Sweet Treats in Coconut Milk and Jack fruit

Pinoy’s Ginataang Halu-Halo

As one blogger noticed and commented on my previous posts that it seems Filipino dishes are commonly cooked with coconut milk. I say, he’s correct. Even some of our favorite desserts and snacks are with coconut milk. Hence, today, I’ll feature a snack with jack fruit. This is also dedicated to Irene of Slice of Mexico who would love to know more of our jack fruit dishes. This is one of the most popular aside from the jack fruit stew in coconut milk or Ginataang Langka πŸ™‚ This is β€˜Ginataang Halu-Halo’ or snacks made from root crops, ripe jack fruit, corn and coconut milk. Halu-halo is a Filipino word which means mix of everything. There’s a cold version of halu-halo which is one of our popular desserts with crushed iced, milk, cooked jack fruit seed pods and sweetened root crops.

These are the ingredients: 5 pieces not so ripe saba banana, 2 pieces taro, 2 pieces sweet potato, 1 cup sweet corn, 1 cup ripe jack fruit, 6 cups coconut milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla

Cooking process

For the preparation, wash, clean and peel the root crops, cut them into dice. For the ripe jackfruit, just get the yellow seed pods, take off the seeds.

In a deep pan, bring to boil the coconut milk, keep stirring to avoid lumps. When it’s boiling, add in the jack fruit, diced sweet potatoes (camote), banana and taro. Simmer until they become tender. Add in sweet corn. Simmer for some more minutes, finally add the sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Ginataang Halu-Halo

For this version, I didn’t include sago. Some add pandan leaves to enhance fragrance and flavor. It’s carbohydrate loaded sweet snacks.


Published by Maria Cristina Gino Baroso

Education advocate and travel lover

31 thoughts on “Sweet Treats in Coconut Milk and Jack fruit

  1. We eat raw jackfruit or cook it with lot of species and eat with rice. Never had thought of jackfruit in a dessert. It is very sweet itself. But this recipe is very unique.

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  2. Hi, Maria.
    Firstly, thanks for stopping by my blog. It helps me to meet you. I am really impressed after reading about you and your thoughts. It will be a nice journey with you to find more about Philippines πŸ™‚
    By the way, the dessert looks delicious. πŸ˜€

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