As the hot summer months come in there is a noticeable proliferation of signs slinging from gates all with the same words – “Halo-Halo 4 Sale.” Made of a mix of shaved ice, milk and different boiled, sugary beans, yams or coconut meat that is served in a tall glass or wide bowl, this famous summer dessert has made many or our days much cooler.
Generally there are two kinds of halo-halo, the ordinary and the special. The addition of a scoop (or two) of ice cream at the top of the mix is the only outward change to differentiate the halo-halo varieties. But when you mix all the ingredients together, the ice cream in the halo-halo truly makes this dessert special.
Next time you come across a store offering halo-halo, have a taste of cool summer by ordering one tall glass.