Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How To Mix Heaven

 You start with a good manual ice crusher.
It does not require batteries or electricity
but just your eager and excited hands!
 With good efforts I can produce fine crushed ice
which I happily scoop on a bowl.
 Then I top it with sweetened boiled kamote (sweet potato) . . .
 . . . and followed by sweetened boiled bananas:
 . . . and followed by sweetened boiled langka (jackfruit):
 Then I top it with more ice:
 I actually cover the whole thing with ice:

An top it with sago:

And top it with ube (purple yam) ice cream
not unless I have the real mashed ube . . .

And sprinkle pinipig (rice crispies) over it:

Mix everything with love:

And I got myself my own home-made Halo-halo
which I can have by demand right from the fridge:
Yum!

This cool summery delight is called Halo-halo which stands for mixed concoction (mostly fruits) on a bed of crushed ice. I like to think of halo-halo to best describe our culture of mixed inspiration from our neighboring east and from the west.

In my tropical country it is always a welcome snacks. And my sister Luchie would always try to prepare some ingredients which are then cooled in the fridge so we can  have halo-halo any time we like!


I like halo-halo in the afternoon.
After a break from creative work
it provides a good chillout snacks.
I only wish my dog Sweepy can have some
but he can only have his own flavored yogurt
which he finishes fastbreak in a minute
before I can even take my second taste of halo-halo!

5 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

This looks delicious Lui, and colorful too. Sounds like the perfect thing for hot summer days.
Please give big hugs to my favorite fella!
xo.

Plant Chaser said...

That looks delicious Lui! Ube in halo-halo is a favorite of mine. I like that you use fresh fruits, that is how my mom prepares her halo-halo. None of this preserved in syrup nonsense that has become more common.
-- Bom

Plant Chaser said...

That looks delicious Lui! Ube in halo-halo is a favorite of mine. I like that you use fresh fruits, that is how my mom prepares her halo-halo. None of this preserved in syrup nonsense that has become more common.
-- Bom

Denise said...

I wish I could pop over for a dish of this Lui. Yum!!! Enjoyed the photos, especially the last one :)

Viola said...

It looks very delicious, I would like to taste that, your halo-halo! =)