Mango bingsoo so good that it made a man-go crazy. Sorry. But this mangoo bingsoo is always hot and trending on Korean Instagram during the summer and you have to try it out.
Written by Doobydobap
Every summer, like clockwork, a picture of mango bingsoo pops up on my Instagram. It's almost like a sign that summer has started. Like the Waldorf salad, Mango Bingsoo was popularized by Shilla hotel in Seoul, an upscale five-star hotel where many Korean socialites would go for insta-worthy pics to flaunt their ₩59,000 ($52 USD)bingsoo.
Not only is this delicacy expensive, but there is almost an hour-long wait to get inside. You can't reserve in advance, and there's a limited quantity so sometimes it sell out before noon. Around two summers ago, I decided to go try it out with a few of my friends and was very unimpressed with the wait and the bingsoo for its price.
While this bingsoo is not worth over fifty dollars, it was still very good. The sweetness coming from the perfectly ripe apple mangos (red-skinned mangos), the fluffy snow-flake shaved ice, and the sticky mango puree was a taste of mango heaven from the hot and humid summer.
For those of you who hate waiting in lines, or are too cheap to spend fifty dollars on a small shaved ice (aka me), this recipe is for you!
- 3 cups whole milk
- ½ cup sweet condensed milk
- ½ tsp koscher salt
- 4 cups frozen mango (or fresh!)
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup water
- 3 scoops vanilla icecream
Combine whole milk, sweet condensed milk, and kosher salt in a closed container. Shake to combine.
Freeze overnight. Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into an ice mold.
Add 1 cup of mango, sugar, and water to a small saucepan.
Heat on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mangos have softened and the sugar has dissolved.
Blend until smooth. The mixture should be slightly more syrupy and watery because it has to be pourable! It’ll also thicken up as it cools down.
Using a fork, scrape along with the frozen milk for a fluffy texture
Place the cubed mangos on the side of the shaved ice.
Scoop vanilla ice cream on top.
Pour the mango puree on top.
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