Friday, March 26, 2010

MANGO ICE CANDY

 MANGO ICE CANDY © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Here’s another Philippines homemade ice block flavour that is quite popular, mango ice candy.  What is so good about making ice candy is you can use any fruits that is in season and very economical if you have a large family.  Making this mango ice candy is like just making a large batch of smoothie without the ice.  You can add more sugar if you want a more sweeter version and adding more mango make the flavour more intense.

 MANGOES © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

 

MANGO ICE CANDY

INGREDIENTS:

350g mango flesh

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup cream

2 cups (500ml) fresh milk

1 tspn mango essence

 

25 pcs ice candy plastic casing (size: 1 1/2 x 10)

*used AUS Measuring Cups & Spoons 

ICE CANDY INGREDIENTS © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010 

ASSEMBLING:

 MANGO ICE CANDY Step1-2 © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

~  Place all the ingredients in a blender.  Blend the ingredients till the ingredients are well combined.

MANGO ICE CANDY Step3-5 © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

~  Pour in a large bowl.  Place a funnel spout inside the opening of the Ice Candy plastic casing.

~  Stir the mixture before ladling.  Pour in a ladleful of the  mango mixture.  Make sure that you are holding the spout and plastic casing connection tightly so that the mixture won’t spill.

Tip:  If the plastic casing overflows, tip the funnel back to the bowl while holding the connection tightly as you tip the excess.

MANGO ICE CANDY Step6-9 © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

~  Make sure that you have approximately 6-7cm empty gap from the opening of the plastic to make room for the knotting.  Twist the plastic just on top of the cased mango mixture, leaving a little bubble is normal.  The Ice Candy has to be firm but not too tight.  If it is too tight, it might leak when you freeze it or worst the plastic will rip.

~  Pinching the twisted part with your thumb and forefinger, wrap top end over your thumb and tuck it under towards your inner palm and swing it underneath back to your thumb and forefinger.

~  The wrapping around your thumb has to be tight, slowly withdraw your thumb while you insert the top end part of the plastic through where your thumb has been.  Pull it well till you have a tight knot.

MANGO ICE CANDY Pic2 © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

~  Once you have done all your Ice Candy, place them in a flat surface in your freezer lying down.  You can stack them on top of each other (maximum is 3 layers), but don’t put anything else on top of them as you don’t want them to burst inside your freezer.  When your Ice Candy are  fully set, serve it whenever you need something sweet or just to cool off from the summer’s heat.

 

NOTES:

  • Practice makes perfect!  You can practice with water first and try knotting some trial Ice Candy plastic casings.
  • You can buy the plastic Ice Candy casings in most Filipino Shops.  If you have relatives or friends going back to the Philippines ask them to bring some back.  The plastic Ice Candy casings varies in thickness, just use whatever you prefer.
  • I bought the mango essence in Yuen’s Sunnybank.

32 comments:

  1. I love love love CP (Crispy Pata) thats what my friends and I call it. I am definately going to try your ice candy recipe. I miss them so much. I remember I used to walk with my Yaya to the local shop to buy mango and avocado ice candies. ehehehe

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  2. @Kath...I totally agree, CP is the best! Another icy treat I want to try to make is ice buko salad with the popsicle stick=)

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  3. DEFINITELY trying this out when we have summer back! It'll be a year away but it's ok.... I LOVE MANGOES and mango ice candy is one of my childhood favourites :)

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  4. i keep on looking for ice candy plastic casings here in US? any idea where? i am in maryland area... can't find one even in Asian shops...

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  5. @Anonymous ~ sorry to hear that, my best suggestion would be asking someone in the Phil. to mail you some, 2x packets will fit in a normal long envelope.

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  6. Love this recipe! What a perfect one for summer :)

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  7. if you're going to sell the ice candy?...how much would it be?...and how much is your capital?

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  8. @Anonymous~ You have to total all your expenses for the batch that you made, divide the total expenses on how many ice candy you've made, so you will get your individual cost price per ice candy. My golden rule is you mark up by 100%-150% on top of your cost price..example: your cost price is 0.75 per ice candy, you can sell it for 1.50-2.50...depends on how you want your ice candy to be competitive from the rest, low price~affordable..fast turn around of your capital cost (fast production). But my advice for you is don't scrimp on the ingredients, use the best ingredients you can get and people will buy from you. And also hygiene on prepping is a must.

