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Three Raspados with Honey snow cones, minutes, shaved ice, piraguas

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.

Honey Tamarind Raspado

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Ingredients:

6 tbsp of honey

8 tamarind pods

2 cups of water

4 servings of shaved ice

Preparation:

Rinse and shell tamarind pods. Extract pulp and place in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons of honey. Once combined thoroughly, remove from heat and let stand until cool. Refrigerate overnight. Pour over shaved ice and drizzle the remaining honey to top it off.

For more tasty honey raspado recipes visit www.mielpura.org.

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