This one's called Halo Halo! This dessert a friend actually brought back for me from Queens, New York but can be easily made at home. This is a filipino dessert that is popular to eat during hot weather. The main ingredients are ice, tapioca, condensed sweet milk, and yummy low fat ice cream on top!
Five years ago, Filipino food was little known in New York City outside of ethnic enclaves like Little Manila in Woodside, Queens, and a cluster of groceries and restaurants along First Avenue in the East Village that cater to families of Filipino nurses. Here, the ube macapuno ice cream cone at 2nd City in the West Village. (Photo: Emon Hassan for The New York Times)
Halo Halo at Purple Yam | 44 Frozen Treats You Need To Try In NYC This Summer This fabulous, towering Filipino dessert is busy in the best way. You might not be able to identify everything in it (shaved ice, coconut, tropical fruits, sweet beans, flan, and purple yam ice cream, to start with) but you’ll be too busy eating it to care. (1314 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn)
Casa Manila (Filipino) | NORTH YORK: 879 York Mills at Don Mills (S of 401, W of DVP) | #2 of Top 10 Filipino Restos in Toronto. Good reviews. Full bar. Also serving Halo Halo (purple yam ice cream), a dessert that's been. popular this summer. Outdoor patio; very traditional-looking inside. | Blog TO
Two ice cream sandwiches come to an order at House of Inasal, a Filipino restaurant in Woodside, Queens. They suggest overgrown sliders in school-spirit colors: regal ube (purple yam) ice cream on golden rolls of baliwag, rich with eggs and milk. | The Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in NYC (Photo: An Rong Xu for The New York Times)