During the summer months you hear a bell tinkle from up the street.
You grab the bills or coins you have stashed next to the door and head out for a MEXICAN SNO-CONE!!!!!
Orange Mango Raspado (Shaved Ice)
1/2 cup fresh orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
2 fresh ripe mangos (peeled and flesh cut from the pit)
Sweetened condensed milk (for garnish if desired)
In a medium sauce pan, bring sugar and water to a simmer. Cool and then add orange juice concentrate.
Puree syrup and mango in blender until smooth. Strain and pour mixture into a freezer proof dish.
Place mixture in freezer and freeze until set but not too hard. To serve, scrape the mixture with a spoon or heavy ice cream scoop and place in dessert dishes. Top with sweetened condensed milk if desired.
If Raspado is frozen too hard to scrape, leave in the fridge to thaw for a few hours.
Usually, the 'snow-cone' guy had a block of ice on his cart and he pulls out a hand ice shaver (raspador), he 'planes' off enough to fill the cup and then you can ask for whatever flavor you like.
Don't be fooled by the condensed milk added to some flavors.........
BTW, If you have kids or do large BBQs or gatherings, It's fun to get a block of ice, a raspador and make sno-cones for the party.....