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. :)
Looks incredible, that's true photographing ice creams in hot climate is the tough one than cooking
Zu, I didn't know you can get shaved ice with a blender too! Seriously, I'm afraid it will spoil the blender but since you've tried, I'll try too tomorrow! Tyler Florence is cute by the way!
The combination of strawberry and mango over the shaved ice is just sensational! As a kid, I ate lots of shaved ice with all the different kinds of fruit. Thank for bringing me back the joyful memories of the short childhood.
Looks like the perfect summer treat!!
How come eh, all your food look so so so good and delicious when you make it but when I use the same recipe, mine looks like a world war disaster?
Must be in your hands... hmmmm
This is such a great idea, ideal for a person who is on diet like me. thanks for sharinf.
I just wanted to let you know that every time except for once you typed "Florence Tyler" instead of Tyler Florence. The recipe looks delicious, though!
This looks so good that I don't mind to have it even in winter. Only thing.... I have to hide under my thick duvet right after that .... haha
I wanted to but I heard it's bad for the blades!
your photos are perfect as always. These look so colourful and pretty. Better still - no artificial flavourings or colour ! :-)
Looks so refreshing.
Zurin, it is the Monsoon season in India now - thank goodness that I do not need to endure 40C sweltering heat - otherwise this sorbet would be the perfect item to have here- complete with the prized Alfonso Mango here!
This looks so delicious and cool. Great for these hot summer days.
Very refreshing - the drink and the pics. Great for a hot day. Can feel the cool, cool liquid travelling down my throat!
I am always afraid to use the blender to make shaved ice cos for fear that the blender might just crack. Yours must be a super-strong one!
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I never knew that the blender can shave ice...mmmm thanks for sharing this. Your photos are beautiful ! :) salivating now since the weather is so hot....I just want to grab one strawberry mango snow cone from you :)
Oh...it looks very fresh and inviting!!! very good!!!
They look fabulous! A must try when the weather warms up :)
these look so beautiful and delicious!
I'd love to see a girl scout make these instead of lemonade...she'd make a bundle for her troop, wouldn't she?
Yummy pictures...who cares that they are melting. I think it makes them look even more mouth watering!
wow...do they look good!! and you got them before they melted!! I never thought of using my blender for ice, and those fruit puree's must be heaven over them!
With all the heat we are having this would be a wonderful treat!
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