This Hawaiian Shaved Ice with Mango and Coconut Milk is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.
It’s been so hot lately that I’ve been craving shaved ice. I used to have a hand crank shaved ice machine, but gave it to a friend a number of years ago because her kids loved shaved ice. So, I “upgraded” this time to an electric ice shaver.
Shaved ice is very popular in Asian where it is served with all sorts of interesting toppings, including sweetened beans, tapioca pearls, little sticky rice balls, different kinds of jellies, and fresh fruit. A little condensed milk is sometimes drizzled on top for some sweetness. When we were in Hawaii a few years ago, we stopped by a Shave Ice store which offered lots of different toppings. They looked like giant snow cones!
My simple version of Hawaiian shaved ice uses just fresh mango, coconut milk and a little homemade organic simple syrup. It’s refreshing and light, and will cool you down on the hottest of summer days.
Shaved Hawaiian Ice with Mango and Coconut Milk
- shaved ice
- fresh mango diced
- organic simple syrup equal parts organic sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled
- coconut milk
Layer shaved ice, mango, a few spoonfuls of coconut milk and a few spoonfuls of simple syrup in a tall glass.
Shashi @ runninsrilankan says
YUM!!! It has been quite humid here in Atlanta and this Coconut milk and mango topped shaved ice sounds amazing right now!
Mango and coconut? The first time I can see this perfect mix. It’s beautiful. Eliza
Kim - Liv Life says
We have a machine, but haven’t pulled it out in years. My kids used to love it! I guess I’ve sort of forgotten about it, but you’ve got me inspired. I think I will surprise them.. and I’m loving the flavors you have here. #inspired
Christine at Cook the Story says
I feel like this should be eaten on a sandy beach in the tropics!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
What a fantastic summer cooler!
This looks so refreshing! Love mango and coconut!
Thanks Kelly – yes, I agree – mango and coconut go together great!
Isadora @ she likes food says
For some reason, when I was a kid I used to order shaved ice but I would get it plain without any flavoring. I guess I just liked to eat ice! Now that I’m older I love flavors and this mango and coconut milk shaved ice sounds heavenly! I’m about to go to bed, but I find myself wishing I had one right now! I love all the flavors 🙂
I used to love eating snow as a kid, so I can completely relate to eating just ice 🙂
What a perfect blend of flavors! Sign me up!
Wow, Jeanette, what a great summer treat!
Thanks Carolyn – this is definitely a refreshing way to cool down this summer!