Staying Cool



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.


Author: outwalking
Life time student

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