English: Mix-Mix / Deutsch: Mix-Mix / Español: Mix-Mix / Português: Mix-Mix / Français: Mix-Mix / Italiano: Mix-Mix /

Halo-halo literally means, "mix-mix" and it is just what is it called - a mixture of sweetened fruits and beans, sprinkled with pinipig (crisp flattened rice flakes), sugar and milk, topped by crushed ice and if ordered special also topped with ice cream.

You know its summertime in the Philippines when halo-halo stand start sprouting by the roadside and by the small variety stores, all making their own concoctions of such this refreshing dessert. Anybody can make their own Halo-Halo by selecting and mixing ingredients to make this dessert. Halo-Halo is uniquely and unforgettably Filipino dessert.

It is a cold dessert that is typically made with shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk, various sweet beans, jellies, fruits, and sometimes topped with ice cream. The ingredients are usually layered in a tall glass and mixed together before eating. Here are some examples of ingredients that can be included in a halo-halo:

  1. Shaved ice: Halo-halo is built on top of a base of finely shaved ice that provides a refreshing and cooling element to the dessert.

  2. Sweetened condensed milk: This ingredient adds sweetness and creaminess to the dessert.

  3. Sweet beans: Mung beans, red beans, and kidney beans are common ingredients that add texture and sweetness.

  4. Fruit: Diced or sliced tropical fruits like jackfruit, mango, and pineapple are often added for sweetness and tanginess.

  5. Jellies: Different types of jellies such as nata de coco, agar-agar, and gulaman can be added for their chewy texture and flavor.

  6. Toppings: Halo-halo can be topped with ice cream, leche flan, or sometimes crushed nuts for added richness and texture.

Similar desserts to halo-halo include:

  1. Kakigori: Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice dessert that is similar to halo-halo. It is also made with shaved ice and topped with a variety of syrups, fruits, and condensed milk.

  2. Bingsu: Bingsu is a Korean dessert that is made with shaved ice and topped with sweetened condensed milk, fruits, and other toppings like red bean paste or cereal.

  3. Es teler: Es teler is an Indonesian dessert that is made with shaved ice, sweetened co

Related Articles

Bingsu ■■■■■■■■■■
Bingsu refers to one of Korea's summer snack. Bingsu means "Shaved Ice with Toppings". It is made of . . . Read More
Aval ■■■■■■■■■■
Aval is the Malayalam word for beaten or flattened rice or sweet snacks made from beaten rice and sweetened . . . Read More
Nata de Coco ■■■■■■■
Nata de Coco refers to a sweet made by growing a culture on coconut water. Nata de Coco can be eaten . . . Read More
Kiniler ■■■■■■■
Kiniler refers to the Pangasinan term for what is commonly known as Ginataang Bilo-bilo or Ginataang . . . Read More
Barquillos ■■■■■■■
Barquillos refer to a tube shaped sweet delicacy in the Philippines , the best of which mostly comes . . . Read More
Fruit-Flavored Gelato ■■■■■■■
Fruit-Flavored Gelato in the food context refers to a type of Italian ice cream known as gelato, characterized . . . Read More
Koko Araisa ■■■■■■■
Koko Araisa: Koko Araisa is "Cocoa Rice" in Samoa and is one of their typical desserts. This dessert . . . Read More
Paldo ■■■■■■■
Paldo is another Filipino name for Muscovado (sugar) or Panocha/ Panutsa/Panotsa which is one of the . . . Read More
Zerde ■■■■■■■
Zerde refers to Turkish sweet rice pudding made with saffron, one of the most expensive and richest spicesa . . . Read More
Paridusdos ■■■■■■
Paridusdos is the Ilocano version of Ginatan (sweet Ginatan Halo-Halo) which is made from the basic ingredients, . . . Read More