Refreshing iced dessert filled with a lot of yummy goodness. This is probably one of the most popular desserts in the Philippines
Haluhalo is a dessert with shaved Ice and milk and most commonly used is sweet condensed milk. Other ingredients include boiled sweetened beans, sweetened palm fruit (kaong), coconut (macapuno), nata de coco, plantains sweetened with sugar, jackfruit , jello, tapioca,, sweet potato, cheese, pounded crushed young rice (pinipig). Most of the ingredients,fruits, beans, and other sweets are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar and topped with either or a combination of leche flan, purple yam or ice cream, and right before serving you add the evaporated milk.
I on the other hand think that the combination of sugar and evaporated milk is too sweet, plus all the other sweetened ingredients, this dessert is a sugar bomb. My solution is to freeze a two liter carton of milk and shave the frozen milk.
I fill the glass with different treats, you can use what ever you want, sweetened or healthy.
I used some traditional ingredients this time except for the frozen milk.
Red colored kaong(palm fruit)
Leche flan(creme caramel)
Shaved frozen milk
Ube Ice cream