Four Ways To Chill Out
Granita: An Italian shaved-ice dessert that can be flavored with anything from fruit or herbs to coffee. Its name derives from granite, referring to its grainy texture.
Halo-halo: This means “mix-mix” in Tagalog, one of the official languages of the Philippines. It’s traditionally served with condensed milk, tapioca, sweet beans, and corn, and garnished with a slice of flan and a scoop of purple-yam ice cream.
Raspado: Most Latin American countries have a version of shaved ice. This Mexican variety is typically sold by street vendors, who scrape ice by hand and top it with ingredients like flavored syrups, fruit, chili powder, and lime.
Cabinet: A Rhode Island milkshake, sensibly named for the place you store your blender.