Different kind of shaved ice in the world

The different kind of shaved ice in the world

Even if the basic ingredient is often the same, each country has managed to bring its own personal touch. There are many kinds of shaved ice in the world!

Hawaian Snow cones

Shaved ice snow cones are a refreshing summertime treat. They're made by shaving a block of ice into thin sheets, then stacking the sheets on top of each other and shaved again into fine, fluffy snow. The snow is then scooped into cones and topped with flavored syrup. Shaved ice snow cones are thought to have originated in Asia, but they've become popular all over the world, especially in Hawaii.

hawaiian snow cone


Taiwanese Bao bing

In Taiwan, shaved ice is called bao bing and it's often topped with fruits like mangoes or strawberries.

Bao bing is a type of shaved ice dessert that originated in Taiwan. It is made with a block of ice that is shaved into thin layers and then topped with sweet syrups, fruits, and other toppings. bao bing is a popular summer treat in Taiwan, and it can now be found in many other countries around the world. While the traditional toppings are still popular, bao bing can also be made with more unique flavor combinations, such as chocolate, green tea or many fruits. No matter what toppings you choose, bao bing is sure to be a refreshing and delicious treat.

Taiwanese Bao bing

Korean Bingsu

Bingsu is a Korean dessert that consists of shaved ice, condensed milk, and fruit. It is often served with a scoop of ice cream on top. Bingsu originates from the Joseon Dynasty, when it was known as kkachi boran (까치 보란), or 'red bean shaved ice'. The dish became popular among the royal family and aristocracy, who would enjoy it during the hot summer months. In the early 20th century, kkachi boran began to be known by its current name, bingsu. Today, bingsu is enjoyed by people of all ages and can be found in restaurants and cafes across Korea. Whether you enjoy it on a hot summer day or a cold winter night, korean bingsu is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Korean bingsu

French granité

A french granité is a refreshing and delicious summer treat. It is made with shaved ice, and typically a liqueur such as calvados or rum. It may sound strange but this dish is usually eaten right after the starter and not as a dessert.

French granité

Japanese kakigori

While the french granité is a refreshing summer treat, its japanese counterpart, kakigori, is even more popular in the hot and sticky summers of japan. Kakigori is made with shaved ice that is flavored with syrup and often topped with fruits or condensed milk. The result is a light and refreshing dessert that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. While kakigori is traditionally made with hand-shaved ice, many modern restaurants now use machines to shave the ice into the perfect consistency. This makes it easier to enjoy kakigori on a hot summer day. Whether you are in japan or elsewhere, kakigori is a delicious and refreshing way to beat the heat.

Japanese kakigori
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