Guinataang Halo-Halo (Coconut Milk Medley)

Guinataang halo-halo or coconut milk medley or “binignit” in Bisaya, is one of the merienda that we usually have during Lenten season back in the Philippines.  We have this ginataang halo-halo every afternoon especially during holy week, this is our family tradition.

Ingredients :

  • 5 cups fresh coconut milk (or 1 can coconut milk, diluted with 4 cups water)
  • 1 pandan leaf
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • gabi (taro root or yam), cut into cubes
  • 2 ripe saba (plantain bananas), cut into cubes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup preserved langka, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
(Cooking Measurements )

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Simmer coconut milk and pandan leaf over moderate heat.  Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add sweet potato, gabi and saba(plantain bananas) into simmering coconut milk and cook for 20 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add langka and tapioca.  (If using regular tapioca, add it with the sweet potatoes because it takes longer to cook.)
  4. Tapioca is cooked when it turns clear.  If a white spot is still visible in the center, cook until it disappears for about 5 minutes more.  Taste and add more sugar if necessary.
  5. Serves 6 to 8.
VARIATION:
Add bilo-bilo after tapioca is fully cooked.  Guinataang Bilo-bilo (Glutinous Rice Flour Balls in Coconut Syrup)

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10 Responses to “Guinataang Halo-Halo (Coconut Milk Medley)”

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  1. gemskie says:

    i love palitaw,filipino desserts,sweet recipes,sarap talaga!!

  2. glean deplomo says:

    i love binignit……………especially when my mom was cooked….

    • ivy jane martin says:

      i love ginataang baka ……… especially when my mom cook

  3. Cristall Jah Llanzana says:

    omg!!! i really love it i wish i can cook all this recipes yum! yum! yum! yum!

  4. marianne says:

    iloveyour site…make my cooking very easy…
    hope my family will love it! thanks

  5. josephine hernandez says:

    The best merienda ever!Thank you for including this recipe!

  6. yuko rica says:

    you know that’s my favorite hmmm.love it

  7. arlene says:

    tuwing uuwi ako ng pipilinas ito ang lagi ko miryenda.kaya pinag aralan ko ring lutuin dito.and to share w/my pinay friends japanese friends.thank’s for pilipino recipe

  8. u8mypinkcookies says:

    I love this.. and also guinataang bilo-bilo 😀 love it with lots of camote, saba, sago, bilo-bilo and langka!

    Yummy.. and I eat it chilled.

  9. maricel pacis says:

    guinataang bilo-bilo is my favorite snacks but i don’t know how to cook thank’s for filipino recepi.

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