In one of my posts on Family Day Sundays, I mentioned that I already purchased an ice shaver. When I speak of ice shaver, it was the manual type and not the electrical or automatic ones. If you are not familiar with it, here's how it looks like:
|Manual Ice Shaver|
It resemble a wood plane with a sharp blade inside. You can adjust the blade's position if you want the ice to be coarse or fine. As you pass the shaver to the ice with a slight pressure, the ice will go inside then get it by opening the top cover.
Having an ice shaver, preparing merienda coolers like halo-halo, mais con yelo or banana con yelo is not a problem anymore.
Here are the basic steps in doing the 3 merienda coolers mentioned above.
Halo-halo - Just fill the glass with layers of gulaman, nata de coco, mongo beans, sago, corn kernel and any sweetened fruits you want like buko, macapuno, langka, banana (saba variety) and others. Fill the remaining space of the glass with shaved ice, pour enough amount of evaporated milk. Finally topped with a scoop of halaya and leche flan.
|Banana con Yelo|
Banana con Yelo - In a tall glass, place about 1/4 cup of sago and 1/4 cup of sliced sweetened banana (saba variety). Just like the halo-halo, fill the remaining space of the glass with shaved ice, pour about 1/4 cup of evaporated milk then topped with a tablespoonful of sago, few pieces of sliced sweetened banana and toasted pinipig.
|Mais con Yelo|
Finally, here's Mais con Yelo - In a tall glass, place about 1/2 cup of corn kernel then fill the remaining space with shaved ice. Pour about 1/4 cup of evaporated milk then topped with corn flakes.
Mommy asked me how to make ice scramble. How about you, care to share some recipes that you used shaved ice?