Halo Halo

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10

min

Preparation

50

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

4

Steps

15

Ingredients

A popular Filipino dessert of shaved ice topped off with jackfruit, nata de coco, red beans, custard and tubers, drizzled with evaporated milk. Also known as ‘haluhalo’, here’s a recipe with a twist.

Let's start cooking!

Pouring egg and milk

Step 1 - Make leche flan

  • In a mixing bowl, add 5 egg yolks, 180 ml evaporated milk, 180 ml condensed milk and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Stir well to mix the custard, then set aside.
  • In a pan on medium heat, add 3 Tbsp sugar and allow to melt. Do not stir! Once the color turns amber, pour into a small dish.
  • Gently pour the custard into the dish to create two layers, then double boil for 45 minutes.
  • Chill for 30 minutes to set.
Nata de coco in red and green syrup

Step 2 - Soak nata de coco

  • In 2 ramekins, divide nata de coco into 2 equal portions.
  • Add 2 tsp pandan essence into 1 ramekin and 2 tsp strawberry essence into the other.
  • Allow to soak for 20 minutes.
Slice yam on wooden chopping board

Step 3 - Prepare yam ice cream

  • Using a knife, remove the skin of the yam, then dice.

  • Steam yam for 40 minutes, add ¼ tsp purple food coloring (optional) and mash.

    Steaming instead of boiling the yam retains much better flavor, along with nutrients. To mash the yam, use a fork, or even a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on high speed.
  • Mix in 200 ml condensed milk and 130 ml evaporated milk.

  • When evenly combined, fold in whipped cream.

  • Freeze for 2 - 3 hours, stirring occasionally

Adding leche flan on halo halo

Step 4 - Assemble

  • In a bowl or large glass, add 1 Tbsp palm seed, 1 Tbsp red beans and 30 g coconut flesh.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of each flavor of nata de coco on each side, then cover with crushed ice.
  • Drizzle with remaining evaporated milk and condensed milk, then add a scoop of yam ice cream and a slice of leche flan.
Add more evaporated milk if you prefer your dessert sweeter.

Garnish and serve!

Add jackfruit to halo halo

Top off with jackfruit and serve cold!

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