clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Ginataang Halo Halo

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 4 reviews
  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Guinataang Halo Halo or Binignit is a Filipino hot dessert / snack dish that is made out of different root crops (sweet potato, taro, yam and cassava), cardaba bananas , tapioca pearls, galapong (rice flour dough) and jack fruit served in a sweet coconut sauce. This odd combination is where it got its name from because when it is translated it means “different items cooked in coconut milk”.


  • 6 pcs cardaba bananas, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 4 pcs medium sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 6 pcs small taro (you can also use the big ones but take a note on cooking time), cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup ripe jackfruit, sliced
  • 1.2 litres coconut milk
  • sugar or any sweetener of choice, according to your preference of sweetness
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup water


  1. In a mixing bowl add the glutinous rice flour, pour water bit by bit while trying to form a big ball of dough. Once it is firm enough to shape and does not break easily stop adding the water, do not exceed 1 cup of water. Pinch a small amount of rice dough and make a small dough roughly 1.5 cm in diameter set aside and do it with the rest of the remaining dough.
  2. In a pot add coconut milk then bring to a boil, turn the heat to low.
  3. Add taro and simmer for 5-10 minutes. The time here depends on the type taro used, if you used the small ones simmer only for 5 minutes, if you used the big ones (they tend to cook slower) simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add jackfruit and sweet potatoes then simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add bananas, rice balls and sago then simmer for additional 5 minutes while gently mixing to avoid sticking.
  6. Now add the sugar and salt, serve hot or cold.