I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I actually quite enjoy cooking. [I’m just not super great at it, since I have a hard time following recipes like a normal person.] So, I figured I’d start a new segment: making dishes from around the world right here at home.
Today’s dish is patbingsu [팥빙수], a Korean frozen dessert that was a childhood favourite of mine and that I still love for those warm summer days! The great thing about this shaved ice dish is that the you can basically add whatever you want, and it will still taste amazing.
There are basically hundreds of thousands of variations on the recipe, but the following will be how my dad’s been making it for my brother and me for the past seventeen years. [+ some condensed milk, because DANG]
I usually buy rice cakes and cooked pat for this, so the recipes for both on here were very helpful.
Condensed Milk [optional: works with normal milk]
Cooked pat, or red beans [you can buy it canned in Korean markets, but if you do plan on making your own, keep in mind that it takes a few hours!]
Shaved Ice [electric shavers run pretty cheap on the internet]
Teeny tiny rice cakes
Various fresh fruits!
+ anything else your heart desires
Now let’s cook!
1. Start prepping your beans and rice cakes, if applicable. [If you’re making these ingredients fresh, put them in the freezer for a little while so that they don’t melt the ice right away! ♥︎]
2. After all of your ingredients are prepped, shave your ice!
3. Start throwing shit in. [My ice start to melt, so I just shaved some more ice on top]
4. That is literally all! Adjust to suit your needs, throw some fresh fruits and rice cakes on top… Or cookies. Literally whatever. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed this! Requests for other foods are welcomed and encouraged.
Have a great weekend!