When summer comes I remember those childhood days that I would hurriedly collect coins from my parents cabinet to buy my favorite thirst quenching summer snack: Ice-candy. Whatever is the flavor, there will always be a magic in store in everybite of it. A truly refreshing means to beat the heat of the summer! We did had a refrigerator at home so most of the time we are just buying it from the neighbor. So when the day comes, my uncle sold us their old refrigerator, it was ice-candy everyday. Making this is fun and easy. You can make your kids help you in preparing this. You can use your fruit drinks or be creative in using other flavors. The following recipes calls for simple fruit drink based ice-candies to more elaborate flavors.
And you, what is the flavor of your favorite ice-candy?
1. Ice Candy
for simpler flavors you can use any fruit drinks you have available: whether in powder or in concentrate
orange powder drink (prepare as indicated in the label)
strawberry flavor drink (prepare as indicated in the label)
chocolate milk flavor
Chocolate powder mixed with some milk, prepare as indicated in the label
2. Ice candy
for more creative flavor:
one fourth cup of sago (tapioca)
1 tablespoon of dried raisins
half a cup of shredded coconut meat
1 sweetened banana (saba in preferance)
half a cup of melon strips
half a liter of coconut juice
one fourth cup of evaporated milk
5 tablespoons of sugar
For simple flavors after preparing your juices with the help of a funnel pour them on your ice-candy bags. Fill them half-way and close them by making a knot. Freeze for 24 hours.
For halo-halo flavors, mix everything in a big bowl. Taste the sweetness to determine if you want to add more or less sugar. Pour them with the help of your funnel on your ice-candy bags. Freeze them for at least 24 hours.
3. Ice Candy
for Ice-cream like Ice Candy
1 kilo of fruit (mango/langka/avocado/etc)
1 big can of condensed milk
half a cup of water
you can add some yabu or cassava flour (1 tablespoon)
Choose well ripe mangoes for this recipe. Scoop them and make a purée using your blender. Then dissolve your cassava flour and water and pour this on your mango purée. Add one can of condensed milk. Continue blending until well mix. Laddle this mango mixture in your ice-candy plastic bags and freeze.