Try This Marang Ice Cream Recipe From Negros!
Belle Piccio | Aug 22, 2018
It’s “marang season” in the Philippines!
Every August and September, sometimes going on until the end of the year, marang can be found in almost every fruit stall in the country.
There’s even a festival in Barangay Colonia Divina, Sagay City, Negros Occidental dedicated to the fruit. The town annually celebrates the Marang Yagangyang Festival every month of September. On its third year this 2018, it’s tentatively scheduled on September 28.
The town’s bountiful harvest of marang, the fruit is not only sold as it is but as well as it is turned into different delicious products: from ice cream, to bread, to candies, and to anything else edible you can imagine. Below is a recipe in making the marang ice cream shared by TLE teacher Jeramie Ababa of Barangay Colonia Divina.
Marang Ice Cream
- soy milk
- evaporated milk
- skimmed milk
- all purpose cream
- condensed milk
- marang pulp, seeds removed
- First, prepare an ice cream salt mixture in a small basin. It’s composed of crushed ice mixed with salt.
- Place the steel bowl that you’ll use for mixing the ingredients on top of the ice cream salt mixture.
- Pour the ingredients gradually one at a time starting from the milks, then the all-purpose cream and lastly, the marang pulps. Mix well until the pulps are evenly distributed.
- While in the process of mixing all the ingredients, the mixture will slowly thicken or turn into a condensed milk-like texture.
- You can use a mixer to evenly distribute all the ingredients and to achieve a fine texture of the mixture but if you don’t have a mixer, you can just use a wire whisk. You’ll know if it’s ready when the pieces of marang are very small or until unnoticeable and the texture of the mixture is fine and creamy.
- Once completely mixed, cover it with a towel and place it inside the freezer for about 45 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and mix again until it thickens.
- Place in small plastic cups with cover. Place again inside the freezer for about 4 hours or until it hardens.
- Your marang ice cream is now ready. Serve and enjoy!
Aside from the ice cream, marang can also be made into coffee, polvoron, tart, baye-baye, chocolate and many more. These products were on display during the first Marang Yagangyang Festival of Sagay City!
For more information, contact the Sagay City Tourism Office at (034) 488-0649, 488-0649 or 435-8571.
How to Get There
Sagay is at the northernmost tip of Negros. It's approximately 82 kilometers northeast of Bacolod City (2-hour drive), the provincial capital of Negros Occidental.
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest bus station for Bacolod-Sagay.
Or you can also go to Bacolod via ferry (estimated cost of Php2700++ with meal, round trip, 20-22 hours) from Manila. From the port you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at the north terminal bus station for Bacolod-Sagay. Going to Sagay City, buses and vans for hire regularly ply the northbound route of the Negros highway. Sagay is approximately a two-hour drive by private car from Bacolod City.