Ginger Shaved Ice with Apricots and Sweetened Condensed Milk

Ginger Shaved Ice with Apricots and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, chef-owners of Joule and Revel restaurants in Seattle, have taken a favorite Korean dessert—shaved ice with sweet syrup--and turned it into a ginger-flavored granita.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Caloriesfromfat 9.7 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 34 mg
Cholesterol 8.6 mg


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger (unpeeled)
3 or 4 apricots, sliced
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
4 small mint sprigs


1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove syrup from heat.

2. Meanwhile, whirl ginger in a food processor to mince. Add 3/4 cup water and whirl about 1 minute to extract juice. Pour mixture into a fine strainer set over a bowl and press to extract liquid; discard ginger. Stir liquid into syrup, pour 1/2 cup of mixture into a small bowl, and pour the rest into a 9- by 13-in. pan. Let liquids cool. Chill the 1/2 cup ginger liquid, covered, until used.

3. Cover pan with foil and freeze until slushy at edges, about 2 hours. Stir well with a fork, breaking up any lumps, then freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.

4. Meanwhile, stir apricots into liquid in bowl, then chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

5. Scrape frozen mixture with a fork to make large flakes. Spoon ginger ice into bowls and drizzle each with some sweetened condensed milk. Drain apricots, then spoon over desserts. Garnish with mint sprigs.


Make ahead: For ginger syrup, up to 1 day, chilled. For flaked ginger ice, up to 1 week, frozen.

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi,

Joule and Revel restaurants, Seattle,


May 2012
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