Make This: Matcha and Strawberry Wicked ScrambleMarch 13, 2017
Manila was supposed to have had bid goodbye to a touring cast after a 5-week run of Wicked, the new-modern classic that boasts of 3 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy for their original cast, amongst other accolades. The musical has its own cult following in Manila that likely led to its TWO week extension (it was first announced to be extended until March 12, until 8 more shows were added for a second and final extension), and what other way to celebrate the extension than by celebrating all things pink and green.
This may possibly be considered a spoiler alert (though if it is, it is only minor and if you don’t know it yet, please get updated with your pop culture ASAP), but Wicked houses the stories of one of our favorite female friendships in pop culture: that of the ever-bubbly Galinda (with a “Ga”) and the cynical yet compassionate Elphaba. Though although one is allegedly “unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe,” and the other is categorically “Blonde,” they make it through a bad first impression filled with unadulterated loathing, and find that through their friendship they have profoundly been changed for good.
Using the strong-willed flavor and color of Matcha to represent Elphaba and combining it with the sweet, approachable and popular strawberry flavor and color for Galinda’s signature pink, we create a wickedly fun and ridiculously easy-to-make refreshing snack in dedication to one of broadway’s biggest hits—and just in time for the summer heat.
YIELD: 2 portions
TIME: 1 hour
- 100g strawberry shake powder (around 1 packet)
- 360ml evaporated milk
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup matcha drink powder (from any Japanese grocery)
- ¼ cup powdered milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- mini marshmallows, as needed
- chocolate syrup, as needed
- rainbow sprinkles, as needed
- shaved ice, as needed
- To make liquid part, whisk evaporated milk with strawberry shake powder till smooth.
- To make polvoron, place flour in a pan and cook over low to medium heat tossing constantly to avoid burning. You will know it is ready when all the raw starchy flavor is gone. Should take around ten minutes but keep tasting as given times in recipes are just guidelines and not rules.
- When flour is cooked, remove from heat and place in bowl. While still hot, mix all the other ingredients in and work in till the polvoron is an even color. Sift through a strainer into a container and store.
- To finish, place shaved ice in 2 glasses, pour pink liquid over the ice, top with matcha polvoron and garnish with marshmallows and chocolate syrup.
- Top with rainbow sprinkles.