Mais con Yelo is a sweet and refreshing snack popular in the Philippine . The name is derived from Spanish and literally means “corn with ice”.
Mais con Yelo is made of sweet corn kernels, milk, sugar and shaved ice. It is an easy Filipino merienda (snack) or dessert that is commonly by street vendors specially during the summer months.
Mais con Yelo is one of the best summer treats, a truly refreshing sweet milky cooler. It’s also very affordable and easy to prepare at home. When we were kids our mothers and grandmothers always made this treat for us! All you really need are 4 ingredients; corn, ice, sugar, and milk. If you want to make it little fancier you can top it off with a scoop of ice cream; vanilla, sweet corn, and mango flavors are go well! You can even sprinkle some crushed corn flakes on top to give it a bit of crunch!
If you’re looking for more merienda recipes check out our Merienda Series recipes including “Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit Dessert, Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam), Banana Lumpia – Turon, Merienda Series – Bibingka Galapong and Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese).
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Ingredients: Makes 2
1/2 cup canned sweet corn kernels
2-5 tbsp. cornflakes, crushed
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup evaporated milk
2-5 tbsp. white sugar according to your taste
2-3 cups shaved or crushed
2 scoops vanilla, sweet corn, or mango flavored ice cream (optional)
Crush or shave the ice using an shaved ice machine, blender, or food processor.
Combine evaporated milk and condensed milk in a large bowl.
Place 2 tablespoons of corn kernels in each tall glass
Add a layer of shaved or crushed ice on top of the corn kernels.
Add another 2 tablespoons of corn kernels followed by another layer of ice
Add remaining corn kernels on top of the ice.
Sprinkle crushed cornflakes on top.
Pour-in half milk mixture into each glass then add sugar according to
Top with a scoop of ice cream if desired.