Es teler is a very simple refreshing drink to make, as long as you have an Asian grocery nearby. Westerners like this as dessert.
|Serves:||6 - 8|
|Preparation time:||30 minutes|
|Cooking time:||- minutes|
|Ready in:||30 minutes|
Most of the ingredients to making Es teler are found in the canned fruit aisle. These include:
Jackfruit, coconut meat, coconut gel cubes and attap fruit
Step 1: Drain the cans of jackfruit and cut the fruit into strips about ½ cm (¼ inch) in width. Add the jackfruit strips to a large bowl.
Step 2: Drain the can of young coconut meat (reserving the syrup) and cut the coconut into thin strips of ½ cm (¼ inch) in width. Add the coconut strips to the bowl with the jackfruit. Add the reserved coconut syrup to the bowl as well.
Step 3: Open the can of attap fruit and add the fruit plus half the syrup to the bowl with the jackfruit and coconut strips.
Step 4: Drain the jar of coconut gel and add the gel cubes to the bowl with the other ingredients.
Step 5: Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and cut them into a 1 cm (½ inch) dice. Scoop out the diced avocadoes into the bowl with the other fruit.
Step 6: Gently mix everything to combine.
Step 7: At this point, you have a big bowl of room temperature fruit - not too appetizing, especially on a hot day. Add several cups of crushed ice to the bowl to cool things down a bit.
Step 8: The ice will dilute the sweetness of the fruit. To bring some of that sweetness quotient back to the es teler, add 5 to 8 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk to the bowl. Start with a little condensed milk, stir it in gently, and taste and add more condensed milk until the es teler reaches your desired sweetness.
Step 9: Ladle out the es teler into individual cups or bowls, making sure each one gets some of everything.
I can't say which individual component I like best about es teler. Each fruit contributes its own unique and pleasant character to the whole dessert. All I know is, we never have any leftovers, but we always have requests for the es teler recipe. So, to all you es teler lovers out there, here you go!
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