One of my Summer Bucket List is that I will try to make my own Halo Halo. Halo halo is a summer food dessert staple for Filipinos. When the heat is too much to handle one tends to eat food that cools you down and there's always a Halo Halo and stand near you in the Philippines.
It is a mix of beans and fruits in sugar syrup and you put them in a tall glass and you add ice and evap milk and you mix [mix] (which is the English translation of halo halo). Needless to say that I miss this food. So when I saw this Macapuno in Syrup in a local Asian store I just know that I have to make one now!
Macapuno (Coconut Sport) is a part of Coconut family. Outside it looks like a normal coconut but when you open its shell the flesh is full! Puno from the Macapuno means full actually too. The flesh is soft and the color is almost translucent in the middle.
It also helps that I have Red Mongo (Adzuki) beans in syrup at home as I am planning on making some Mongo Bread. So I can really do the Halo halo already! So here's how to do it. Promise its easy.
*Mongo beans in syrup is easy to do. Just soak the beans in water for 8 hours. Then soften the beans by boiling is continuously. Add sugar when the beans are soft and thicken the syrup.
a tablespoon or two of the following:
Macapuno in Syrup
Mongo Beans in Syrup
- Add everything in a tall glass
- Add the crushed ice on top.
- Pour Evaporated Milk
- Top with leche flan (you can find how to cook it here)
- And serve!