Shaved Ice with Fresh Fruit Purée



Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

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.



  • 40 ice cubes, about 900 g (2 lb)
  • 200 g


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 man