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Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time: 15ish minutes
Raspados

This tastes like crap!

Yields: 6 servings

Description: Edit

Cool off and indulge your sweet tooth with this sweet treat! A strawberry-flavored raspado is merely one option-feel free to experiment with different fruits and flavors!

What you need to prepare Edit

  • 1 3/4 cups almonds, blanched
  • 3/4 cup medium-grain rice
  • (1) 3-inch piece Mexican cinnamon (canela)
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 pint strawberries

Directions Edit

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. On a cookie sheet, toast 3/4 cup of the almonds until golden. Cool, coarsely chop and set aside.

3. Combine remaining almonds with rice, cinnamon and 3 cups hot water in a large container. Allow to cool to room temperature and refrigerate overnight. In a blender, purée mixture with condensed milk, evaporated milk and salt. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture over a fine sieve (if you don’t have one, you can substitute a cheesecloth over a colander).

4. Mash strawberries lightly with a fork and place a small amount on the bottom of each glass. Place shaved ice on top, and pour rice and almond syrup over it. Top with cinnamon and chopped almonds.

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