Raspados (Mexican shaved ice) are the perfect summer treat! This Mexican shaved ice is made by blending and crushing ice, then topping it with homemade fruit syrup.

Let’s get started!

- sugar - water - ice - choice of fruit! 

Ingredients Needed

For a healthier dish, skip frying the tortillas and just warm them up on the stove.

*Quick Tip!*

In a saucepan add water, and sugar then bring it to a boil. Add diced mangos and cook for 10 minutes.


Smash the mangos using a potato masher. Cook for 10 more minutes to allow the mixture to be syrup-like. Once it's reduced, take it off the heat and cool it for a minimum of 30 minutes.


Crush ice in the blender. Assemble your raspados by packing shaved ice into your serving cups and drizzling ¼ cup of the mango syrup on top.


Garnish with additional diced mangos, Tajín, or chamoy, and enjoy!


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Isabel Orozco-Moore