Did you know that you could shave ice in a blender? You did? In an ice kacang, snow ball kind of way I mean. You did? Well I didn't. I never thought of shaving just plain ice cubes in a blender and making a snow cone. Nope. Never. But Tyler Florence did and I am so pleased.
But I have to tell you that I was nervous making these. Not because they were difficult to do. They were the easiest things to make imaginable. No cooking was involved. Just some blitzing in the blender and the whole process was over.
But what was nerve wrecking was the thought of photographing food that has the potential to melt right before your very eyes. So I was working against time or rather against thawing and these were what I took. Melting snow cones.
But they are pretty and Tyler Florencehas such pretty ideas. And not an ounce of fat in it. Don't you just love him? Although I would have added a little honey in it because the strawberries and the mango were not quite sweet enough. But it makes a great tropical and summery treat. Cool and so refreshing. And so easy. Guiltless indulgence these snow cones are. Oh yes. On a hot tropical day this is your answer to thirst.
The recipe ~ Adapted wholly from Tyler Florence
2 mangoes, peeled and chopped
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 lime juice
8 cups ice cubes
mint leaves for garnish
lime slices or wedges for garnish
Puree mangoes and strawberries with the lime juice in a blender until fine and pureed. Pour int a jug and keep in the refrigerator.
Crush ice cubes in a blender until very fine like snow. Put a pile of snow into bowls or cups and pour the fruit puree on top until no more white ice can be seen. Serve immediately. :)