The Japanese feel as if summer has arrived when shaved ice is added to the menu of Japanese sweet shops. It’s time-consuming to make, but if you crush the ice in a food processor and freeze it again, you can process the ice again just before you eat it. This will also give much better results – it’s like eating fluffy, powdery snow.
If you are blitzing the ice twice, place the ice cubes in a food processor and blitz until you get snowy ice. Quickly tip it into a deep container (try not to compress the ice flakes) and keep this in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Tip the frozen strawberries and lychees into a blender. Blend to a smooth purée, then transfer to a bowl and rinse the blender.
Tip the frozen mango and water into the blender. Blend to a smooth purée. Add the lime juice and zest.
Transfer the ice flakes to a food processor and blitz until you get powdery ice.
Divide the shaved ice among four bowls, forming a mound in the centre of each without compressing the ice. Pour the two kinds of fruit purée over the ice and decorate with fresh fruit. Serve immediately.
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