Mahalo Mexico Shaved Ice Recipe From Adam Richman

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Shaved ice may remind you of your childhood, but this one is for adults only. Travel Channel's Adam Richman combines Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade, jalapeño and watermelon into ice trays, then blitzes the frozen product with tequila and agave. For an extra kick, he tops the whole snow cone with a dusting of chili powder. It'll be welcomed warmth amid all that frost.

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Recipe adapted from Adam Richman for Mike's Hard Lemonade

Watermelon-Jalapeño Shaved Ice
5 from 28 ratings
Keep your barbecue guests cool with this frosty recipe from Mike's Hard Lemonade and "Man v. Food" star Adam Richman. It's sweet, cold and packs a kick with tequila and a dusting of chili powder.
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to 6 servings
Total time: 15 minutes
  • Two 11.2-fluid ounce bottles Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade
  • 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1½ teaspoons agave
  • ½ jalapeño--stemmed, seeded and rough chopped
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Chili powder, for garnish
  1. In a blender, combine the Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade, chopped watermelon, tequila, agave and jalapeño and blend until smooth. Strain the purée, then pour it into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  2. Remove the pan from the freezer and break up the semi-frozen liquid with a fork. Place the pan back in the freezer and repeat this process every 15 minutes until the mixture resembles a snow-like consistency, 1 to 1½ hours.
  3. Divide the shaved ice between bowls or paper cones and garnish with a lime wedge and a pinch of chili powder, then serve.
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