Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Cold Refreshing Filipino Drinks and Desserts

In the Philippines, summer is between March to May months. To beat the summer heat, here are some Filipino drinks and dessert quenchers:

Fresh fruit juices such as mango, pineapple, buko (coconut), watermelon, other fruit juices.

Halo – Halo (mix – mix in English) is a favorite dessert and a fantastic quencher for summer. It consists of mixed fruits (banana, jackfruit, macapuno or silky coconut, sweet preserves (leche-flan, ube sweet dessert or purple yam), coconut gelatin, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. To make it more delicious, top it with one or two scoops of your favorite ice cream. Halo-halo is so popular which is commonly available in restaurants and nearby stores in most villages and towns of the country.

Sago Gulaman is a Filipino refreshing drink composed of jellies (gelatin powders), dried tapioca pearls, sweet syrup, shaved ice.