How to Make Hawaiian Shave Ice?
A simple and refreshing dessert, Hawaiian shave ice can be made at home easily. With the help of this guide and a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer with Shave Ice Attachment, this tropical dessert will become a breeze.
WHAT IS HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE?
A refreshing and customizable treat, Hawaiian shave ice is made from finely grated, snow-like ice mixed with sugar, syrups, and toppings. It is likely that the recipe originated from a kakigori version that Japanese immigrants brought to Hawaii in the 1800s. As a result, the frozen dessert quickly gained popularity on the island and is now served at restaurants, general stores, and stands. As an alternative to "Hawaiian shave ice," some fans refer to the dessert as "shaved ice."
WHAT IS HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE MADE WITH?
Shallow ice blocks are shaved into fine powder during the making of Hawaiian shaved ice. A colourful flavoured syrup is then poured over the ice after it has been gently scooped into a bowl or cup. Ice cream, mochi, fresh fruit, or a "snow cap" made of sweetened condensed milk are some of the toppings that some people enjoy adding.
PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS
3 cups of water
Fruit, nuts or candies for toppings
CONFIGURE YOUR EQUIPMENT
Shave ice machine, like the KitchenAid® Mixer with Shave Ice Attachment
Cups, plastic cones or bowls for serving
The prep time for Hawaiian shave ice is about 12 hours, since the ice needs to be frozen through. Once your ice is frozen in the molds, you can start making ice cream.
It only takes a few minutes to prepare Hawaiian shave ice once you have gathered all of the ingredients. KitchenAid® Shave Ice Attachment can allow you to create over 1 pint (500mL) of fine shave ice in 60 seconds.1
1. Excludes prep time, based on plain ice using fine blade.
STEP 1: FILL AND FREEZE THE ICE MOLDS
Use the Shave Ice Attachment's ice molds to make ice after filling them with water and freezing them for 12 hours. Ensure that you don't underfill the molds with ice to ensure a good result.
Fill and freeze ice molds in advance to make Hawaiian shave ice.
SHOP KITCHENAID®SHAVE ICE AND ICE CREAM ATTACHMENTS
You can make shaved ice or ice cream with your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. KitchenAid® brand has stand mixer attachments and accessories that help you make sweet treats such as Korean bingsu, raspados, sorbet, gelato or frozen yogurt.
CAN YOU MAKE HOMEMADE HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE SYRUP?
Sugar, water, and concentrated flavours or fruits can be used to make Hawaiian shaved ice syrup. The syrup can be customized to your taste and flavoured with different ingredients and flavours. To add more texture to your shaved ice, you can also add toppings such as fresh fruit or toasted coconut.
MAKE THE PERFECT HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE WITH THESE TIPS
Here are some tips for making Hawaiian shave ice that is delicious and refreshing:
- Have the appropriate equipment, like the KitchenAid® stand mixer with a Shave Ice Attachment, to ensure the right consistency.
- To make your cup or bowl taste even better, add ingredients such as ice cream or tapioca pearls.
- You should strive for a soft, fluffy texture instead of a chunky, crunchy one.
- To ensure the best flavour, poke deep holes in the ice to allow the syrup to penetrate.
- Toppings such as creamy snow caps, sweetened red beans, or crunchy slivered almonds can add additional flavours and textures to the mix.
EXPLORE KITCHENAID® STAND MIXERS AND ATTACHMENTS
With a KitchenAid® blender or stand mixer with attachments, ice cream, granitas, milkshakes and shaved ice can always be on hand.