You know, I am not an expert when it comes to the specifics of tablea, so I leave the answers to the experts 🙂
What is Philippine tablea?
The Philippine tablea is defined as roasted, ground and molded nibs of fermented pure (100%) cacao beans without added ingredients and additives. It is also a cocoa mass and cocoa liquor made from cacao beans that are fermented, dried, roasted, ground then molded into blocks, balls, discs, or tablets.
It is traditionally used in the Philippines to make a hot chocolate beverage using a wooden mixing implement or stirrer. The Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao estimated that around 2,000 tons of cacao beans is processed to tablea. – Industry.Gov.Ph
It was mango season when I last made Mango Ice Cream, I was able to use a fresh ripe mangoes for the said recipe. Since, it is not mango season here and good mangoes are hard to find now. I decided to use frozen mangoes instead. I used FROZEN MANGO PULP, instead of the frozen mango slices. Yes, the mango pulp, I always wondered what its like and now I know, it’s more of a mango nectar (in case you don’t know, like me).
I don’t really have plans of posting this recipe since the ingredients and procedure are similar to the previous one. BUT one thing that differs is the TASTE, the mango flavor is more intense using the pulp than the fresh one I’ve used before 😉 and I loved it.