Ice Candy?!?! That just looks like a regular Popsicle. I know you are thinking that. Thanks to our hosts this month for the Kulinarya cooking club :Arnold of Inuyaki and Jun of Junblog, the theme is ice candy. You are probably wondering what is ice candy. It is the Filipino version of a freeze pop if you grew up eating those. I actually still have some in my freezer. It is a Popsicle in a plastic tube for easy transport. Unfortunately, I was not able to find the packaging so I decided to make Popsicles. The base of this summer treat is fruit juice, sugar, fruit, and sometimes milk. I search my stash of ingredients and load and behold I found some strawberry puree, crushed pineapple, and macapuno (young coconut). So I went to work.
Strawberry, coconut and pineapple ice candy
1 Package or 8 Ozs of Strawberry puree
1 Cup of Milk
1 Can of Crushed Pineapple
1 Jar of Macapuno
1 Cup of Sugar (you could omit if you would like to have it less sweeter)
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender except for the sugar.
- Slowly add the sugar until it reaches the sweetness that is desired.
- Pour into Popsicle molds, freeze over night.
How easy is that. This way you could determine what goes into it. You may want to add cream if you seek a creamer "ice candy".