Beat the heat with this delicious Filipino dessert known as Halo-Halo! This colorful concoction of shaved ice, sweetened fruits, beans, jellies, and ice cream is a refreshing treat that’s perfect for summer. It’s a popular street food in the Philippines that you can easily make at home. Follow this recipe to create your own Halo-Halo masterpiece!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 2 cups shaved ice
  • 1/2 cup sweetened red beans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened white beans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened saba bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened jackfruit, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened sweet potato, diced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened macapuno (coconut sport strips)
  • 1/2 cup nata de coco (coconut jelly)
  • 1/2 cup kaong (sugar palm fruit)
  • 1/2 cup pinipig (crisped rice)
  • 1/2 cup leche flan (caramel custard)
  • 2 scoops ube (purple yam) ice cream
  • 2 scoops mango ice cream
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Evaporated milk, to drizzle


  1. In a tall glass or bowl, layer the shaved ice at the bottom.
  2. Arrange the sweetened fruits, beans, jellies, and ice cream on top of the shaved ice.
  3. Drizzle with evaporated milk to your liking.
  4. Sprinkle with pinipig for added crunch.
  5. Serve immediately and mix all the ingredients together before eating.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 60g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 10g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. It’s a delightful and colorful dessert that’s perfect for hot days.
  2. The combination of sweetened fruits, beans, jellies, and ice cream creates a unique flavor profile.
  3. You can customize the ingredients based on your preferences.
  4. It’s easy to make and great for sharing with friends and family.
  5. The addition of evaporated milk adds creaminess to the dessert.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid using watery ice as it will dilute the flavors of the dessert.
  2. Avoid overcrowding the glass with ingredients, as it may become difficult to mix and enjoy.
  3. Avoid skipping the evaporated milk drizzle, as it adds richness to the dessert.
  4. Do not skip mixing all the ingredients together before eating to ensure you get all the flavors in each bite.
  5. Avoid letting the shaved ice melt completely before serving, as it will lose its refreshing quality.

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