If you ask a Pinoy what’s the best way to cool down during the summer, they’ll probably tell you one of three things: find an air-conditioned mall, swim at the beach, or eat halo-halo — the ultimate summer dessert!
What is halo-halo
Halo-halo is an iced dessert usually made with milk, shaved or crushed ice, sweetened fruits, beans, jellies, leche flan, macapuno, ube jam, and ice cream. But what makes halo-halo unique is it’s really a choose-your-own-adventure kind of treat. You can add just about anything — including cereals and candies! Once you pour in the milk and add ice, all the flavors and textures come together harmoniously.
How to serve halo-halo
Halo-halo is a layered dessert, so it’s best to serve it that way so everyone can eat it however they prefer. Some like to mix up all the ingredients so they get all the good stuff in one bite. Others prefer to start with the ice cream topping first, then finish with the milky ice and preserves. And of course, halo-halo is served cold!
Tips to make an elevated, milky-sweet halo-halo
1 Use shaved ice
Ideally, shaved ice is what you want when making this dessert. It absorbs flavors evenly because it is so fine. The consistency is soft and pillowy, too.
2 Combine evaporated milk and condensed milk
To elevate your halo-halo experience, try Alaska’s tip — as demonstrated in the Milky-Sweet Halo-Halo recipe below. Instead of using plain milk, combine Alaska Classic Evaporated Filled Milk and Alaska Classic Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk. Together, these ingredients give this dessert Alaska’s distinct taste and creaminess, making it oh-so milky good!
Alaska’s Milky-Sweet Halo-Halo Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 15 minutes
Cooking Method: Mix and Chill
Alaska’s Milky-Sweet Halo-Halo Ingredients
30ml Alaska Classic Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons minatamis na saging
1 1/2 teaspoons minatamis na kamote
1 1/2 teaspoons green kaong
1 1/2 teaspoons red gulaman
1 1/2 teaspoons red beans
1 1/2 teaspoons macapuno balls
1 1/2 teaspoons langka
1 cup shaved ice
1 teaspoon ube jam
1 scoop ube ice cream
1 slice leche flan
37ml Alaska Classic Evaporated Filled Milk
How to make Alaska’s Milky-Sweet Halo-Halo
1. Pour Alaska Classic Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk into the halo-halo glass.
2. Layer the saging, kamote, kaong, gulaman, beans, macapuno, langka, and shaved ice in the glass.
3. Top this with ube jam, ube ice cream, leche flan, and toasted pinipig.
4. Finish off by pouring Alaska Classic Evaporated Filled Milk into the halo-halo. Serve and enjoy!
Alaska is a trusted brand by generations of Filipino moms, particularly its classic line which assures you of an angat or elevated taste. Alaska Classic Evaporated Filled Milk is the choice of those who really want to make their halo-halo taste extra special!
In fact, those who got free halo-halo from Alaska last March 18 can attest to this! In case you missed it, in honor of National Halo-Halo Day, Alaska gave out free halo-halo all across the country!
Beat the heat by making Alaska’s Milky-Sweet Halo-Halo this summer! Visit Alaska Nanay Club’s website for more recipes using Alaska products. Follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram for updates.