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.


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This is a filipino treat, Halo Halo. Visit any Filipino store and they will know where to get Ube ice cream (that would be the purple one). Some filipino restaurants might even serve Halo Halo. There nothing more refreshing than Halo Halo on a hot day. I also love Ube frozen yogurt. You can always try to find a Cold Stone frozen yogurt place... they usually have Ube flavor yogurt.
8 months ago
livinginthepacific There is a Cold Stone nearby but I didn't think to look there. I did look at Trader Joe's but no luck. I will go to Cold Stone this week, I just want to see what Ube tastes like.
8 months ago
outwalking Ube has become one of my favorite ice cream and yogurt flavors, next to chocolate of course!
8 months ago
good treat
8 months ago
thedawn It was sweet and refreshing.
8 months ago