Okay, so it's more like shaved ice, or a snow cone. Piraguas are sold by street vendors and they are made with a wide variety of flavors, like cherry, lemon, and strawberry. If you're lucky to live in an area where they sell 'em, I am jealous! If you don't, you can actually make these. They are perfect for the summer, and far less messy than ice-cream.
They typically sell them in areas where there is a high population of Puerto Ricans. So, will you find them in Miami? I personally never did. In New York City? They are everywhere. Piragua is the Puerto Rican term for snow cone, but the name will vary depending on which country you ask.
Let's make mango with vanilla piragua.
What You'll Need:
1lb ripe mango (peeled)
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz can of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 cups shaved ice
How To Make Shaved Ice:
Get a blender. Get about 2 cups of ice. Add about 1 cup of water. Blend. Do not blend until it's liquid. As ice as needed. Consistency should look like shaved ice.
How To Make It:
Put the mango, both milks and vanilla in a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide the shaved ice between 4 tall glasses and pour mango syrup over each glass.