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15 Shaved Ice Recipes (+ Homemade Sno Balls)

Are you on the hunt for a delicious way to cool down from the scorching heat? Then you can’t go wrong with these shaved ice recipes!

Shaved ice is a quintessential summer treat popular all over the world. It’s cool, refreshing, and can be made in many different ways.

15 Shaved Ice Recipes. Shown in picture: Homemade Rainbow Shaved Ice in a White Bowl
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We’ve rounded up all-time favorite recipes from all over the world. From stuffed sno balls to Asian classics and fruity treats, these desserts will cool you down.

Take your taste buds on a summer adventure with these refreshing shaved ice recipes!

1. Bingsu (Shaved Ice with Sweet Red Beans)

When it comes to desserts in Korea, there’s one that trumps all others: bingsu!

Bingsu is a cold, creamy treat packed with the rich sweetness of red beans. Adding nuts or fruits to the mix brings extra goodness and fantastic texture to this dessert.

One bite feels like eating a cloud of pure joy in the form of shaved ice.

2. Halo Halo

Nothing says “summer” more like the well-loved Filipino dessert: halo-halo. This cold treat will bring the flavors of the tropics in one serving!

It’s a mixture of shaved ice, milk, and toppings that range from sweet to savory. This dessert features purple yam, jackfruit, tapioca pearls, sweetened beans, flan, and more.

The ingredients are simple, but the burst of flavors with every bite is endless.

3. Baobing Chinese Shaved Ice

Looking for a sweet snack to cool you down and fill you up? Search no further than Baobing Chinese shaved ice!

Baobing offers an array of ingredients that will satisfy any sweet tooth. It has tapioca pearls, glutinous rice balls, and red and mung beans for a filling dessert.

Every spoonful will bring a burst of flavors and textures that make you want to dance. Each bowl of this sweet dessert has coconut milk for a creamy finish.

4. Jello Shaved Ice

Let’s face it: Jello is a classic. And there’s no better way to beat the heat than with some tasty Jello-based treats.

This recipe makes the best out of frozen Jellos by adding sprite and bright colors. Plus, you can top it with condensed milk for a sweet, creamy addition.

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So choose your favorite Jello flavor and make this cold treat!

5. Homemade Mango Shaved Ice (Mango Bingsu)

What comes to mind when you think of a cool, refreshing treat? For me, it’s this mango shaved ice!

It’s like a cross between shaved ice and ice cream with its creamy texture and sweet, tart flavor. One spoonful will make you feel like you’re on summer vacation.

This is one of the easiest, most delicious desserts you can make at home. You’ll want to eat this every day or at least until you run out of mangoes.

6. Shaved Ice Dessert – Thai Style | Nam Kang Sai

Beat the heat with this Thai-style shaved ice’s fresh, sweet flavors.

Nam Kang Sai features a blast of freshness from the basil seeds and hearty texture from croutons. Adding sweetened condensed milk to the mix brings a creamy delight to round out the flavors.

Plus, the red syrup makes this shaved ice pop with a mouthwatering presentation!

7. Cherry Vanilla Shaved Ice

Have you ever had a dessert that was so good that it made you crave for more? That’s how I felt when I first tried this cherry vanilla shaved ice!

This cold treat features cherries’ sweet, tart flavors with notes of rich vanilla bean. The fruity goodness of this dessert will make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise.

As you take a bite, you’ll feel its coolness to awaken all of your senses. 

8. Cream Shaved Ice

Nothing beats the classic comforting taste of cream shaved ice. It’s so simple, yet the flavors are so luscious that it’s almost sinfully good.

This recipe combines sweet condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in one package. 

Adding vanilla extract brings extra decadent flavors that melt in your mouth with amazingness. Sprinkle it with a dash of cinnamon, and get ready for the ultimate flavor bomb!

9. Ujikintoki (Green Tea Shaved Ice)

Cool down on a hot summer day with the fresh, sweet flavors of Ujikintoki.

It’s a Japanese shaved ice dessert with green tea, condensed milk, and red bean paste. This treat can be topped with mochi or ice cream for a more decadent taste.

No matter how you serve it, this sweet treat will surely please anyone. It might even be your new favorite comfort food for the summer!

10. New Orleans Stuffed Snowballs

What’s better than a sno ball? A sno ball stuffed with New Orleans’ flavors, of course!

This homemade sno ball packs the classic grape and orange juice combo. It also features a velvety vanilla light ice cream to bring creaminess and sweetness.

The refreshing flavors of this treat make it a classic favorite for kids and adults alike. Serve this for summer pool parties and enjoy playing under the sun.

11. Iskrambol or Ice Scramble

Are you ready to cool down with a sweet treat?

Ice scramble or iskrambol is a famous Filipino shaved ice dessert. It’s a classic street food that many love for its sweet, refreshing taste.

This dessert is made with shaved ice drizzled with banana extract and skimmed powdered milk. It’s topped with more milk, chocolate syrup, and candies for extra sweetness.

The taste of this dessert is absolutely addictive, and it’s sure to satisfy your cravings!

12. Fresh Watermelon Granita (Watermelon Shaved Ice)

If you’re looking for a new, refreshing way to enjoy watermelon, make a fresh watermelon granita!

It’s like a cross between a slushie and a sorbet with the irresistible sweetness of the watermelon. This recipe only requires watermelon juice that’s chilled to cold perfection.

It’s the perfect treat to beat the heat while this dessert melts in your mouth with deliciousness.

13. Mais Con Yelo

Mais con yelo is another classic Filipino dessert to help you beat the heat! It’s light and refreshing, but it feels like you’re eating something decadent. 

The crunch of shaved ice with sweet corn kernels and coconut meat will keep you delighted. Plus, it’s drenched in a creamy almond and condensed milk for a hearty taste.

Top it with mango ice cream and enjoy the flavors of summer in one dessert!

14. Raspados Mexicanos

Raspados Mexicanos: the perfect summer treat.

In Mexico, it’s not uncommon for people to enjoy a raspado on a hot day. It’s a delicious way to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with its refreshing taste.

This cold treat is made with shaved ice topped with mangoes simmered in sugar. The syrup from the mango mixture coats the ice with sugary, fruity sweetness.

Plus, you can top it with chamoy to recreate the authentic Mexican delight!

15. Hawaiian Shaved Ice

This simple Hawaiian shave ice recipe will take your taste buds on a trip to paradise!

It features shaved ice drizzled with sugary pineapple sauce for a sweet, tart treat. This cold treat coats your tongue with sugary, fruity flavors to cool you off.

The best part? It only requires a handful of ingredients, and it’s a breeze to make.

15 Shaved Ice Dessert Collection (+Sno Balls)

These shaved ice desserts are the perfect way to cool down this summer! They may be made mainly of just frozen water, but they’ll surely make your mouth water.


  • Bingsu (Shaved Ice with Sweet Red Beans)

  • Halo Halo

  • Baobing Chinese Shaved Ice

  • Jello Shaved Ice

  • Homemade Mango Shaved Ice (Mango Bingsu)

  • Shaved Ice Dessert – Thai Style | Nam Kang Sai

  • Cherry Vanilla Shaved Ice

  • Cream Shaved Ice

  • Ujikintoki (Green Tea Shaved Ice)

  • New Orleans Stuffed Snowballs

  • Iskrambol or Ice Scramble

  • Fresh Watermelon Granita (Watermelon Shaved Ice)

  • Mais Con Yelo

  • Raspados Mexicanos

  • Hawaiian Shaved Ice


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Shaved Ice Recipes (+ Homemade Sno Balls)

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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