It’s been cold right here in the Big Apple, and YES… this awesome treat is definitely out of place nowadays.
But, I kid you not if I tell you that I just had it a few days ago. Notwithstanding the cold, I didn’t want to pass the opportunity to indulge. It’s not often that we have the chance to take a trek and drive 40 miles each way to have this. I know that it’s just a matter of time before I finally succumb to fat burners (and for now, while thinking of it, I really don’t mind), with the kind of diet that I have been chowing on lately. Add to that, the sweet treats that I bake almost every Friday.
I almost forgot to snap a photo. I couldn’t wait to get my first taste hence, the unsightly appearance. The ube ice cream topping and slice of leche flan was almost gone when I suddenly remembered to press the shutter of my cam.
Wikipedia : Halo-halo (from Tagalog word halo, “mix”) is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl. Other components may include jackfruit (langka), star apple,tapioca or sago, nata de coco, purple yam (ube) or sweet potato (kamote), sweetened corn kernels or pounded crushed young rice (pinipig), leche flan or custard, ice cream and gelatin. Other fruits, such as papayas, avocados,kiwifruit, bananas or cherries may also be added. Some preparations also include ice cream on top of the halo-halo. Generally, evaporated milk is used instead of fresh milk, due to the tropical climate of the Philippines.