Check out the amazing video of how ice gola’s are made in a superfast mode when you have lot of customer to serve. This is a stall at Juhu chowpatty beach near Charni Road and Marine Drive. He makes all different types and flavour of gola’s. I liked the milk cream chocolate chips gola. If you are Juhu beach do remember to try the gola.
Shaved ice is a large family of ice-based dessert made of fine shavings of ice or finely crushed ice and sweet condiments or syrups. Usually, the syrup is added after the ice has been frozen and shaved—typically at the point of sale. However, flavoring can also be added before freezing. The dessert is consumed world-wide in various forms and manners. Shaved ice can also mixed with large quantities of liquid to produce shaved ice drinks.
In Canada and the United States, they are commonly known as “Snow cones” or “Snowballs”, which consists of crushed or shaved ice topped with sweet fruit flavored syrup. Within the United States, several regional variations are prominent: New Orleans snowballs include a topping of fruit flavored syrup or a fruit-cream syrup mixture, and Baltimore snowballs frequently include a fruit flavored syrup and are then topped additionally with marshmallow cream.
In Cuba, as well as in many Cuban neighborhoods in the United States, they are known as “granizados,” after the Spanish word granizo for hailstones. In Miami, granizados are often sold in conjunction with other frozen confections in ice cream trucks and stands throughout the city. A classic Cuban flavoring for granizados is anise, made from extracts of the star anise spice.
In the Dominican Republic and many Dominican neighborhoods, snow cones are called “frío frío”, with “frío” being the Spanish word for “cold”, or alternately called “Yun Yun”.
In Hawaii, they are known as “Hawaiian shave ice” or just ‘Shave ice’, and often resemble East Asian versions of shaved ice, with condensed milk and azuki beans often added as toppings, while a scoop of vanilla ice cream is common at the bottom of the cone.
In Mexico, as well as in some Spanish-speaking communities of the Southwestern United States, Texas, and California, a finely shaved and syruped ice is called a “raspa”, or “raspado”. Raspar is Spanish for “scrape”; hence raspado means “scraped”, referring to the ice. Raspados come in a wide range of fruit flavors and classic Mexican flavors, including leche (sweetened milk with cinnamon), picosito (lemon and chili powder), chamoy (fruits and chili sauce, known as chamoyada) , cucumber, guanabana, guava, pistachio, and tamarind.
In most of Puerto Rico and many Puerto Rican neighborhoods, they are named “Piragua”, because they are made in pyramid shapes and agua means water in Spanish. In western Puerto Rico towns such as Mayagüez, they are called “raspao”. Most Puerto Rican snow cone vendors use street snow cone carts instead of fixed stands or kiosks. During the summer months in Puerto Rican neighborhoods, especially in New York and Philadelphia, “piragua” carts are often found on the streets and attract many customers.
A Sno-ball is the New Orleans variant.
In East Asia shaved ice desserts are not only flavoured with various types of syrup it is also common to add solid ingredients such as Red bean paste, jellies, canned fruits, jams, sweetened condensed milk, and many other types of sweetened foods to vary the textures of the ice dessert.
In Taiwanese cuisine it is known as “Bàobīng” (刨冰; Mandarin Pinyin) or Chhoah-peng (剉冰; Taiwanese POJ). There are many varieties in Taiwan.
In Japan, the ice is known as “Kakigōri” (かき氷; かきごおり)
In Korea, the shaved ices are known as “Patbingsu” (팥빙수).
In Brazil they are known as “raspadinha” and in some parts of the country as “Gelo ralado com groselha”
In Colombia, Panama and Venezuela they are called “Raspados” or “Raspaos” and are also topped with condensed milk and fruit flavors.
In Indonesia, it is known as “es campur”, which is similar to the Malaysian/Singaporean ais kacang.
In the Philippines, it is known as Halo halo which consists of shaved ice topped with sweetened beans and fruits, creme caramel (flan), nata de coco and ice cream. “Halo-halò” literally means “mix-mix” in Tagalog.
In Thailand, this kind of cold dessert is known as “namkhaeng sai” (น้ำแข็งไส) and very popular.
In Pakistan it is often referred to as Gola ganda (Urdu: گولا گنڈا)
In India known as Chuski; flavored with sugar syrups, fruit flavors and several other indigenous flavors like rose, khus, or kala-khatta. It is often topped with condensed milk. A literal translation of “Ball of ice” is used in many parts of India: Barfacha Gola in Marathi, Barf ka Gola in Hindi, and Barf no Golo in Gujarati.