As temperatures rise every day, so does the demand for dessert. And what better way to neutralize the heat than with the Filipino specialty halo-halo?
Halo-halo is a favorite even beyond the summer, but it’s especially delicious when the season gets hot. The dessert is made with shaved ice, topped with fruits, syrups and ice cream for a nice blend of sweet and crunchy.
Everyone has a version that they swear by–and here are a few that are guaranteed great choices.
With many branches around Cebu, Ice Castle’s halo-halo is the talk of the town for its fresh and delicious ingredients as well as its yummy presentation.
Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park; Raintree Mall, Gen. Maxilom Ave., Cebu City
Hidden along Katipunan Street in Barangay Labangon, Melton’s Halo-Halo has been tested and proven throughout the years. Their famous version of halo-halo comes with two scoops of ice cream and is sold at cheap price—at only P60.
Katipunan St., Labangon, Cebu City
Open from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM everyday
Famous for the ice-cream like the consistency of its halo-halo, Monbis only sells one type of halo-halo: the special kind. Aside from the usual ingredients, theirs come with crushed graham crackers, rice crisps, and ube-flavored ice cream, and then drizzled with chocolate syrup and garnished with a wafer stick.
F. Llamas St., Tisa, Labangon, Cebu City
Open from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM everyday
Different from the usual, Kuya J’s halo-halo uses milky ice, which makes their version taste like a milky sorbet.Ayala Center Cebu
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