    Regards to capital, if it's a project from home, start small and as you start earning profit, don't touch it...keep putting it back to your project, buy extra equipment, try new flavours...expand...etc! This is the key to make a small business grow big=)

    If you have to touch the profit, my golden rule is only take 25%-50% but leave the rest to circulate on your project=)

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  9. suggested price is 5 pesos or else forget ice candy busines.sugar milk flavor electricity ang freezer are expensive

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  10. @Anonymous~ that's good...good luck on your adventure!

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  11. That's quite some good suggestions. But just asking how long will the frozen ice candy last in the freezer?

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  12. @Anonymous~ I tend to store ice candy for maximum of 4-6 weeks if it can last that long in our house but usually it is gone by the 2nd week during summer=)

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  13. hello..I want to know how to make special ice candy,like ice cream...its creamy...how is that?

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  14. what type of cream did you used?

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  15. @kyllemae~ another blogger suggested this technique for a softer ice candy...

    Manang said...

    I love melon ice candy. Just wanna share a tip if you want your ice candy easy to bite into even when fully frozen...Add cornstarch-water mixture to the boiling water then let cool, before you actually make your mix. This colloidal mixture will prevent the full crystallization of ice as the water molecules' hydrogen bonds create lattices that make the ice hard. You will end up with ice candy that's gentle on your teeth. :)

    and my add on would be add more cream than milk to make it more creamier.

    @Anonymous~ I've used "thickened cream" that we use for whipped cream...usually found in the refrigerated section of supermarkets.

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  16. hi, im planning to make ice candy for this summer and don't know where to start...then fortunately i've drawn to your blog. Just want to know if evaporated milk can be a substitute for fresh milk? and all purpose cream, a substitute for whipped cream? ~this is for a budget saving cause ;) thanks in advance.

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  17. @summer~ definitely yes...you can use evap and all purpose cream as substitutions, just adjust to your liking/taste, bare in mind evap is stronger than fresh milk so you have to add water to dilute it=)

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  18. thanks for the tip! =) your blog is very interesting...easy to follow steps & great ideas on foods, especially im just a beginner with regards to cooking.

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  19. hi i'm planning also to make business and ice candy is my choice specially summer is getting nearer,i would like to ask how ice candy is smooth in the mouth like ice cream?can i mix cornstach in any flavor i prepare?please can u give me sample how to make perfect ice candy some tips how it make smooth not hard ice cream.

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  20. @Anonymous~ There are tips in the comments above for making your ice candy softer and creamier, for the cornstarch mix...just follow what Manang suggested, please browse on the above comments to find it=)

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  21. Hi Manang,

    Can you tell us the amount of cornstarch that to be mix?

    Thanks,

    Loveicandy

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  22. thanks po for all the tips.♥

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  23. @Loveicandy~ if you want to ask Manang the ratio of the cornstarch mix...here's her blog addy: http://kusinanimanang.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. HOW IS THE PROPORTIONING PO OF CORNSTACH MIX PO..TNX POH

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    1. @elvie espina ~ go to Kusina ni Manang...blog addy is just above your comment and search her Ice Candy Recipe with cornstarch mix as I haven't tried it yet.

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  25. How much did one batch cost?

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    1. Only you can find that out as we live in different areas so prices are different =) Read the earlier comments to figure out how much a batch would cost.

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  26. making ice candy months before its just for our bonding time with my 10yr old son, until we realized that we earn money out of it and its bigger than my daily rate in the office...im using cornstarch and nestle cream to make it extra creamy

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    1. Thanks for the tips on how to make it extra creamy =) I totally agree about the bonding, it also a good way to give them an early introduction to basic money/business transactions...how much it cost/labour and total profit.

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  27. I have tried making cheese ice candy using quick melt cheese. The result is far from the cheese ice cream bought in the grocery. Do you have any idea what type of cheese should I use. thanks.

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  28. Sorry I haven't tried making cheese ice candy yet, so can't recommend what type of cheese to use.

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