Filipino Halo Halo - a dessert obsession and simply addicting!
Have you ever tried the Filipino Halo-Halo? No? This Filipino dessert is like a party in your mouth. But who would put beans in their dessert?
This is the Filipino Halo-Halo. Go get some. You need this in your short natural life.
This is Buko (Young Coconut) and Halo-Halo. They're perfect together! This vegetarian Filipino dessert is the bomb! You need this in your life!
Leave it to the Filipinos, they love their sweets too. This Filipino Halo-Halo is just what you need to keep full, cool and hydrated when you are in a hot climate or in a hot torrid zone like the Philippines.
Besides the fresh coconut water that's widely available there, you can settle in a shack or nook over there and order a Halo-Halo for a snack.
This stuff is heavens. You are gonna want seconds!
Yes. Sweet candied beans are in this Filipino halo-halo so get a long spoon and dig in because they're right there at the bottom! This is a sweet and filling snack that can pass for a meal in itself.
The word 'Halo' is a Filipino word that means 'mix'. It's usually made of mixed fruits like jackfruit or mango, candied beans, young coconut meat (buko), roasted rice and some sweet plantain topped with purple yam ice cream melting and oozing with perfect yumminess!
So let's do some mixing here. Feel free to put all the good stuff you want in it. Let's make some authentic Filipino Halo-Halo.
Being a Filipino American, I really miss this stuff. Lucky for me, there are Pinoy stores in the area. So I just have to make my version with my choice of fruits and my choice of mix.
Sago pearls (can be found in most Asian markets)
Buko or young coconut meat shredded
Fresh Coconut Water
Purple Yam Ice Cream
Almond Nut Milk
Mixed chopped fruits
Chunks of sweet yams
Caramelized sweet beans
You can buy the sweet beans that comes in a jar or you can make it yourself. Make yours by boiling some red beans in a pan with some grated ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar until caramelized. Set aside to cool.
Get a nice tall glass and put some chopped fruits, chunks of sweet potatoes or anything sweet that you might have in the fridge (left-overs will work). Halo-Halo means 'mixed'. So start mixing all the good stuff in it! You can also layer them to look great or you can just randomly mix them.
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