Panlasang Pinoy Recipes will surely bring you to your childhood with this choco jelly samalamig recipe! Can you still remember what is that usual drink you are having during recess time or after school, that is, before going home? Can you imagine the line of stalls selling all of your favorite snacks and drinks? There is one with iskrambol, ice cream stick (ice drop), ice candy, and of course, the all-time favorite palamig or samalamig! Oh, those barrel-shaped containers of different colors! What a wonderful memory!
Palamig or samalamig can be roughly translated as something to cool you or refresh you. It is a traditional refreshment sold by street vendors. This sweet chilled beverage usually has jelly-like ingredients, and they come in different flavors. In addition to gulaman, kaong, sago pearls, nata de coco, and even young coconut or macapuno strips can also be added. Other flavors include fruit juices with chunks of fresh fruits, coffee, and any kid’s favorite-chocolate!
This recipe here will give you a budget-friendly chocolate samalamig recipe that will surely be a favorite in the coming summer time. Aside from it is cheap to make, this is also an easy-to-follow recipe. It has two parts: one for jelly making, the other is for the samalamig itself. The main ingredient here is Milo, the chocolate and malt powder that is typically mixed with hot water or milk to produce a drink. This Nestle product is very common in the Philippines so you will have no difficulty in finding it. It is said that the drink is high in calcium, iron and vitamin B1. It also has 1,680 kJ (402 calories) in every 100 g of the powder, which came mostly from carbohydrates. It is how this drink become a favorite morning energy drink among Filipinos. Its carbohydrate content is what the body used for energy.
Be ready for a splash of summer with this choco jelly samalamig!
For the choco jelly:
1 tsp gelatin powder (clear)
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup Milo powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups water
For the samalamig:
1 can (370ml) evaporated milk
1 cup Milo powder
1/4 cup sugar
Make the choco jelly:
1. In a pan or pot, put all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
2. Gradually add the water while stirring.
3. Put in the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil while continuously stirring.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to a mold. Let it cool down.
5. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
Make the samalamig:
1. In a big mixing bowl, combine Milo powder, sugar, and evaporated milk. Mix well then set aside.
2. Bring out the prepared choco jelly and slice it into tiny pieces.
3. Prepare glasses with ice cubes. Put choco jelly pieces in each glass then add the samalamig until the glass is full. You can also put all the choco jelly pieces and samalamig into a pitcher with ice cubes, if preferred.
4. Serve and enjoy your choco jelly samalamig!