Maiz con hielo or Mais con yelo in Tagalog is a summer cooler in the Philippines. Literally translated it’s corn with ice. It is somewhat similar to Halo-Halo which I made last summer. This variation is less sweet though since it is sweetened with only a couple of teaspoons of sugar.

I made this yesterday for my girls since our temperature soared to the 90sF. This is the first time they had it and they really liked it.

To make, get a can of sweet whole kernel corn and drain it. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of it in a tall glass. Then add a few teaspoons of sugar on to your corn and set aside. Make some shaved ice, I used an electric ice shaver which made my job a lot easier. Pack the shave ice on to your glass then pour some milk on top of it. Garnish with some corn kernels and corn flakes.

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