Ice Candy Recipe

Make ice candy in different flavors!

Ice candy is a favorite frozen dessert in the Philippines. You can flavor them with anything: fresh strawberries and melons, or chocolate! These ice candy recipes have variations for different flavors. Pick your favorite one, or make all three! It’s summer anyway, right? 


Ice Candy Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Make ice candy in different flavors!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 27 ice candies


Ice Candy Ingredients

  • 1 Cup strawberries frozen, thawed, divided
  • 1 227-gram bar cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 graham crackers browken into small pieces
  • 1 180-gram pack dark chocolate buttons
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 melon peeled, deseeded, and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water or as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground, or to taste
  • 1/2 white chocolate chips mini


  • For Strawberry Cheesecake: Puree half the strawberries in the jug of a blender. Transfer to a bowl. Pulse remaining strawberries into the blender, until roughly chopped. Beat cream cheese, milk, and sugar in a bowl. Gently stir in strawberry mixtures and graham crackers.
  • For Chocolate-Peanut Butter: Whisk dark chocolate and peanut butter into milk and water in a medium pot over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • For Fresh Melon: Puree melon chunks, sugar, and water. Stir in white chocolate chips and pepper.
  • Using a funnel, fill each ice candy bag about 2/3 full. Twist and tie to seal. Repeat with remaining mixtures. Stand in a tall jar or glass.
  • Place in freezer, and freeze overnight or at least 6 hours. Pack in ice with salt until ready to eat. Recipe orginally published in the March 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines.
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