HawHaw Dinosaur Recipe: Two Childhood Favorites Combined

Jerome Jocson (@emowredge)

Jerome Jocson (@emowredge)

Jica Simpas (@jicasimpas)

There’s always a kick of nostalgia when one sees the aquamarine wrapper of HawHaw. The milk candy is a favorite of many 90’s kids for its chalky texture and sweet, milky flavor. It’s basically compressed milk powder; so we figured that if you broke it down, it would make a delicious powder—one that we could use to make HawHaw Dinosaur.

You want it to be like a powder, but you leave some small bits for added texture for your topping!

This recipe is exactly what you think it is. It follows the same principle as the usual Milo Dinosaur, which is just a normal Milo drink, topped with undissolved Milo powder. To make the drink, blitz the HawHaw into a powder and mix it with milk. Then, finish it with some more powdered HawHaw on top.

We used a food processor to get the HawHaw to the right powdery texture. But if you don’t have a food processor at home, you can use a mortar and pestle. If you don’t have that, you can simply throw the candies into a Ziploc bag, then pound it with a heavy pan.

Does it look like a dinosaur yet?

Taking some inspiration from ice scramble, this HawHaw Dinosaur gets color from rainbow sprinkles. This is optional, but we suggest adding some of your own sweet toppings, like marshmallows or chocolate chips. These will help give the drink more sweetness.

HawHaw Dinosaur Recipe



Serving Size

1 person

Active Time

15 mins

Total Time

15 mins

Instructions for HawHaw Dinosaur

  1. Place HawHaw milk candies into a food processor and blitz until broken down into a powder.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, mix 5 tbsp of powdered HawHaw with milk.
  3. Place ice in a glass.
  4. Pour HawHaw and milk mixture into glass with ice.
  5. Top with leftover powdered HawHaw and rainbow sprinkles.

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