Cholado, also known as cholao or raspao, is a very typical fruit salad in the department of Valle de Cauca here in Colombia. What makes it different from a fruit salad like any other is that its preparation is on a base of shaved ice, where fruits, ice cream of different flavors, and condensed milk added.
It is originally Jamundí, Valle del Cauca, where it usually is eaten on hot days. Properties attributed to improving guava or hangover. Cholado is known as a cross between an ice cream dessert, fruit cocktail, and a drink.
The cholado is a perfect combination of flavors and textures. It is acidic, creamy, sweet, crispy, liquid, and, best of all, the fresh fruit flavor. Yes, all these sensations can feel in just a spoonful or a small sip. It is a preparation that has become very popular in Colombia. We can find the collision particularly close to the parks of each town or city. each prepared with different fruits, but always with the same ice base and condensed milk.
Without a doubt, the best crushed are the ones that are prepared here in Colombia for the immense amount of available tropical fruits — using fruits such as soursop, passion fruit, lulo, mango, pineapple, papaya, among others.
But, that does not mean that you cannot improvise using the fruit you find is where you live. So try to use the fruit that you like the most or the one you have available in your homes so you can prepare these delicious snacks. I hope you enjoy it.Español
- 15 strawberries cut into small pieces.
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 2 bananas cut into small pieces.
- 1 mango cut into small pieces.
- 2 kiwis cut into small pieces.
- Ice in cubes approx. 2 cups for each glass.
- Syrup for cholados (of any flavor.)
- Condensed milk.
- 4 wafer cookies
- 4 pieces of mango.
- 4 pieces of apple.
Blackberry Sauce (Syrup)
In case you want to prepare the syrup at home
- 2 cups blackberry
- ½ cup of water
- ¾ cup sugar
- Place the strawberry pieces in a small container and add the sugar. Stir well and let macerate while cutting the rest of the fruit.
- Crush the ice in a food processor or blender.
- Then, cover the inside of each glass with condensed milk.
- We fill ¾ of each glass with ice.
- Add the syrups on the ice.
- Finish filling each glass with ¼ of the amount of each fruit.
- Cover the fruit with more condensed milk.
- And finish decorating the glasses with the pieces of mango, apple, wafer cookies, cigarettes, and spoons. Serve immediately.
For the syrup:
- Combine water, fruit pulp, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Continue cooking the mixture until the sugar dissolves, and you have a thick mixture. Let the syrup cool in the refrigerator before using it.