Ice on the streets

This is a bicycle cart in the Zócalo plaza, selling blocks of ice. These vendors are common in Mexico, providing ice for various uses, such as for coolers, to vendors for keeping beverages cold, or for use in traditional ice-based treats like raspados (shaved ice).

Raspado or nieve raspada translates to “shaved ice.” Raspados are typically topped with flavored syrups and sometimes with condensed milk or fresh fruit. They are a popular treat to cool down with, especially in the warmer regions and months.