Ice Scramble Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Ice Scramble Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Even before the milk teas and pearl shakes became available in the stalls, Filipino kids enjoyed cooler like scramble. This mouth-watering ice scramble remind us of our childhood as a snack that surely satisfied children in any ages. It is simply made of shaved ice, sugar, banana extract, evaporated milk, and sometimes food color. This food is commonly available along the streets that became popular in Manila in the 1970s. It is sold as street food and in school canteens, however, ice scramble is now available in shopping malls.


Its original color is pink without toppings. As years passed, its recipe evolves with lots of flavors to choose from and toppings to decorate it. People became more creative making the ice scramble more sumptuous and savoring. Nowadays, the common vendors top it with strawberry syrup, chocolate or powdered milk along with mini marshmallows, candy sprinkles and rice crisp’s’. Ice scramble is a perfect summer snack just like the sorbetes, halo-halo and ice candy that you can easily make and sell while enjoying the comfort of being at home. Still, you may be needing to buy some kitchen tools such as blender or ice crusher in order to make the preparation faster.

We have here a simple recipe you can easily follow to start your ice scramble business.


  • 3 to 4 cups of shaved ice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 to 2 tsp. banana extract
  • 6 to 8 drops of red food color

Toppings: powdered milk, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, mini marshmallows, rice crisps or candy sprinkles



  1. In a bowl, mix evaporated milk, extracts and sugar thoroughly.
  2. Add shaved ice. Mix thoroughly using a blender. Process until smooth.
  3. Pour resulting mixture into cups.
  4. Add your preferred toppings.
  5. Serve immediately with a straw or spoon.

If you prefer more healthy version of ice scramble, you may recreate this recipe by adding healthy ingredients such as fruits. Like for instance, to make buko scramble just add coconut meat, coconut milk and coconut juice to the base of your scramble then place it inside the coconut shell for unique serving. Also, if you want to make melon scramble, simply add it along with pinipig.


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