Kakigori or Japanese ice cream is a remarkable delicacy from the Far East. Fortunately, you can prepare these yourself in this country, with a specially invented ice cream maker. This yummy summer dessert is basically scraped ice cream that you can buy on the street in a variety of flavors in Japan. In the past, a block of ice was simply cut using a blade, and then you simply used the ice chips to cook the kakigori. This is how this creative ice cream specialty came into being. s. The ice-scraping in the machine goes thus on the principle of the hand plane s. You can often see clearly the different layers of the finished ice cream.
Kakigori tastes great and small
Enjoy Kakigori ice cream in a classic way
A sweet syrup of your choice fits the Kakigori ice cream. The classic varieties are especially matcha and strawberries, but you can experiment with virtually any taste. In addition, it is very often added condensed milk as well as the traditional Shiramata and Anko.
Shiramata is another popular Japanese specialty.
These are small sticky balls made from a special gluten rice flour (shiratamako). You can find this flour online or in most asian shops. Alternatively, you can also use simple glutinous rice flour which, by the way, is much cheaper than Shiratamako.
Serve delicious Shiramata balls with Japanese condensed milk
Anko bean paste complacent?
And what about the Anko paste? This is actually made from red beans and tastes aromatic sweet. More specifically, these are the Japanese Azuki beans, which you can cook with sugar syrup or honey and as a popular dessert can offer so pure or even served as a side dish to ice cream and other goodies. Although the preparation of Anko bean paste is a bit elaborate, it is always worthwhile. Here you will find the recipe.
The Anko bean paste will not only give your Kakigori ice cream extra sweetness, it is also a spectacular red splash of color. The color is one of the reasons to use Anko too many desserts as a side dish. In addition, the paste is very healthy because it is full of natural proteins and also perfect for vegans. Not for nothing the Tibetan monks feed mainly on it. Anko is also known and eager to eat in all other Far Eastern countries – Thailand, China, Korea etc.
A healthy delicacy with a lot of protein
Just set up your Kakigori with Shiramata and Anko, pour it with condensed milk and sugar syrup of your choice and enjoy the wonderful freshness from Japan not only in summer, but also throughout the year!
At the bottom of the video you can see exactly how you can make Matcha-Kakigori yourself:
Strawberry Kakigori is a classic
Just like Matcha shaved ice
Kakigori is also enjoyed by many with ginger and honey
You can choose any color and flavor
Even pumpkin would be a successful alternative
… or nuts and dried fruits
Surprise your guests with home-made kakigori in mugs
… or in coffee cups …
Traditionally prepared with matcha, Kakigori is the definitive highlight of your party