Saturday, January 12, 2013

Those Colorful Agogo's


I want my kids to have fond memories of their grandparents the same way I do with my Lola.  I remember she used to send me my supply of Chocolate balls that I nibble and even sometimes use as a viand.  Call it wierd but I ate those chocolates with rice.  Now I know that my kids will remember my mother because of their unlimited supply of Agogo (a Hiligaynon term for Ice Candy) whenever we visit them in Bacolod.

Grape flavored Ice Candy that my son calls as "Colors." 

Ice Candy monsters!!

Making Agogo is a no brainer. Really! All you need to do is buy a pack of juice and mix it in water.  Then put it inside those Ice Candy plastics that you can buy at the market and leave inside the freezer for 24 hours.  My mother usually sells this for 2 pesos but when my kids are at home, they end up consuming almost everything. And you know what, it was one way of teaching my toddler about colors too.  



39 comments:

  1. my favorite ice candy flavor would be buko and sago. oh i miss being young and i miss ice candy too!

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  2. i missed ice candy, my mom used to make this when i was a kid

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  3. When I was a child, my mom used to do that as well! She used orange, grape and strawberry juice. :) My sons however doesn't like ice candy that much. waah!

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  4. We still make ice candy these days if we have fruits available!

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  5. My mother-in-law sells ice candy also! AND the kids eat most of them too when we visit my in-laws! LOL! Looks like we both have ice candy monsters. :)

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  6. We use fresh fruits, sugar and milk. I love ice candy!

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  7. My kids used to love ice candy too and even me but we prefer the fruit flavored ice candy. :)

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  8. Ice candy... hayst! I miss the simple life of Pilipinas. Now a days, super conyo na kasi :(

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  9. We used to make ice candy too. Mommy love mango flavor using ripe mangoes. My granny used to make some too and we, her grandkids, sold them in barrios. That was 20 years ago..hehehe

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  10. I miss eating ice candies. It's been years already. The last time I eat ice candy, I think, was at my high school years!

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  11. I would love to try some.... Delicious! :-)
    Eliz bc blogger

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  12. This is something new to me :) I remember I was also an ice candy monster when my mom sold ice candies back then :D

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  13. There's a store near my house that sells ice candy to die for. It costs 5.00 pesos each but it's all worth it. I'm even thinking of a way to steal her recipe. hahaha!

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  14. Us kids and my mom always make this before, but now not anymore. Then a few years ago my hubby asked me to make these with buco, buco juice and condensada. Instant dessert!

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  15. We used to do this when were kids. I think I'll do this for my son next time.

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  16. We sold ice candies when we were younger. But i think we consumed more electricity because the kids in our neighborhood came buying one after the other!

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  17. My mom was a teacher and one way to augment her small income at that time was to make ice candies. I still remember those days when my sister and I would sell them during recognition days even when I was an honor student. It may have been humiliating but I now realize that she had opened my eyes on how to creatively earn without thinking of what others would say as long as you do it right and used your hard earn money for your family.

    Blessings !

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  18. although my father's from Antique, pero kapitbahay pa rin yun ng Iloilo...pero this is the first time i heard of ice candies being called Agogo... hehehe :-) im a big fan of ice candies too!!! :-) which made me think, i should plan for our summer ice candy flavors this year... hehehe :D

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  19. i love my lola so dearly.. hehe i will always remember her with all the food she cooks, she loves to cook. she spends her almost the whole day in the kitchen cooking for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. :)

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  20. This made me excited for summer season! I plan to stock up on fruits and create shakes, and yes, ice candy, to beat the summer heat. :-)

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  21. my younger sister loves to make icecandy, in fact her children would sale it on their school.

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  22. simple yet effective ideas once again

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  23. what i remember about my lola when shw was still alive was her thoughtfulness.

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  24. I remember a lot of things about my lola, but one thing that stands out today is snacking on avocado with milk, sugar and ice! They had this avocado tree in their yard and she would make those snacks for us. Love that memory. Thanks for igniting it :)

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  25. Agogo! Wow, blast from the past! Favorite when I was little. Every summer vacation, I spent it in my mother's hometown in Negros Occ and there would always be agogo in the freezer.

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  26. Naku! We used to do this, too when we were kids. Sarap gumawa ng ice candy; pero mas masarap ang pag-kain nito.hahaha!! Wala pa rin tatalo sa ovaltine flavor.haha!

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  27. My mother-in-law sold those when my hubby and his siblings were young. My aunt sells some the avocado flavored ones when they have too much avocado at home and never fails to give us some.

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  28. I used to make ice candies during summer and my favorite is melon with milk. :-) Pag wala yun, kahit Milo pwede na hehehe.

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  29. Cool snack for kids.. must be really tasty for them.

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  30. Weee we use to sell this ice candies in house when I was a kid. We do flavor it with some special ingredients. hehehe.

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  31. Agogo reminds me of my childhood and hot summer days! :)

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  32. this coming summer vacation i will be making ice candy again for my kids

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  33. I love ice candy! Just that I get tonsillitis when I eat a lot of it. Haha

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  34. I like melon and mango ice candies!

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  35. My cousins and I used to do that, too, although only around summer!

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  36. We put sago in our Ice candies! I miss those times.

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    1. Sago? Wow, that's kinda new for me, Haven;t tasted ice candy with sago. Must try it.

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  37. My favorite is banana or vanilla flavor. Ang sarap gumawa ng kapitbahay namin dati, hehe. I missed those days and parang .50 lang dati per piece. :)

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  38. My favorite would be grape and chocolate (using Milo) my mom used to do that for us when we were younger. My kids now don't like cold treats that much except for soft ice creams. :)

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