Can you believe the end of summer is less than a month away?! I know the stores are already prepping us for the fall season, but since it’s still in the 90’s here, fall decorating isn’t happening anytime soon. All I’m thinking about is how to keep cool in the dry desert heat and one of my favorite ways to cool down is to eat shave ice. But not the simple shave ice cones that I used to eat growing up in Hawaii, although those are good too. No, I’m talking about a loaded Tropical Fruit Shave Ice with Coconut Pineapple Cream – yum!
Growing up I ate A LOT of shave ice to beat the muggy Hawaiian heat. I have fond memories of going to the Shimazu Store with my grandpa to get shave ice, but back then it was pretty basic – ice with syrup. Nowadays, you can get all sorts of flavors, like a red velvet shave ice with haupia topping – yum! Unfortunately, we don’t have a Shimazu Store in California, so I have to get creative and make my own version of a tropical shave ice treat to keep cool.
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Now, the first thing to a good shave ice treat is the ice! Here is the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Electric Ice Machine that I use ⇑⇑ Don’t skimp on the shave ice machine because a good machine should produce fine and fluffy shaved ice, not crunchy and chunky ice bits. The ice should melt in your mouth and this affordable machine does an awesome job!
Tip: The Hawaiian Shaved Ice Electric Ice Machine comes with two ice molds, but I recommend ordering at least two more ice molds if you have more than 4 people to feed. One ice mold can produce two small ice bowls or one large ice bowl.
Tropical Fruit Shave Ice with Coconut Pineapple Cream Recipe
Creating this cool treat is super simple and you can opt to use any type of fruit or fruit syrup you like. For this ice bowl, I decided to use tropical fruits since mangos are in season and bananas are a family favorite.
Basically, all I did was top a giant bowl of shaved ice with fruits, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and Jubes. Jubes can be found in some Asian stores and are firm jelly-like cubes made from fermented coconut water. My kids love this stuff and I even put them in Jell-O for texture.
Tip: With the addition of fruits, one round ice mold that comes with the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine will make enough ice for a giant bowl of shaved ice that will feed 2-3 adults.
Next, I topped the entire bowl with the blended condensed milk, frozen pineapple, and coconut milk mixture. How much cream you top your shaved ice with is a matter of taste, so add as much as you like. Finally, all you need to do is mix the cream in and eat!
Tip: For an even easier cream topping, just pour some condensed milk and 2-3 tsp. of milk over your fruit and ice.
What fruits would you top your shave ice with?
Tropical Fruit Shave Ice with Coconut Pineapple Cream
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Cold|
- Block Ice (round block from Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine)
- 1 sliced banana
- 12 grapes
- 1-2 tablespoon shredded sweet coconut
- 1-2 tablespoon chopped walnut
- chopped mango (half of a mango chopped)
- Jubes (Lychee, Strawberry, or Pandan)
- 1 13.5 oz. can coconut milk (chilled)
- 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple (chilled or frozen)
- 1 14 oz. can condensed milk
I recommend chilling or freezing the crushed pineapple in an ice cube tray to make it easier to blend. Cream can be kept for up to 3-4 days.
|Shave ice into a large bowl or into 2-3 small bowls.|
|Top shaved ice with fruits, nuts, shredded coconut, and jubes.|
|In a blender, pulse together the condensed milk, crushed pineapple, and coconut milk. Pour over the fruits and ice. Serve.|