Mexican Street Dessert: Raspado (By Samantha N.)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mexican Street Dessert: RASPADO (a paper cone filled with crushed ice topped with flavored sugar water)

Wouldn’t a cart like this tempt you in hot scorching weather?
Raspado is a snow cone I had in Mexico. I've had lots of snow cones but what was different (besides the name) was the fact that it was that it came in various exotic flavors. In this particular store (above), some of these flavors include:
burnt milk, soursop, crème de mezcal*, mamey (described as combination of pumpkin, sweet potato, and maraschino cherries with the texture of an avocado), vanilla, prickly pear catus, lemon,  beso oaxaqueño**, nut and tamarind. 
[*crème de mezcal comes in a lot of flavours. Depending on the flavor, the closest alcohol that bears similarity is Baileys.
** beso oaxaqueno is a traditional flavor made with a type of wild apple, carrots, pecans, and cream.]
PS: I just noticed it now but TUNA-flavored raspado?


Anonymous said...

The TUNA flavor is not tuna fish, that would be atun, TUNA is the cactus pear fruit, it's either a a pale green or bright red.

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