Filipino Mixed-Fruit and Cream Dessert (Halo-Halo)
Creamy Frozen Dessert With Mixed Fruit
This is a uniquely Filipino dessert that blends influences from Filipino, American, Spanish, and Chinese cuisines. Traditionally, the ingredients are made from scratch, but this quick recipe relies on ready-made ingredients from your local Asian or Hispanic grocery. In the Philippines, we normally have halo-halo as a dessert or even as a snack in the afternoon, especially after school or work.
- 1 cup ice, crushed or shaved
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large scoop ube ice cream
- 1 (4-ounce) cup flan (Spanish custard), available at Hispanic stores
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle halo-halo mix, available at Asian stores
IngredientsClick thumbnail to view full-size
What's in the Halo-Halo Mix?Click thumbnail to view full-size
- Add the crushed ice into a tall glass.
- Spoon the contents of the halo-halo mix into the glass.
- Pour the milk into the glass.
- Top with ube ice cream and flan (Spanish custard).
Step-by-Step InstructionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Milk: You can use evaporated, condensed milk, or heavy cream instead of fresh milk. You can also add more milk if desired.
- Fresh fruit: You can add fresh fruits like bananas or mangoes.
- Sago: Traditional halo-halo calls for "sago" or tapioca pearls. Just prepare the tapioca pearls according to the package directions and drain it. Then add it in step 2 of the instructions.