Bingsoo – Top 11 Best Korean Shaved Ice You Need to Try!


Get ready to cool down and satisfy your sweet cravings because we’re about to take you on a journey through the ultimate Korean dessert – bingsoo! Bingsoo has become a popular treat not only in Korea but all over the world – known for its refreshing shaved ice base and various toppings, 

If you haven’t tried it yet or are looking for new flavors to add to your list of favorites, then this post is perfect for you! We’ve scoured the streets of Korea (virtually) to bring you my top picks for the best Korean bingsoos that’ll leave your taste buds in bliss. So grab a spoon and let’s dig in!

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Bingsoo - Korean Shaved Ice

Bingsoo is a famous Korean shaved ice served with various toppings and milk on otp of it. There are many different flavors of bingsoo to grab as many customers as possible. While bingsoo is best to eat during summer seasons in korea, you can still get it all year-round. 

Bingsoo History

Korean shaved ice history can be seen from the record of Joseon Dynasty around 1392-1897. Inside the history books, they mention about officials having crush ice mixed with fruits (similar to Bingsoo) together during summer seasons.

In addition to that, the red bean bingsoo known as Patbingsoo, became the summer dessert sold as common street food after korean war.

Top 11 Must-Try Korean Bingsoo

Here are my top picks of korean shaved ice a.k.a bingsoo you can try in korea or at any korean dessert house near you including.

11. Oreo Bingsoo


Oreo bingsoo, who doesn’t love Oreo? This shaved ice is made of Oreo biscuit that was grind into pieces and powder, mix with milk, whipped cream and ice cream. The taste is really feels like cookies and cream type of bingsoo, creamy and very sweet.

10. Brownie Choco Pong Bingsoo


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Brownie Choco Pong Bingsoo features Joripong, pieces of brownie, and chocolatte powder and syrup. If you are a big fan of chocolatte flavors, then you want to try this one! 

9. Karahyang Bingsoo


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Karahyang bingsoo is korean shaved ice with tangerine flavors. This tangerine is only grown in Jeju and can only be harvested in two month every single year which makes this taste kind of a limited edition.

8. Black Sesame Bingsoo


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In korea, black sesame is called ‘Heugimja‘, which most koreans usually eat for it’s delicious taste and health benefits. Most cafes in korea offers black sesame lattes since it has a good health benefits and taste good. Thus they start selling Heugimja or Black sesame bingsoo as their dessert.

This bingsoo topped with injeolmi rice cakes coated mix with nuts on top of it, which adds a slight savory taste to this dessert.

7. Real Whole Melon Sulbing


Real whole melon flavors, just as it name suggest, it really put the whole melon on top of your dessert as the cover of this korean shaved ice.

This bingsoo features some crunchy cereal, rice cake, as well as sweet red bean, koreans traditional flavors. 

6. Strawberry Cheese Melon Bingsoo


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If you love melon and strawberry, then you must definitely try strawberry cheese melon bingsoo.  Strawberries and cheese is already a perfect combo, mix it with some melon will add a smooth slight fresh and sweet flavor to your dessert.

5. Green Tea Bingsoo


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Who doesn’t love green tea? Even just heard it’s name makes us feel healthy and want to taste it right away!

Even though it sounds ‘green’ or healthy, this bingsoo is actually not any healthier as other bingsoo.

This green tea flavors is taste like matcha, you will love this if you love matcha flavors. This bingsoo is covered with green tea powder, ice cream, red bean and mochi. For the sweet taste, this bingsoo rely on the the red bean paste which is slight (not too much) sweet.

4. Strawberry Bingsoo


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For strawberry lovers, then strawberry bingsoo is definitely created for you! Strawberry korean shaved ice is served in most cafes during winter season because it is a kinda common flavors for most people.  

This korean shaved ice mostly use the milk shaved ice and fresh strawberry mix with strawberry syrup and some scoop of strawberry ice cream.

3. Cheesecake Apple Mango


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If you are a cheesecake lovers, then you can try this delicious apple mango cheesecake flavors! The perfect taste of cheesecake mix with mango apple just creates a sweet and refreshing taste! 

2. Mango Bingsoo


The vibrant color and juicy mango mix with the ice cream and mango syrup is definitely one of the best taste you can try.

Do note that this mango dessert is having really high calory and super sweet (high in sugar). Just keep it in mind in case you are on a diet.

1. Pat Bingsoo


Patbingsoo is the classic and traditional Korean shaved ice you can try. This dessert is made of injeolmi (korean rice cake) mix with soybeans powder, sweet red bean and covered with caramel syrup or milk. 

Usually they put ice cream on top of it. Since This flavor is one of the most favourite choice during summer seasons.

Make Bingsoo At Home

There are a few things you’ll need to make your own Korean shaved ice at home:

  • Shaved ice machine
  • Korean flavor syrups (red bean, condensed milk etc.)
  • Fruits
  • Toppings of your choice!

The first step to make korean bingsoo at home is to make the shaved ice. The way you can make shaved ice at home is by using common blender you have at home. However, if you prefer to use a shaved ice machine, the video will show you the best shaved ice machine to make this korean dessert.

Once you have the shaved ice, it’s time to start adding the flavor. Begin by adding your favorite syrup. For a classic taste, try using red bean or condensed milk syrup. Next, add any fruit or toppings of your choice. Some popular toppings include mochi balls, almonds, and pine nuts.

Once everything is assembled, it’s time to enjoy! Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing taste of homemade Korean shaved ice.

Enjoy Bingsoo To the Full

Here are some tips how to maximize your korean shaved ice experience including.

  • First, make sure to get a good mix of toppings. This will ensure that you get a little bit of everything in each bite and that the flavors all work together. A good mix of toppings could including: strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, Mango, pineapple, Chocolate sauce, honey, condensed milk, etc.
  • Second, take your time! Don’t rush through eating your bingsoo. Savor each bite and enjoy the experience.
  • Third, don’t be afraid to try something new! try any type of toppings you want and just create your own flavors.
  • Finally, share share share! sharing is loving! This korean dessert is meant to be enjoyed with friends. family and loved ones. So go ahead and enjoy this dessert together!

Sum Up

Since Korea go international, thanks to Kpop and Kdrama waves, netizen all over the world start looking to try korean food as well as korean dessert. I believe you can grab this korean dessert easily in any korean dessert house near where you live!

If you are living in LA, then there are a lot of cafes in koreatown LA offers this dessert. In case you can’t find a korean dessert house near the place you live, you can just easily make this at home. Be creative with the toppings, you might even be the one to introduce this korean dessert in your areas!

These are all my top picks of korean bingsoo I can share to all of you, which one you love the most? Have you ever try one of these korean shaved ice before? Let me know in the comment sections below!


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