6 popular shaved ice desserts around the world you can easily DIY at home with Chusei Ice

Shaved ice desserts are enjoyed in many parts of the world, and they come in different names, shapes and tastes. This month we would like to share with you some of our favorite recipes that anyone can easily follow to make exotic icy treats at home! 

Sno-ball (USA) 

Ingredients: 

  • Ice cream of your choice 
  • Juice of your choice 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make snow-like shaved ice. 
Fill serving bowl half way with the shaved ice, pour enough juice to just cover the ice. 
Add a 1/2 cup scoop of ice cream into the bowl. Top with additional shaved ice and juice!

 Raspado (Mexico) 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make 3 cups of snow-like shaved ice. 
Put 1 1/2 cups strawberries in a pan, add 1/2 cup water and the sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Stir occasionally until strawberries are soft and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Mix cooked strawberries and syrup in a blender until smooth. 

Pat-bingsu (South Korea)  

Ingredients: 

  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Red bean paste 
  • Matcha green tea powder 
  • Fruit cocktail 
  • Sweet rice cake 
  • Ice cream of your choice 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make snow-like shaved ice. 
Add red bean paste to the shaved ice and drizzle over with sweetened condensed milk, then top it with a few rice cakes and a sprinkle of matcha green tea powder. 
Add a scoop of fruit cocktail and ice cream of your choice, stir and mix well everything in the bowl altogether before serving (customary in South Korea but totally optional)! 

Ais kacang (Malaysia/Singapore) 

Ingredients: 

  • Dark brown sugar 
  • Water 
  • Evaporated milk 
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Palm seeds 
  • Cooked red beans 
  • Creamed sweetcorn 
  • Grass jelly 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make snow-like shaved ice. 
Dissolve brown sugar in boiling water to make syrup, then cool it off to room temperature. Spoon palm seeds, red beans, sweetcorn and grass jelly into a bowl, pour in the shaved ice to form a mound and top it with the syrup. Mix the milks and drizzle it over the ice before serving. 

Halo halo (Philippines) 

Ingredients: 

  • Diced fruit of your choice 
  • Ice cream of your choice 
  • Cooked sweet yams 
  • Evaporated milk 
  • Cubed gelatin 
  • Sweetcorn 
  • Puffed rice 
  • Shredded coconut 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make snow-like shaved ice. 
Place layers of sweetcorn, yams, puffed rice, shredded coconut, diced fruit and gelatin into a tall glass. Pour in shaved ice and evaporated milk, top with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle puffed rice over the ice cream before serving. 

Namkhaeng sai (Thailand) 

Ingredients: 

  • Cubed bread 
  • Condensed or evaporated milk 
  • Jackfruit jam 
  • Young coconut meat 
  • Palm seeds 
  • Grass jelly 
  • Chusei Ice (Cracked) 

Directions: 

Put Chusei Ice in a blender or ice shaver and make snow-like shaved ice. 
Place layers of grass jelly, palm seeds, young coconut meat, jackfruit jam and cubed bread into a serving bowl. Add shaved ice on top and pour in milk right before serving. 

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