I had the pleasure of trying Korean bingsu during my trip, and it was absolutely amazing! The combination of sweet and savory flavors in the bingsu was something that I had never experienced before. The shaved ice was so light and fluffy, and the toppings were so fresh and delicious. I knew that I had to try to recreate this experience when I got home. This step-by-step guide will show you how to make your own delicious Korean bingsu in the comfort of your own home. You’ll need a few ingredients and some patience, but once you’ve made your own bingsu, you’ll be sure to want to make it again and again. So, let’s get started and make some delicious Korean bingsu!
A Step-by-Step Guide to make korean bingsu
- Gathering Ingredients
For this recipe, you will need some milk and condensed milk, some syrup (go for the maple syrup for a different, but no less delicious, flavor), some ice shavings, some sesame seeds, some ground peanuts, and some fruits. The milk and condensed milk are self-explanatory you need these to give your creamy texture. The syrup is a must it will add a nice sweet flavor to your ice. Then, add the sesame seeds, peanuts, and fruits — they will add some texture and a burst of color to your bingsu.
- Preparing the Ice
The most important part of making your bingsu is of course the ice shavings. Depending on the type of ice that you use will determine what type of shaver you will use. If you use ice cubes, you can use a blender or a knife. If you use ice shavings, then you will want to use an ice shaver. These come in different styles, but they all serve the same general purpose to shave the ice. There are some bingsu-making machines that automate the whole process, but if you don’t have one of those, you will have to spend a few minutes shaving your ice. Once you have shaved your ice, you will want to make sure that it is put into a bowl or a tray. Take care to use a bowl or a tray that is large enough to hold enough ice to make your bingsu. You will want to evenly distribute the ice if you want to get your bingsu looking good. You can also use an empty and clean ice cream tub.
- Making the Syrup
This step is easy. All you have to do is mix the milk and condensed milk with the syrup. You can add the syrup to the milk and mix it with a spoon. Alternatively, you can put the milk and condensed milk into a bowl, and then pour the syrup in. Mix the syrup and milk together.
- Adding Toppings
Once the syrup is mixed in, add the sesame seeds, peanuts, (sweet red bean paste ) and fruits. Mix them in with the syrup. You can add any other toppings that you would like. This is the part where you can get creative. You can add anything you like, but try to keep it simple and don’t add too many toppings so that they do not get lost in the ice. Your bingsu should be aesthetically appealing, so try to keep the toppings to a minimum.
- Assembling the Bingsu
Once you have mixed the syrup with the toppings, you are ready to assemble the bingsu. First, you want to pour the syrup in the bottom of a bowl or a tray that is deep enough to hold the ice and syrup. Now, take the ice shavings and add them to the bowl or tray. They should be deep enough to cover the syrup. Now, pour more syrup that you have mixed with the toppings over the ice shavings. You’re now ready to enjoy your bingsu! All that’s left to do is add a scoop of ice cream and some sliced strawberries.
- In a large bowl, take shaved ice
- Mix well the milk, syrup and toppings
- Pour the mix in a bowl add shaved ice, add more mix at top add an icecream scoop and garnish it with some sliced strawberries 😉
- Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade bingsu!
What kind of ice should I use for bingsu?
The best kind of ice to use for bingsu is finely shaved ice. This can be achieved by using a shaved ice machine or a food processor.
Can I make bingsu with regular ice cubes?
Regular ice cubes can be used, but they will not give the same texture as finely shaved ice. The ice will be more crunchy and less smooth.
What are some common toppings for bingsu?
Some common toppings for bingsu include fruit (such as strawberries, kiwi, and mango), nuts (such as almonds and walnuts), and sweet syrups or sauces (such as chocolate or caramel).
Making bingsu at home is a great way to enjoy a delicious dessert while spending quality time with family and friends. It’s a delicious treat that takes just a few ingredients and a bit of patience to make. With the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, making bingsu at home can be a fun, rewarding experience. Bingsu is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day and it’s sure to be a hit with family and guests alike.
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