Summer is fast approaching and the best way to beat the heat is to eat Halo-Halo.

Halo-halo (Mix in English) is a popular Filipino cold dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various fruits and boiled beans, and served in a tall glass or a bowl.


* Evaporated Milk

* Sugar

* Banana - Saba (Caramelized)

* Palm fruit or Kaong

* Coconut sport or Macapuno

* Jackfruit or Langka

* Kidney Beans - Boiled and caramelized

* Sago - Caramelized

* Nata de coco

* Purple yam or Halayang ube

* Sweet potato - Kamoteng gapang (Caramelized)

* Sweetened corn kernels

* Ice Cream - any flavor

* Leche Flan

How to prepare a Halo-Halo:

* Put all ingredients to a glass or a bowl except for the milk, ice cream, leche flan.

* Put shaved ice on the glass, pour the milk according to your taste and top it with leche flan, and ice cream.

There are other options for your ingredients; you can add crushed pinipig, bananas and even strawberries. It's up to you!