Halo Halo | B Sweet Dessert Bar
Perhaps the most well-known of Filipino desserts, halo-halo translates to “mix mix” and is just that: a jumble of toppings that you literally mix up to eat. The combination of sweet toppings may vary, but there is a general formula: a starchy base like boiled beans or ube; a syrupy fruit like macapuno coconut or jackfruit; a layer of jello; a layer of shaved ice; some ice cream or leche flan; and, finally, a drizzle of evaporated milk. Los Angeles bakery B Sweet Dessert Bar has recently incorporated ube into their menu in several new items!
Ube Cheesecake | Hood Famous Bakeshop
Hood Famous Bakeshop, an online bakeshop in Seattle, garnered buzz for its ube cheesecake after it debuted in October 2013 as an item on Food & Sh*t’s pop-up menu.
Ube Ice Cream Sandwich | Cafe86
Fried Chicken & Ube Waffles | Maharlika
Ube Donuts | Manila Social Club
The Williamsburg restaurant began offering the ube donuts when the chef made them as snack for his employees. Now called Ube Bae Donuts, customers could order them online for $40 a dozen—freshly made and picked up on Fridays only. Back in December, Manila Social Club posted an image of said donuts on Instagram. The gold-ube donut was “adorned with icing made with Cristal champagne and filled with an ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with 24k Gold.”
Have you tried any outstanding ube desserts recently? Be sure to share in the comments below!