Baobing - Chinese Shaved Ice Dessert


Baobing - Chinese Shaved Ice Dessert

Frosty Delight: A Refreshing Twist on Chinese Shaved Ice

Baobing is a popular Chinese dessert that offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures. This recipe takes the traditional shaved ice dessert to the next level by incorporating unique ingredients and flavors.

Jan Dec

15 minutes


15 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free condensed milk), Vegan (if using vegan condensed milk)

None (unless specific toppings contain allergens)

Keto, Paleo, Low-carb, High-protein, Sugar-free



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 6g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 60g, 40g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    In a blender, crush the ice cubes until they reach a fine, snow-like consistency.
  2. 2.
    Transfer the shaved ice into serving bowls or glasses.
  3. 3.
    Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the shaved ice.
  4. 4.
    Arrange the fresh fruit, sweet red bean paste, and mochi balls on top of the shaved ice.
  5. 5.
    Drizzle honey over the toppings.
  6. 6.
    Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top.
  7. 7.
    Serve immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Mochi balls — Ensure they are soft and chewy by following the package instructions for cooking or microwaving.
  • Fresh fruit — Use ripe and juicy fruits for the best flavor and texture.
  • Sweet red bean paste — If using canned paste, warm it slightly before topping the shaved ice to enhance its spreadability.
  • Toasted sesame seeds — Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until golden brown for a nutty aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a twist, try adding a drizzle of matcha syrup or chocolate sauce.
  • Experiment with different toppings like crushed peanuts, coconut flakes, or flavored syrups.
  • To achieve the perfect shaved ice texture, freeze the ice cubes for a few hours before blending.
  • If you don't have a blender, you can use a food processor or a manual ice shaver.
  • Customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of condensed milk and honey.

Serving advice

Serve baobing immediately after preparation to enjoy the refreshing texture of the shaved ice. Provide spoons and straws for easy consumption.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, use clear glass bowls or tall glasses to showcase the layers of shaved ice and colorful toppings. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of fruit on the rim of the bowl.