Craving an Icy Treat? Pepper Hacks Razon’s Halo-Halo


A popular kapampangan treat, Razon’s Halo-Halo entered the Metro Manila market in 2003. Since then, the simpler variety of Halo-Halo has become a favorite among the region’s residents and continues to expand. Instead of the smorgasbord of flavorings our usual Halo-Halo has, Razon’s version boasts of a simpler alternative featuring sweetened bananas, macapuno, and the sought after leche flan.

While there might be contested claims on the original version of this halo-halo, there is one thing that can’t be denied—we crave this icy treat at the mere thought of it. While our version may not exactly replicate the original, we get very close! The fine texture of the ice is difficult to replicate at home, and lacks the depth of flavor we’re familiar with in the original. But the straightforward combination of sweetened bananas and macapuno is enough to satisfy our sweet tooth. If you can’t get your hands on a glass of Razon’s halo-halo, this easy recipe will tide you over until the next time you do!



Serving Size

2 people

Active Time

45 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes

  1. In a pot, boil together water and sugar.
  2. Once sugar is dissolved, and salt and vanilla extract and mix.
  3. Add the bananas in the pot and adjust heat to medium.
  4. Cook until bananas are fork tender, about 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  6. In a bowl or pitcher, whisk evaporated milk and carabao milk until well combined.
  7. To assemble, divide macapuno between two glasses.
  8. Divide cooled bananas and add over the macapuno then top with ice.
  9. Pour over the milk mixture and top with slices of leche flan.

8 Responses

  1. the carabao’s milk is in the leche flan. the milk is old school evap, room temp.

  2. Someone told me that the secret to Razon’s halohalo is crushed San Nicolas cookies (uraro-like cookie that they also sell)

  3. That ice used originally by Razon’s is either: 1.) sabaw ng buko. 2.) gatas ng kalabaw.

    Or yung ginagamit ata nilang gatas is gatas ng kalabaw (originally).

    1. Hi Katcho, that sounds like a great idea! That reminds us of Taiwanese Baobing. We’ll give it a shot some time.

    1. Hi Skeptic, carabao’s milk seems like a good addition to this recipe! You can use that as an alternative to evaporated milk in your halo-halo. Let us know how it tastes, we’d love to hear about it. 🙂

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