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Make Your Own Piraguas

A Recipe for a Refreshingly Icy Drink.

You’ll find the shaved ice dessert known as piragua on the streets of Puerto Rico, where vendors in brightly colored carts drizzle soft peaks of ice with fruity syrup. Sound refreshing? You can make a homemade version of this treat using your favorite fruit.

 

What You’ll Need:

  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 1lb. fruit
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. water
  • shaved ice

 

How to Make:

Step 1: In a pot, combine fruit, sugar, vanilla extract, and water.

Step 2: Mix! 

Step 3: Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Once cool, transfer mixture to a blender and pulse until smooth.

Step 5: Let syrup cool and refrigerate until chilled.


Step 6: Fill a cup with shaved ice. Drizzle syrup over and enjoy with a spoon and straw! 

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