo-Halo Special Recipe

Recipe #1


1 ripe large banana
1 cup firm gelatin set into gel and cut into
1/2-inch cubes 1 cup canned ripe jackfruit
1/2 cup sweet corn or chick peas (garbanzos)
1 cup young shredded coconut, fresh or canned (macapuno)
1 cup cooked sweet yams or (ube halaya) glutinous purple yam, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cup shaved ice
2 cup milk
4 scoops of favorite ice cream
1/2 cup pinipig or rice krispies
1 small lanera Leche flan

Prepare 4 halo halo crystal glasses. Arrange all ingredient into 4 equal parts for each serving glasses.

Add 1/4 of each ingredient, adding layer by layer starting with corn or chick peas, cooked sweet yams, jackfruit, bananas, coconut, and gelatin.

Top with 1/2 cup shaved ice.

Pour 1/4 cup milk over shaved ice and top with a scoop of ice cream and a small slice of leche flan on the rim side.

Sprinkle pinipig or rice krispies on top for garnish.

Halo-Halo Special Recipe
Halo-Halo Special Recipe

Recipe #2


Kaong (sweet Palm Fruit)
Langka (Jackfruit)
Pinipig (dried rice)
Sago (jelly pearls)
Macapuno (sweetened coconut meat)
Boiled Red Munggo (Boiled Red Mung Beans)
Saba (Banana – Like plantain)
Mais (Corn)
Ube (Purple Yam)
colored gelatin
2/3 evaporated Milk
Ube Ice Cream


Using a large ice cream bowl, arrange the following ingredients: sweet palm fruit, sweetened coconut meat, boiled red mung beans and sweetened jackfruit.

You may also be add sweet white beans, colorful gelatins, sliced banana and jelly pearls.

Then fill in your bowl with crushed or shaved ice, pour evaporated milk. Add 1 tablespoon of ube or purple yam and a slice of leche flan on the side. Place one scoop of ube ice cream in the center, sprinkle a pinch of pinipig on top to add hints of flavor. Serve it right away. Enjoy!

TIP: When eating halo-halo, gently dig the shaved ice using a spoon and mix everything together until the ice melts and all the flavors are combined. Indulge!

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