Posts Tagged ‘tropical’

The Blender: Your New Best Friend

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

When I don’t have time to prepare a meal, I usually head for the blender. In a matter of a few minutes, I can have all my necessary daily nutrients blended up into a tasty smoothie. Almost no effort and I can whip up a quick and healthy drink? Count me in! (more…)

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Taiwanese-Style Shaved Ice

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

I wasn’t a big fan of shaved ice until I tried the Taiwanese version. Far different from American or Italian styles made with simple syrup, Taiwanese shaved ice consists of flavored shaved ice topped with chopped fruit, ice cream, lots of sweetened condensed milk, and any other goodies you can think of for toppings. The key ingredient is the sweetened condensed milk, which takes Taiwanese-style shaved ice to a whole new level in my opinion. It’s almost in a class of its own, rivaling ice cream or fro-yo for its mouthfeel. If you want to make a frozen dessert this summer and don’t have time to make ice cream, try my far-from-authentic (but really quick!) recipe for Taiwanese Shaved Ice at Small Kitchen College. No need for a special shaved ice machine – just whip out your blender!

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