During our last trip back to Malaysia, Lil’ C discovered ice-kacang (shaved ice). She calls it colorful ice because the first one she ate was really colorful with at least 5 different colors of syrup. Since then, she has been asking for her colorful ice. They do serve this at the local Malaysian restaurant but the stingy me cringes at the thought of paying US$5 for a bowl of ice-kacang! So I finally caved and bought an ice-shaver this summer. And so begins the obsession with ice-kacang.
I didn’t have time to buy all he ingredients for the ice-kacang, so I made do with whatever I had in my pantry.
A little bit of grass jelly, attap chee, corn, peanuts + shaved ice + gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup + condensed milk = a very delicious ice-kacang!! Just perfect for summer days.
I love my new ice-shaver. I am using the Hamilton Beach Snowman Ice Shaver. At first I was a little worried that the ice will not be smooth but it turned out pretty smooth. Of course it’s not totally smooth like the commercial ice shaver but it’s way better than the snowcone ice.