The Panamanian Snow Cone, Raspado
The Glory of the Panamanian Snow Cone. Raspado! The perfect (albeit short term) remedy to conquering the heat as you walk around the Casco Viejo! As you stroll the streets, keep your eyes open for carts with huge blocks of ice on them and listen for vendors’ calls of “raspaooo, raspaooo, raspaooooo.” Choose a size, flavor, whether or not you want condensed milk and voilà! Icy, cold snow in 90-degree weather! This sweet Panamanian treat usually costs anywhere from US$1 to US$2 dollars. Buen provecho!