Langka-Jackfruit Iced Candy
These Langka-Jackfruit Iced Candy are classic Filipino frozen treats prepared in thin, long plastic bags. In the Philippines, iced candy are commonplace and sold as street food or prepared at home for snacks or desserts. As in regular ice cream or frozen treats, the Filipino Iced Candy can be made using different flavors. I used the langka or jackfruit, which is a tropical fruit with a golden yellow, stringy flesh and sweet, fragrant aroma. For this recipe, I used bottled langka in syrup. This is an Asian in America recipe. Makes about 10 to 12 pieces.
Servings: 2 people
- 1 bottle (12 oz/340 g) langka (jackfruit) in syrup from Asian markets or online sources
- 4 Tablespoons langka syrup (from bottle)
- 1 cup coconut milk canned
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Set aside 1/2 cup chopped bits of langka for use later.Place the rest of the langka (jackfruit) pieces together with the syrup in a food processor or blender. Pulse for 3 to 5 minutes till langka is a smooth puree. Add the coconut milk, whole milk and sugar to the langka puree in the food processor.Pulse for 2 to 3 minutes till smooth.Pour the langka mixture into a medium-sized bowl. Add and mix by hand the chopped bits of langka.
To assemble the iced candy:
Use a small-sized funnel to transfer the liquid to the plastic bags. Attach the opening of the plastic bag to the bottom tip of the funnel. See how I poured the liquid in a past blog post. Click here.Pour about 1/3 cup of the smooth langka mixture into each plastic via the funnel. Leave room for about 1 to 1 1/2 inch space on the opening of the plastic bag. Once the plastic bag is filled with the langka mixture, twist the top and tie a knot with the edge of the plastic bag. Repeat the process with the next bags by filling each one with the langka mixture.
To freeze iced candy:
Place the filled iced candy bags side by side in a flat position inside a plastic container. Make sure the plastic iced candy bags are in a straight position and not twisted nor crooked.Cover the container. Freeze the iced candy overnight. Serve the iced candy frozen.
In the Philippines where there are numerous regions, and provinces, the langka is known in different dialects. In Tagalog it is nangka; angka in Kapampangan; nangka in Cebuano and Ibanag; anangka in Ilocano; yangka, badak or nangka in Maranao; badak in Maguindanao. And of course in English, it is jackfruit.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 329mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 4mg