While we’re under the hot sun almost every day, a good MILO® Ais recipe can work wonders to alleviate our exhaustion and thirst. Apart from remembering to stay hydrated, rewarding ourselves with delicious dessert-like cold drinks can be scrumptious during the hot weather.
Buying these drinks from food trucks, diners, or stalls by the roadside can be risky during the pandemic. However, there are many easy ones that we can attempt ourselves at home. Additionally, the heatwave is kicking off in Malaysia, with temperatures warned to keep rising until mid-September. Apart from staying hydrated, it’s also crucial for us to treat ourselves, and we have just the alternatives for you.
Drinking coconut water alone has become a trendy choice among many when the days are scorching. Just pop a straw in a fresh young coconut and have a sip – you’ll enjoy the naturally sweet and refreshing flavour just enough to alleviate your thirst.
Why don’t we take it up a notch and make a dessert-like drink with it? Coconut shakes are very famous among the locals – you can usually see them sold by hawkers and stalls at the roadside, and people will queue to have a cup. By adding only a few simple ingredients, such as vanilla ice cream and chocolate sprinkles, to be blended along with the flesh and water of young coconut, you can enjoy a very satisfying treat on a hot day.
So the next time when you order fresh coconut water, make sure to have an extra so you can toss them in a blender along with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream and condensed milk. Voila, and you have an easy-peasy coconut shake that you can straightaway enjoy.
Don’t have young coconuts but want a similar treat instead? You can still enjoy similarly tasty dairy goodness with just about any fruits you have.
You’d be surprised about how many fruits can make a good milkshake. Just survey your pantry and pull out some leftover fruits that may go bad if left uneaten in a few days. With a fruit milkshake, you will have more room to experiment and try something new – most of the time, the results will surprise you.
For instance, green apples blended with milk or vanilla ice cream makes a marvellous shake, with the creaminess combining well with a slight aromatic tang from the fruit. Papaya flesh surprisingly has its richness that alleviates the creaminess of milk, so you get a highly scrumptious treat when you make a milkshake out of it.
Indulgent Truck-Style MILO® Ais
Buying and peeling fruits may be a hassle for you, and the day is so hot that you want something super quick to quench your thirst and get it over with. Don’t worry, because a tasty cold sweet treat is still possible for you if you have MILO® at home!
MILO® has been a staple chocolate malt drink for most Malaysians. We’ve drunk it every morning before school at breakfast to get energised to start our days. But they always taste the best from the MILO® trucks that visit our school – we’d line up with our friends to get a tiny cup of the drink and have it till the last drop.
This recipe replicates the similar MILO® ais that we had in our school days. The secret to its richness, sweetness and dairy goodness is now ready for you to try at home. With only a few simple ingredients, you can have an excellent taste of this beloved chocolate malt drink, and you get to serve it in more than just a little cup!
Ingredients (for five servings)
- 10 tbsp of MILO® powder
- ½ can of evaporated milk
- ½ can of sweetened condensed milk
- ½ litre of hot water
- ½ litre of cold water
- Prepare all the ingredients.
- In a large jug, pour in hot water, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and MILO® powder. Mix until well-combined.
- Pour cold water and serve it with ice in a glass.
This MILO® Ais will be such a treat for you under the sweltering sunny heat. Want a dairy-free alternative or a MILO® powder with less sugar content? Check out a wide range of MILO® products here at https://www.milo.com.my/nourishing-goodness/our-products and treat yourself to a glass of this delicious iced drink today.