La miel or honey is one of my favorite ingredients from La Madre Tierra. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t pour honey over something like a smoothie, a slice of toast or suck it straight from a stick.
These recipes for natural raspados (also known as minutas, piraguas, snow cones or shaved ice) from the National Honey Board along with Sno-Con Amor founder and raspado expert Lauda Flores, are made with honey and had me drooling so much I just had to share. I love the very-Latino flavors of tamarind, hibiscus, mojito and a traditional strawberry these are made of. But the best part is that honey is a pure and natural ingredient, made by honey bees, with the help of Mother Nature.
Use nature’s gift to make these flavorful and refreshing honey raspados and impress this summer!
*All recipes below make four servings. If you don’t have an ice shaving machine, you can obtain crushed ice by blending ice cubes in a regular blender or by placing the ice cubes in a plastic bag and crushing them with the help of a rolling pin or any other heavy kitchen tool.
Your Favorite Honey Mojito Raspado
6 tbsp of honey
1/4 cup of lime juice
10 organic mint leaves (a few more for garnish, optional)
1 ¾ cup of water
4 servings of shaved ice
Place honey, water and mint in a pot and bring to a boil. Muddle and stir to infuse the flavors. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a container and stir in lime juice. Refrigerate overnight. Pour over shaved ice, drizzle extra honey to taste and serve.
For more tasty honey raspado recipes visit www.mielpura.org.