I’ve never really liked ice desserts or ice-blended drinks because ice hurts my tongue (and sometimes teeth).
I would eat mango shaved ice because I love mango but will leave most of the ice alone. Haha.
But Nanny Wen recently introduced to me this thing called snow ice, which gave me a new liking for ice desserts.
Pictured above is Milo snow ice. It doesn’t look very appetising in my photo but it’s very tasty. It’s Milo-flavoured ice with Milo powder, so how can it not be tasty!
The special thing about snow ice is that the ice has a very satiny smooth texture, which makes it not feel like ice as we know it.
It’s shaved into very thin slices and it doesn’t seem to melt until you put it in your mouth. If you poke your spoon at it, the feeling is like poking at a bed of felt cloth, very soft and huggable (although I wouldn’t actually recommend hugging your snow ice).
It’s very amazing.
The first time I tried snow ice, I marvelled at it all the way like a suaku.
“It’s so soft!” I would exclaim.
“Wow! It doesn’t melt!” I would say.
“So fun to play with!!” I would squeal.
I swear the ice doesn’t melt. You know how ice desserts are always a pool of water by the time you’re halfway or three-quarters of the way through, depending on whether you’re indoors or outdoors?
This snow ice remains ice right till the end.
Or maybe it’s because I was sharing with Nanny Wen so we finished faster. LOL. You go try and tell me lah.
I’m sure there are several places you can find this in Singapore, but I only know two: City Square Mall (in the food court) and Hougang Mall (Dessert Story #02-18).
They have flavours like mango, durian, green tea, chocolate and, erm, I can’t remember anymore.
It’s actually fun to eat, never mind tasty. And it’s not very expensive. Under $4 I think.
Uh oh. I want to eat snow ice now. =(