My recent trip to the Philippines had me craving Halo-halo on a daily basis. And, not just Halo-halo, but halo-halo from Chow king, a Chinese food chain in the Philippines. Halo-halo is a combination of jellies, beans, crushed ice then topped with milk and a huge scoop of ube ice cream. For a Filipino the words alone could have you salivating for a bowl. But, for a non-filipino the ingredients must sound a bit gross. Please believe me when I say this dessert is SOOO addictive!!! I suggest that anyone who is reading this go out to the closet Filipino restaurant or even a simple trip to a Filipino food store and purchase the ingredients below. I will be your new best friend!
- 2 tablespoons kaong or
2 tablespoons langka (jackfruit)
- 2 tablespoons macapuno (a variety of coconut meat sold in bottles)
- 2 tablespoons sweetened kidney beans
- 2 tablespoons sweetened garbanzos
- 2 tablespoons sweetened ripe plantains
- 2 tablespoons ube or yam
- 2 tablespoons custard or crème caramel (leche flan)
- crushed ice to fill glass
- 2/3 evaporated milk
- a scoop of magnolia ube macapuno ice cream on top
Directions: Put everything in a bowl. Followed by shaved ice, evaporated milk and scoop of ice cream. Others chose to top the dessert with just ice, milk and sugar.