Election day is finished, its back to normal routine. I still don't have work today and spending time in front of my laptop (as usual) and as expected its scorching hot! I am thankful its a little windy today.
After lunch I enjoyed the best dessert anyone is wanting every summer. Its halo-halo! mmmm, yummy, feels like christmas in a cup!!! In fact, summer is about going to the beach, hiking, camping island hopping and involve all outdoor activities, but its not complete without eating halo-halo. And this is only found in the Philippines!
There really is no specific recipe for this dessert and so easy to make. The order in which the ingredients are added varies widely. Primary ingredients generally include boiled red mung beans (munggo), kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains caramelized in sugar. 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.
And condensed milk or evaporated milk, instead of fresh milk, due to the tropical climate of the Philippines and the most important ingredient is ... shaved ice!
This one is made by my generous housemate. We just put all affordable and available ingredients.