Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ice Candy Summer Treat

I was online chatting with my cousin Ingrid who asked me what I want from the Philippines that she could send to me thru my other cousin Celia when she heads back to San Diego.

"Ice candy bags" was my reply. 

I felt her eyebrows raised while I typed those words. But  surely she sent me some when Celia got back here. (thanks ladies!)

With the current heat wave engulfing the United States, I thought that the ice candy bags will be put to good use.  

Ice candy is a frozen homemade popsicle.  It's usually mixed with fresh fruits and milk.  You could actually concoct your own flavors with whatever fruits you  have at home.

You pour it in a narrow plastic bag using a funnel  or a tea pot.  The narrow spout of a teapot is best. Then freeze it.


I remember growing up making them but guess what, among the 6 siblings that I have the ice candy never saw itself frozen the way it should be.  We can't wait for 24 hours for it to harden.  I was reminded today as my daughter declared that the ice candy that I made is all gone.


The ingredients are simple.  As I said you could have different flavors.  I used mango, corn and pineapple.  



Then I mixed it with a milk mixture consist of condensed milk, water to dilute the condensed milk and french vanilla coffee mate.  


Carefully tie a knot to secure the bag.  Freeze until it hardens.



For sure your kids, no matter how big they are will enjoy the icy treat.


So ice candy anyone?





19 comments:

  1. Abby just read your blog and she asked me if we could make it one day. " It sounds and looks yummy" she said.

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  2. Oh memories! I want some now...

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  3. I Love your flavors, along with ube, buko, and mongo. Thank you for posting another memory lane treat. Enjoy the rest of the weekend Malou! :)

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  4. These are so cute. Corn in a frozen treat still seems strange to me but I'm willing to try it. :)

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  5. thanks Medy! I will send you the candy bag on Monday.
    Reb: yes it's fun to make it with Jasmine
    Cherrie: Im glad you also had ice candy memories. I really want to meet your mom hehe
    Ray: buco is good. naubusan kasi ako. have a great weekend too Ray
    Maureen: thanks but yeah it's something that not everyone is open to have haha.but yeah try it. you'll be surprised how good it is.

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  6. I've been wanting to make this but I was wondering where to buy it here in the US. Do you know of any store that sells the bags?
    Thank you for sharing a childhood favorite
    Mary Grace Santamaria

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  7. Oh talk about heat , the day it doesnt rain , the cool winds that flow thru our home and lovely weather just makes way for some heat and its back to shut doors and air conditioning :-(
    And i love that , what u asked for , i love these little ice candies and i love the simple recipe , i must find out if we do get these little bags here too!

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  8. I always buy one before heading home from school when I was in grade school. I don't see that many vendors selling ice candy now versus a decade ago. I hope someone would reintroduce this treat to the Philippine market again.

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  9. With fruit, a very healthy treat too!!! Yummy!!

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  10. OMG, same thing here, the ice candy will NEVER harden enough before I start to eat them all.

    I never made them, but one of my friend's mom did and wow on how tight she can put a knot on those ice candies!

    Thanks, for sharing this, Malou! Truly a Filipino summertime treat!

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  11. Our neighbor used to make & sell ice candy and my mom would just tell us to buy them because my siblings and I made a mess when we tried to make some. oops, haha.
    Been trying to get ice candy bags, that's a great pasalubong idea. Now I'm craving ice candy, esp the ones with buko strings :)

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  12. Ooh, I used to make these when I was a kid. Sounds like a great idea! Though I don't know where I can get those thin plastic wrappers here...

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  13. perfect summer treat! i love that you used condensed milk watered down a bit, i'm going to try that!

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  14. Where in the US can I buy ice candy bags?

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  15. Where in the US can I buy ice candy bags?

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  16. Found them at clearbags.com under "polytube sleeves"... $6.50/100 pcs, unfortunately, they ask for a minimum purchase of $40 to avoid extra $5 charge on top of shipping and handling. Or you can try ebay, found them for $9.99 + shipping and handling for 100 pcs. I hope this helps!

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  17. Zip lock makes a 'freeze pop' style bag,I wonder if those might be good to use.

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