When I was a child growing up in California, my Tennessee-born mother sometimes snacked on graham crackers crumbled into a bowl and covered with milk. Similarly, a snack my late sister-in-law Afua used to enjoy when she attended the boarding school where I taught in Nungua was called “iced” or “ice” kenkey. She simply crumbled part of a ball of Ga kenkey with her fingers into a cup and added cold water and “plenty” of evaporated milk and sugar, stirred it well, and drank/ate it from a large mug. We had no refrigerator, and if we had I am sure she would have used ice water to prepare it.
I checked in with a couple of Ghanaians—my sister-in-law Theodora, and my friend Julia—to make sure of the recipe. Julia insists that “iced kenkey” made from Fantekenkey tastes superior to that from other types of kenkey. Iced kenkey is quick and easy to make when kenkey is on hand. It is also a popular inexpensive snack/street food. It can tide people over until they can have a more filling meal. Iced kenkey is also used as a weaning food for children.