My best friend is filipino and this is not the halo halo I am used to although it sounds yummy. I also work at a hospital with tons of filipinos and the bring halo halo for desert when we do pot luck. If you want to try more traditional halo halo then couchpotatochins suggestion is good. I have also seen and tasted toppings such as creamed corn, different beans, fresh or canned fruits (jack fruit, lychee, mandarin oranges, berries) and instead of jell-o they use different canned gelatin squares, like coconut. I have never seen halo halo with ice cream in it either. Usually you layer shaved ice, toppings and then condensed mik, coconut milk, or creamed corn on top... ...sounds a little weird but I dare you to try it, very yummy.
I would just like to note that this isn't how we halo-halo is made here in the Philippines. Authentic halo-halo is never prepared with cantaloupe, papaya, honeydew or strawberry jell-o. Anyone who wants to try this recipe might mix all the fruits and the jell-o in ice cream glasses first, then add the shaved ice, pour milk and add sugar to taste, then top with a scoop of the vanilla ice cream before serving.
This was good but not great. I like the halo halo mixture that you could buy in a bottle from an oriental store much better. Im sure some people would like this, but DH and I thought it was ok.