Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Other Desserts Halo-Halo (Filipino Shaved Ice Dessert) 5.0 (3) 1 Review Tagalog for "mix-mix," this traditional Filipino dessert is a party in a glass. By Katlyn Moncada Katlyn Moncada Instagram Katlyn Moncada is the associate food editor at BHG.com, sharing food news and tutorials on becoming better home cooks. She is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience in digital media, photography, and video production. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 9, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rachel Marek. Food Styling: Annie Probst Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Originating in the Philippines, halo-halo is a shaved ice dessert that beats any snow cone on a hot summer day. Meaning "mix-mix" in Tagalog, the icy treat gets its name from a concoction of sweet ingredients in interesting flavors and textures that is topped with shaved ice and evaporated milk. It's important to mix the dish to help get everything incorporated into the perfect bite every time. Look for halo-halo ingredients in your local Asian market or online. Rachel Marek Halo-Halo Ingredients Every Filipino has a favorite combination of halo-halo ingredients. The most commonly-used ingredients include syrup-packed beans (a combo of chickpeas, red beans, and white beans), nata de coco (coconut gel), macapuno strings (coconut sport), sweet jackfruit, tapioca pearls, and colorful jellies. All this gets topped with shaved ice and a drizzle of evaporated milk. Some common halo-halo toppers include ube halaya (purple yam jam), leche flan, pinipig (flattened, toasted rice), fresh fruit, ube ice cream (you can purchase this or make it homemade), and glazed pili nuts. What Is Ube? Learn About the Sweet Purple Yam How to Make Halo-Halo To start, you'll want a fairly tall glass or deep bowl. A spoonful of each ingredient goes into the glass before the ice, evaporated milk, and most of the time, the mix-ins are laid out buffet-style so everyone can create their own. You can customize your halo-halo recipe with more or less of any ingredient. This makes it a great dessert idea for summer parties and gatherings. This recipe is my favorite way to make halo-halo, but it's definitely a choose-your-own-adventure game I encourage you to have fun with. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp syrup-packed red mung beans, white beans, and/or garbanzo beans 1 tbsp sweetened jackfruit 1 tbsp macapuno strings (coconut sport) 1 tbsp nata de coconut (coconut gel) 1 cup shaved ice 1 tbsp ube halaya jam 2 tbsp Leche Flan, purchased 2 to 4 tbsp evaporated milk 2 tbsp ube ice cream Directions Rachel Marek In a tall glass or a trifle dish, layer the assorted beans, sweetened jackfruit, coconut gel, and coconut strings. Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients you enjoy. Test Kitchen Tip: Look for pre-mixed jars of halo-halo ingredients at your local Asian grocery stores. Common brands include Tropics, Kapuso, Kamayan, and Monika. Rachel Marek Add shaved ice to fill the glass, leaving room for toppings. Top with ube halaya, leche flan, and ube ice cream. Ube Ice Cream Rachel Marek To finish the halo-halo recipe, drizzle evaporated milk over the top. Mix and enjoy. Halo-halo is best enjoyed right away. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 312 Calories 9g Fat 51g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 312.5 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9.4g 12% Saturated Fat 6.4g 32% Cholesterol 52.7mg 18% Sodium 238.3mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 50.8g 18% Dietary Fiber 2.7g 10% Total Sugars 36.3g Protein 8g Vitamin D 1.3mcg 6% Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 219.2mg 17% Iron 1mg 5% Potassium 374.6mg 8% Fatty acids, total trans 0g Vitamin D 49.8IU Alanine 0.2g Arginine 0.3g Ash 2.1g Aspartic acid 0.6g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 34.1mg Copper, Cu 0.1mg Cystine 0.1g Energy 1308.8kJ Fluoride, F 24.7mcg Folate, total 16.4mcg Glutamic acid 1.3g Glycine 0.2g Histidine 0.2g Isoleucine 0.3g Leucine 0.6g Lysine 0.5g Methionine 0.1g Magnesium, Mg 36.4mg Manganese, Mn 0.2mg Niacin 0.4mg Phosphorus, P 203.6mg Pantothenic acid 0.7mg Phenylalanine 0.3g Phytosterols 2.4mg Proline 0.5g Retinol 57.5mcg Selenium, Se 8.5mcg Serine 0.4g Starch 2.3g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.3g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.2mg Tryptophan 0.1g Tyrosine 0.3g Valine 0.4g Vitamin A, IU 242.9IU Vitamin A, RAE 60.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.6mcg Water 270.5g Zinc, Zn 1.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.