Anyone who lives in the tropics will be familiar with these traditional, local desserts – shaved ice. They can be known by various names and locally, depending on what goes in, it could be “ais kacang” or “cendol”.
I had this treat last week on an incredibly hot day and it was the perfect treat! This one is a stripped down version of “ais kacang” which is boiled red beans covered with shaved ice and drizzled with palm sugar (gula melaka). It can get bigger, if you add bits of jelly and more miscellaneous treats. Sometimes, they add colourful syrup for flavour. Its like a treasure chest in there!
What do you call these where you are? 😀