Project Shaved Ice

Jun 13, 2023 | Cooking Club

PROJECT Shaved Ice is about making Japanese-style kaki-gōri confections.

Strawberry Sauce

Many people top shaved ice with fresh fruit or commercially prepared syrups. But for those who would like to make their own, here is a simple-to-make STRAWBERRY sauce.

Note the recipe includes a drop of light-colored soy sauce that adds depth of flavor while mellowing what might otherwise be a cloying sweet sauce.

If you have any questions, post them to the FB group.

Ice Shaving Machines (かき氷器 kaki-gōri ki)

Japanese home kitchen drawers, cupboards, and countertops are filled with gadgets. If you are a serious kaki-gōri maker no doubt you’ll want one (or more) of the many specialty tools available.

The basic mechanism consists of a blade (adjustable to some extent), a chamber to hold a chunk of ice, a dedicated space for placing a serving bowl, and a hand crank (a few are electric-powered).

Looking forward to seeing YOUR kaki-gōri.

Stay cool…


More about kaki-gōri

Visit my KITCHEN CULTURE Blog to learn more about the history of eating ice in Japan and why Japanese ice is so fluffy.

Download a copy of my JUNE 2023 newsletter

Listen to my chat with Akiko Katayama of Japans Eats about ICE!

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