The heat level where I live is unbearable. I have a good supply of popsicles but I heard of this cool treat that looks more refreshing. I am not familiar with some of the ingredients but there is an Asian Market that is very close.
I was able to find most of the ingredients except the ube ice cream so I substituted it with a rainbow sherbet. Not sure what ube tastes like but it is a sweet yam, so now I will be on the look out for it as I would like to know what it takes like.
Here’s the recipe but once you get the ingredients it really needs no instructions on how to put it together.
1/2 cup sweet beans
1/2 cup sweet palm fruit
1/2 cup coconut gelatin (nata de coco)
1/2 cup shredded young coconut
1/2 cup jackfruit
1/4 cup prepared ube
8 cups shaved or crushed ice
1 can evaporated milk
1 quart mango ice cream
1 quart ube ice cream
1/4 cup crispy rice cereal
Start with 4 tall glasses. In each glass add 2 Tablespoons each of the following: sweet beans, sweet palm fruit, nata de coco, shredded young coconut, and jackfruit. Then add 1 Tablespoon of prepared ube to each glass.
Fill each glass to the top with about 2 cups of shaved ice, then top with 3-4 Tablespoons of evaporated milk.
Onto the top of each glass, add one scoop each of mango ice cream and ube ice cream. Top with 1 Tablespoon of crispy rice cereal.
Honestly it was good but they best thing about it was it was cold.
While I was out, I picked up supplies for my old stand by. Hawaiian shaved ice. When I lived in Hawaii I found this place called Matsumoto’s and they are famous for their shaved ice.
I bought a ice shaving machine many years ago and it still works. While I was at the Asian store, they had the red azuki beans. For the syrup, I use Koolaid but when I add the water I make it real sweet so don’t use the directions on the packet.
They way they make it is to put in a scoop of the azuki beans with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Cover it well with a mound of shaved ice. Drizzle the Koolaid concentrate over the ice.
Stay cool and enjoy the treats.