Ice Candy

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:

halo-halo 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.


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Comments: 37

  1. alexa October 1, 2009 at 7:29 am Reply

    i am searching for an ice candy that has a texture like ice cream :-) , and i came across you site. thanks for the added flavors. i’ll experiement on that… Keep on.God Bless!

  2. Tina February 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Where can i get the ice candy wrappers

    • Althea July 30, 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply

      Hi, if you’re in US, you can get it from eBay and if you’re in the UK you can then buy it from Amazon…

  3. Lhie April 27, 2010 at 6:22 am Reply

    How to do an ice candy that tastes like ice cream?

  4. mamrey albino May 31, 2010 at 9:22 am Reply

    in bahrain is summer an i miss da ice candy evry were in our country,sa pilipinas.

  5. Vivian June 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm Reply

    I just would like to ask how to make my ice candy taste like an ice cream or creamy, any secret recipe you can share with me. Thanks.

  6. ritchie berdon August 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm Reply

    how to do an ice candy like fruit salad and cookies and cream?

  7. angel August 25, 2010 at 8:03 am Reply

    how to make an ice candy creamy? which should not too costly..

  8. celina September 20, 2010 at 9:11 am Reply

    i love this

  9. maldita September 22, 2010 at 7:09 am Reply

    pano gumawa ng ice candy n pino ice.

  10. Jigs November 18, 2010 at 10:32 am Reply

    Ice candy? Madali lng, bsta paghaluin lng mga sangkap na gusto m0, then tikman kung tama ang timpla. Try nyo ice candy na gawa sa avocado fruits, gamit ang blender, then lagay xa ice candy wrapper. 24hrs xa freezer. Pwd dn manggo,

  11. meeh January 17, 2011 at 11:19 am Reply

    For creamy, use carnation milk that you have already heated on the stove to add to the other ingredients

  12. luisa January 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm Reply

    You put “yabu” on it. It’s a starchy white powder mixed in a boiling water. This boiled water with yabu is then cooled until you can put your desired ingredients. This will make your candy creamy like an iced cream.

  13. steve February 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm Reply

    where can i get the bags to make these….

  14. coolpearlz March 5, 2011 at 10:42 am Reply

    for ice cream effect, add milk and cream or coconut cream (gata), best flavors are fruits like avocado or mango, also love corn, monggo, and chocolates…enjoy! ?

  15. golda July 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm Reply


  16. Leziel September 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm Reply

    to make an ice candy creamy add “yabo” powder its like a starch, add water and cook to make a paste then add desired flavors

  17. marl cal October 18, 2011 at 5:25 am Reply

    can you give me a procedure of making ice candy creamy like an ice cream please send in my email add

  18. jocelyn January 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply

    how can i make an ice candy taste like ice cream?

  19. carla dava February 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply

    cassava milk.kung gusto mo masarap pa haluan ng powdermilk…mix all parang ice cream na

  20. Mauie March 16, 2012 at 9:37 am Reply

    San nakakabili ng yabo powder?

  21. letty March 19, 2012 at 5:28 am Reply

    where can i buy “yabo” in manila?

  22. Doreen April 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm Reply

    when po ba ilalagay ang coconut cream to make the ice candy taste like ice cream? lulutuin pa po ba ang coconut milk? thanks po!

  23. lynne April 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply

    where i can buy “yabu”

  24. Aliah April 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Add cassava flour “yabo” to make your ice candy smooth and creamy like an ice cream..

  25. Carrenjane April 21, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply

    In my experience, i boiled water with pre-dissolved cornstarch until slightly viscuous then templahin sa sugar, gata, and milk , and vanilla extract, as desired. Ihalo yung gustong flavor(powder form-predissolved with water) kng medyo mainit pa para mabilis mahomogenize. Idagdag ang fruits or nuts na gusto nyo at i-pack using an elastic ice-candy wrappers. Siguradong you would have an icecream-like texture at malinamnam na produkto afterwards. Enjoy :)

  26. phokz April 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm Reply


    can someone please give me your cremiest ice candy ever????????
    please include all the ingredients as well as the procedures and most
    especially the tip on how to make my ice candy the way,where
    exactly to buy the yabo?

    thank you soooooooo much!

  27. MDM May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am Reply

    Does anyone have the measurements of ingredients to make ice candy? I’m going to try and make flavors like avocado or cantalope.

  28. eva May 11, 2012 at 10:33 am Reply

    me paggumawa ng ice candy, nagiging prang ice cream style cya pagnilagyan ng casava flour, then milk, sugar and flavor.cguraduhin lng na haluin ng husto ang flour sa malamig ng water before ilagay sa pinakuluang water. dpat maluto ang flour. pwd rin lagyan ng food color depende sa flavor.

  29. hasina May 15, 2012 at 5:53 am Reply

    what is yabu? is it corn starch or cassava starch… where to buy it?

  30. cathy June 13, 2012 at 6:40 am Reply

    instead of yabu what elsethe another ingredients to make an ice candy like ice cream???coz yabu not take too long when its out of the freezer “napapanis sya”…

  31. rowie July 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Anyone, pls. tell me what is Yabo or Yabu , where I can buy them ? Pls. let me know.

    My kids loves Ice candy, I want to make some for them.

    Thanks much in advance.

  32. Hilda July 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply

    @Rowie I’ve seen some yabu or cassava cornstarch on supermarkets like Cash and Carry. If not, you can probably find them on some vegetarian stores because I think vegetarians use them for cooking filipino dishes that requires the texture of pork fat. Goodluck.

  33. Angelina Rigos August 8, 2012 at 8:37 am Reply


    • Hilda August 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm Reply

      engaging in any business requires a thorough understanding of the market and the demand. It is hard to give an exact amount of the ingredients for making ice candy as prices tend to vary. I suggest to make flavors based on the fruits in season, that way there are much cheaper. Try first to make experiments in your kitchen; prepare small batches of ice candy that your friends and family can taste. Use the recipe posted here as a base but you can modify it depending on your own ingredients of your choice. goodluck!

  34. Edz August 30, 2012 at 6:09 am Reply

    Hi.. do you have any idea kung ano english word ng ‘oraro’? Sorry ha.. out of the topic but I’ve been searching for it through the internet but haven’t found one. Thank you so much sa makakatulong..

    • jocelyn October 16, 2012 at 12:37 am Reply

      I think oraro is arrowroot. . specialty of marinduquenios

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