Had a ‘we-time’ with my husband on Sunday, the kids went to Samal Island here in Davao with their cousins and we also have important stuff to attend to so we came back to the mainland. We dropped by Ice Giants, one of the convenient cold stops here in Davao and had two of these ‘Halo-halo’ – it’s a pinoy specialty and it’s deemed extra special during summer as it’s basically made of crushed ice topped with mixed sweets, often sweetened black beans, leche flan, jelly stuff in Christmas colors.. etc, etc. practically anything sweet that can go with crushed ice, it’s usually and must be finished off with evaporated milk and sugar is optional if you’re a sweet tooth, but the main character is the ube flavored ice-cream on top of them all.
I actually have no idea why ‘halo’halo’ sellers choose ube flavored ice-cream when they can actually top it with vanilla, strawberry or whatever – but seldom I see ‘halo-halo’ with these flavors on top, a reason why I kept thinking, why does ‘halo-halo’ have ube ice-cream on top? Any idea? It would be much appreciated!