Korean Bingsu

Strawberry Topped Korean Bingsu Frozen Dessert
The beloved Korean treat bingsu, sometimes written as bingsoo (in Korean it's 빙수) combines shaved ice with a variety of sweet toppings to create a delightful and satisfying dessert experience. Join us as we explore the world of bingsu and learn how to make this refreshing delight at home.

What is Bingsu?: Bingsu, also known as patbingsu, is a popular Korean dessert that features finely shaved frozen milk as its base. Traditionally served with sweet toppings such as red bean paste, fruit, condensed milk, and mini mochi, bingsu offers a refreshing and customizable treat that's perfect for warm weather. While the classic red bean version of bingsu remains a favorite, modern variations have emerged, incorporating ingredients like chocolate, matcha, and even cornflake cereal! Basic bingsu provides a perfect base to get creative with toppings, so feel free to experiment and make your own innovative combinations.

Recipe: Bingsu


  • 4 cups of milk
  • ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk, plus extra for topping
  • ½  cup chopped fresh fruit (such as strawberries, mangoes, or kiwi) or sweetened red bean paste
  • Optional toppings:


  1. Prepare the shaved milk ice. 
    1. Mix milk and condensed milk together and pour into ice cube trays.
    2. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight until completely frozen
    3. Remove from ice cube trays and use a shaved ice machine or pulse in blender until milk ice is the texture of snow.
    4. Scoop into serving bowls.
  2. If using red bean paste, spoon the red bean paste over the shaved ice, distributing it evenly.
  3. Add the chopped fresh fruit on top.
  4. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over whole thing.
  5. Sprinkle chopped nuts, powders, or other optional toppings on top.
  6. Optionally, top with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream for extra creaminess.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade bingsu!