Halo-halo is representative of the various sweets Filipinos enjoy. “Halo” in Tagalog means “to mix.” In essence, you mix (halo) shaved ice laced with evaporated milk along with many other sweet and luscious ingredients. Such ingredients include legumes (including red beans and garbanzos) and fruits (jack fruit, young coconut) cooked in syrup until tender and sweet. These sweet beans and fruits are also mixed in with flan and ube (sweet yam). Oftentimes, halo halo is topped with ice cream and pinipig (toasted rice grain flakes) for added texture and crunch. All the ingredients are placed in a tall glass served with a long teaspoon.
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Halo Halo from Red Ribbon Bakery