Raspados, the Mexican version of snow cones, are the perfect treat to beat the summer heat. The only question that continues to linger is where to get instructions on how to create a high quality treat?
What better place than my local Latino owned and operated, Raspado Xpress store? Not only is this business’ modern-day Cinderella story compelling, but all of their raspado flavors are derived from family recipes! Snow cones’ artificial colors and flavors are no match for the natural ingredients found in these icy concoctions of fruity goodness.
If you were to walk into one of their stores, making a decision about which flavor to pick is nothing short of difficult. With so many taste bud pleasing options to choose from, it is not uncommon to mix and match flavors.
Raspado Xpress stores are currently only located in Southern California. However, my local Raspado Xpress store manager was generous enough to walk through the steps of how to make a truly beautiful and tasty raspado at home.
Before any of the following recipes are attempted, make sure that you have the following items:
1) Shaved ice (use a snow cone machine or pre-purchase)
3) Frozen fruit and finely diced fresh fruit of your liking (Mango, Strawberries, Kiwi, Watermelon)
4) Agave syrup
5) *Optional: Chamoy and lime juice
Step one: Fill a cup half-full of shaved ice.
Step two: Decide on your flavor by mixing your choice of frozen fruit with agave syrup.
Step 3: Place the syrup over ice.
Step 4: Add more ice!
Step 5: Add the final layer of syrup! (If you are feeling extra daring….top it with two syrups, chopped fresh fruit, chamoy, or lime juice)
Step 6: Mix and match flavor combinations and create a rainbow of raspados!