Bingsu with sweet red beans - Korean Shaved Ice Dessert

A must try Korean shaved ice dessert that is soo cooling and refreshing. Fruits and sweet milk makes this an irresistible dessert on hot summer days!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Korean
Keyword cooling, shaved ice, summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 181kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


  • ice shaver machine and ice (Note 1 serving = 2 cup in volume of shaved ice)
  • 1/2 cup sweet red beans (1/4 cup per serving)
  • 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk (1 Tbs per serving)
  • 2 Tbsp misugaru (미수가루) or roasted grains powder (1 Tbs per serving)
  • 2-3 Tbsp mini mochi rice cake (1.5 Tbs or 1 heaping Tbs per serving)
  • 6 strawberries , sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (1/4 cup per serving)


  • If using a special round container for the ice, fill with water and put in the freezer to make ice. Some machines, like mine above, will let you make shaved ice from regular ice cubes also. This is nice to have since you may not always have the special ice ready or have enough of it.
  • Open cans, package and clean berries and prepare each of the toppings for assembly.
  • Slice strawberries.
  • Shave the ice into a bowl large enough to hold everything.
  • Order of toppings is not terribly important but to coat ice evenly, you may want to sprinkle the misugaru on ice using a small sieve.
  • Add berries and mini mochi cake. Spoon sweet red beans on top or on the side and then drizzle sweetened condensed milk


Bingsu has many variations and it's basically however you want to make it. You can have kids make their own bingsu with their own favorite toppings. You can also top with ice cream and nuts. Enjoy!!


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.8mg