This cold dessert features sliced mango, sweetened Thai black sticky rice, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and shaved ice. It may sound strange, but it is deliciously rich and refreshing at the same time!
2cupsshaved ice(if you don’t have a tool to make shaved ice, you can also crush ice in a blender until you get a fine consistency)
2ripe mangos(peeled and sliced)
4scoopsvanilla ice cream(optional)
Rinse the Thai black glutinous rice and soak overnight in 2 cups of water. It should be soaked for at least 8 hours, or up to 24 hours. Pour the rice and the water it was soaking in into a rice cooker and add ¼ cup coconut milk and 3 tablespoons sugar. Stir everything together and turn on the rice cooker. Different rice cookers will handle sticky rice slightly differently, so you may have to press the cook button a couple times until all the liquid is absorbed. Once the rice is cooked, cool completely. (See note for what to do if you don't have a rice cooker.)
In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 2/3 cup coconut milk with 2/3 cup regular milk and ½ cup sweetened condensed milk. Taste and add more sweetened condensed milk if you’d like it sweeter.
Divide the shaved ice among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with half of a sliced mango and 1-2 scoops of black sticky rice. Divide the milk mixture among each bowl, pouring it over the mango, ice, and sticky rice. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each bowl if desired. Serve!
Prep time does not include time needed to soak the black glutinous rice overnight. If you don’t have a rice cooker, soak the Thai sticky rice overnight and then steam it according to our instructions for foolproof sticky rice. Heat the coconut milk and sugar in a pot and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and stir into the cooked sticky rice. Cool completely.