Guinataang Halo-halo

This ginataan halo halo recipe is one of a kind Filipino recipe that is best served as dessert and merienda as well. It can also be served either hot/warm or cold.

Guinataang halo-halo main ingredients are bananas (saging na saba), kamote (sweet potatoes), gabi (taro), sago (tapioca balls) and bilo-bilo (sticky rice balls) that is cooked in sweetened coconut milk. In this particular recipe I have included fresh langka (jackfruit) for a more flavorful and inviting taste.

Ginataang Halo-halo










  • 6 saba bananas
  • 4 yellow kamote (sweet potatoes)
  • 1 pc big gabi (taro)
  • 1 c. of small boiled sago (tapioca pearls) or 1/2 c. glutinous rice
  • 5 c. of coconut milk
  • 1 c. of  brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 c. sweetened or fresh langka strips

Cooking Instructions

  1. Peel the bananas, kamote and gabi. Cut into chunks (1″ to 11/2″ chunks would be ideal).
  2. Boil about 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Add the gabi and glutinous rice or boiled tapioca pearls.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the kamote and banana. Simmer for another 10 minutes,  stirring every few minutes.
  5. Add the sugar and salt. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk and add on the sweetened langka strips, cook over low heat, uncovered, for another five minutes or until everything is tender but not mushy, stirring often to avoid sticking.
  7. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy your yummy guinataan halo halo!

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