Recipe

Strawberry Pineapple Halo Halo

Video created and sponsored by Kenmore

Halo Halo is a one of the most favorite and classic Filipino desserts. Traditionally made with exotic fruits like jackfruit, colorful coconut jellies and sweet red beans, this icy and milky treat is most notably topped with ube (purple yam) or mango ice cream, a bite of leche flan and crispy pinipig (glutinous rice crisps).

I teamed up with Kenmore to create a stateside version with the same ideas of taking fruits and jellies and topping with ice cream. 

I took fresh strawberries and cooked them down with sugar as the base, delicious sweet pineapple, blueberry jello and topped the ice blended with milk with strawberry ice cream and rice crispy cereal.

This is a real treat to try at home! Enjoy!



Strawberry Pineapple Halo Halo

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced jello
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated or whole milk
  • Optional: 1/4 cup sweet condensed milk
  • 2 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • Rice crispy cereal for topping
  • Waffle straw
Instructions:

Cook down the strawberries and sugar until it turns into a chunky jam/syrup consistency. Set aside to cool. 

Blend the ice and milk together. If you want to add condensed milk to make a sweeter mixture, add it in now as well. Blend until it's a thick blended ice mixture. 

In a tall glass, stack the ingredients -- strawberries, pineapples, jello, blended ice and top with ice cream and rice crispies. 

HOW THE HECK DO I EAT THIS?! 

The literal translation of Halo Halo is "Mix Mix". The idea is to take all these delicious ingredients and mix it all up so that you get a little of everything in a spoonful. 

I hope you enjoyed by version of Halo Halo. I hope you venture and find some traditional Halo Halo in your area and give it a try! 




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