Halo halo, which means “mix mix” in Filipino, is a traditional shaved ice dessert. It’s traditionally topped with tropical fruit, evaporated milk, and a variety of items such as sweetened beans and yams that in flavor, texture or both are not what Americans tend to look for in desserts. Chef Dale Talde puts his own spin on halo halo, starting with a simple syrup flavored with coconut water and infused with lemon grass and chile. That is poured over shaved ice, which is ...

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