Homemade Bingsu Recipe

딸기빙수 (Strawberry Bingsu)

Sul & Beans

딸기빙수 (Strawberry Bingsu)

Korean culture has become widely known and loved by many people around the world. One of the biggest attractions of Korean culture is food. Bingsu (빙수), a shaved ice dessert typically topped with ingredients such as (condensed) milk, red beans, and fruits, has become a popular dessert craze in many cities, especially in Los Angeles.

The go-to form of bingsu is patbingsu (팥빙수) also known as red bean bingsu. Bingsu originated in Korea during the Joseon dynasty. It started off being eaten with red beans to add a nice, sweet component to the refreshing crushed ice.

However, Korean culture has progressed throughout time, which has also led to new additions to modern-day bingsu with traditional elements incorporated. Bingsu can now be served and customized with any sweet toppings you can think of. This recipe consists of a variety of my favorite bingsu ingredients to make a sweet treat.

Traditional bingsu ingredients:

  • Bowl
  • Shaved ice
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 2 scoops of whole red bean paste
  • Optional: ice cream (usually vanilla but can be a flavor of your choice)

Additional necessities for this recipe:

  • Injeolmi (인절미: soybean powder rice cake) cubes
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberries
  • Optional: blender


  1. Get your cup or bowl to build your bingsu.
  2. Fill it with your shaved ice.
  3. Add 2 scoops of your ice cream on top of the shaved ice.
  4. Slice your strawberries and place them on top of the ice and ice cream.
  5. Grind your injeolmi cubes and sprinkle it all over the top.
  6. Add any extra ingredients that you decide to use (alternate if needed).
  7. Grab a spoon and dig in!

I hope this recipe helped you get a taste of Korea and that you get creative with your future bingsu creations! 맛있게 드세요! (Enjoy!)