This treat didn't fail to bring a smile to our friends, and I can be sure that it reminded them of many fun summers back home in the Philippines. Incidentally, the kids also loved these! Traditionally, ice candy comes in coconut, melon, milk, avocado, and chocolate flavours. For this batch, we tried mango, strawberry, and avocado. All are winners.
We used canned manges in this instance, as sweet, fresh mangoes are not readily available. These came out right, though we're sure fresh mangoes would taste even better. Also, we could not find the plastic wrapper on sale here; we had to ask friends coming over from the Philippines to buy some for us. If you know where we can buy some plastic wrapper here in Wellington, we'd love to hear from you.
This recipe makes 32 pieces. We actually used just half the can of condensed milk and evaporated milk. Double the fruit, water, and cream quantities if you want to completely use up all the milk, in which case you will have around 64 pieces of ice candy to share.
- 300 ml fresh cream
- 200 g condensed milk
- 200ml evaporated milk
- as needed white sugar
- 3 cups water
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- 7-9 pieces strawberries
- 1 ripe mango, or a canned one
Whip up the fresh cream. Add the condensed milk and evaporated milk and mix well. Divide equally into 3.
Prepare the fruits by mashing each up (not totally mashed though as it's great to get small pieces of real fruit too), then adding 1 cup water and the cream-milk mixture. Add sugar to taste (1-2 tsp).
Ladle the creamy mixture into the plastic wrapping and fill 3/4 of the way through. Squeeze it down and tie a knot to close.
Freeze, then hand out after a meal with friends for a surprise treat!