Halo-Halo is a Filipino Dessert All About the Mixing

Liz Grossman

While Filipino halo-halo is stunning to stare at, the fun lies in the mixing. Tagalog for “mix-mix,” halo-halo is a sweet and savory hodgepodge of beans, fruit, sweetened condensed milk and shaved ice. Colorful contents may include boiled, sweetened kidney beans, garbanzos, fruit, tapioca, purple yam and more. Bryan Collante, chef of Chicago’s Untitled Supper Club, made his own version of the dessert for a Filipino-themed pop-up dinner. The inspiration...