every day last week, whenever i opened the door of my apartment, i got slapped by this almost solid wall of heat. there were days when the heat index went past 100 degrees. so i tried to stay as cool as possible by staying indoors. having the fans (yes, plural) going nonstop throughout the day. occasionally turning on the AC (i’m lucky in that my apartment doesn’t have direct sun exposure so i didn’t need the AC often). eating ice candy or enjoying cool treats, such as mais con yelo. i didn’t have halo-halo ingredients, otherwise i would have made that. but the mais con yelo ingredients are far easier to find.
1 can of cream-style corn (size depends on how much you’re making, really)
1 can evaporated milk (don’t use fresh milk; it doesn’t taste the same)
sugar (to taste)
fill a tall glass 3/4 of the way with the shaved ice. add a couple of tablespoons (or more, it really depends on you) of corn and a teaspoon (or two or three) of sugar. pour the milk (start with 1/4 cup but more if you want it creamier). serve immediately.