Feel the cold ?

coldoceanlrDid you know that the blues of the colors spectrum, associated with water, are called “Cold Colors”?

Cruising the Pacific Ocean this morning, a bit of “cold” was all we really needed. May is the hottest month of the year in the Philippines, and the only thing that can evoke cold at 10AM is the famous “Halo Halo” (mix-mix), the traditional Filipino treat : mix fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk and shaved ice. Top with a scoop of ice cream and a little cookie on the side for the real starving ones.

5mn in the mouth, 5 years on the hips“, as my grand mother used to say…

But hey, today is Friday and Calories don’t count on weekends!

Bon Appetit!



34 thoughts on “Feel the cold ?

    1. Massively delicious 🙂 The trick is to mix up everything… Not the lightest treat ever, but diet stuff will never ever taste as good 😉 Have a lovely day!

  1. Woow! And yet another treat to try. I’ve never heard of this, so I’m glad you presented it for this challenge. Thank you for that and your humor! Lol. This is a great post

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂
      Make sure you eat light before ordering this dessert, and that you are not seated too comfortably, or else you ‘ll have a hard time standing up again. The stuff is quite.. heavy 😉 But really worth it! Have a sweet day dear 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Britta 🙂 I am sure any Filipino anywhere in the world knows about Halo Halo. Maybe you can find one not too far from your place? or I ll fedex you some, no worries 😉

      1. Well, I’ll have into it! Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to make it to the Philippines when I’m teaching in Thailand later this year. 🙂

      2. Are you going to THailand? where? what will you teach? it’s hardly 4h fly, and as much as the Thai food is the best of the world (with Italian. And French!), the real beaches are Filipinos! See you there then 🙂

      3. I’m teaching English there starting in September! Only four hours? So tempting! I think I’ll have to make sure a trip over there happens for sure. 🙂

      4. I will be in Chiang Mai for my training course and then I don’t know where! I will be placed in a school somewhere in Thailand. It’s kind of scary to not know where I’ll be, but also really exciting. 🙂

      5. I bet it is super exciting ! Will follow all the stories … See you there or here !!

  2. I’ll have that ube halo-halo puhleeezzzz!!!! 🙂 anything ube, i absolutely love!!!

    1. My daughter is just the same! Plus she loves purple, so ube in the bread, in ice cream, cakes… You can find it easily in the States, right?

      1. Nooooooo!!!!! 😦 you are breaking my heart. IF I see ube ice cream at any asian/oriental store here, I always scoop it up. who knows when you’re going to see another one being sold. and ube cakes? i’ve never seen one! you are so lucky. 🙂

      2. Yes I feel like the older I get the more I’ve turned into a foodie. And Pinoy food is def on top of my list. The taste is just different when you eat it there. 🙂 I’m sure you crave for real authentic French food too.

  3. Calories don’t count on weekends!? Hmm, that might change things 😛 Your ice cream looks utterly delicious. Love your deep blue ocean shot and discussion on cool colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. And each time you eat with your eyes closed, calories won’t count either. It’s a magic trick, but it works if you really believe it 😉 Have a sweet Sunday!

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