Top 3 Cool Summer Treat Ideas
Mais con Yelo (sweet corn on shaved ice)
Mais con yelo is a Filipino summer food staple. It's very easy to prepare and it's low cost, too! The typical mais con yelo only has about four ingredients:
- shaved ice
- evaporated milk
Some people add scoops of ice cream for that added sugar boost. i love how I can beat the heat without leaving my home. You'd just have to check the cupboard for the ingredients (which most likely, everyone would all have) and then voila! You have dessert!
- Easy Mais Con Yelo (Sweet Corn on Shaved Ice) Desser...
Sweet corn on shaved ice is a pretty easy way to cool down on a hot summer's day. Corn in can is something nearly everyone has in their cupboards so it's can be prepared anytime. Read on. :)
Fresh Fruit Shake Combos
It's to die for. It's not something you'd usually buy at the shake shop. It also isn't something that would be at a fancy restaurant's menu. It's something you can do yourself. It's something you can do for yourself.
It started out as something I made up for myself because I felt like the two flavors would go well together, and they do! I made some for my family and they all loved it! Some of them were a bit hesitant at first but when they got a sip, they couldn't help but keep coming back for more and before we knew it, we've consumed everything and we had to make a fresh set.
Itching to know already what my favorite summer thirst quencher could be?
It's MELON (cantaloupe) + CHEESE shake!
I know. It sounds weird because, well, melon and cheese don't seem like they go together and I haven't heard of anyone else to do this combo but I tell you, it's really the best fruit shake combo I've had in this lifetime. I used to order it at school (there's a shop where you can order your own shake combo) but when I tried making it at home, I can't help but feel like the shake at school was really inferior to what I came up with. Well for one, mine had all the right flavors -- it had lots of milk, lots of cheese, and lots of melon!
I'm a sucker for melon and I'm a bigger sucker for cheese. SRSLY. I can eat about two to three slices of cantaloupe in one sitting and I used to finish up a whole pack of cheese on its own when I was a kid. YES. I AM THAT MUCH OF A SUCKER.
Anyway, the melon cheese shake is my favorite but you can also use other fruits (such as mangoes and strawberries) that are in season. After all, everything tastes good with cheese.
- How to Make a Tasty Melon Shake
Cantaloupes are perfect for beating the summer heat and these make flavorful shakes as well. Here's a creamier, tastier recipe of the melon-cheese shake, served just for you. Read on. :)
The Filipino Halo-Halo (mixed sweets)
Filipinos love repeating words, especially as a way of showing endearment to their family members and close friends. Typical Filipino names include Tin-tin, Len-len, Jan-jan, Den-Den, Bing--Bing, yada. yada. I guess this is how this particular treat got its name -- the Filipinos loved it so much, we just couldn't help but give it a nickname.
Halo-halo or "Mix-mix" in English (yes, I know, it sounds awful and weird) is aptly named after the way you eat this special summer treat. It is normally a mixture of sweetened bananas, sweet potatoes, sugar palm, jackfruit, sweet, red, and mung beans, with shaved ice, milk and sugar. One eats it by first mixing all the ingredients. First timers usually have a hard time mixing it all up because all the "toppings" are at the bottom while the shaved ice is on top.
Special halo-halo such as the ones served in fast foods and restaurants are normally topped with leche flan and ube (purple yam jam). Occasionally, they serve it with ice cream and wafer sticks to make it seem fancier (and so they can charge you more). LOL.
These are my top 3 sure fire summer heat busters. Do you have your own anti-heatstroke treats that you'd like to share? Feel free to comment! I'd love to try them out.