Snowman Desserts – Korean Bingsu with Softserve at NEX
Do you want to build a snowman? The inspiration of the name Snowman Desserts partly came from the movie Frozen. Of course it represented the very thing the Korean café was selling – Milk Snow Bingsu.
Shaved ice AFTER Korean BBQ or fried chicken makes an extremely good fit.
Other than Milk Snow Bingsu ($11.50), there are other dessert snacks available for takeaway such as Hotteok ($3 pancake with seeds), JCone ($3), Churro with Ice Cream ($3.50) and yogurt drinks. Churros are made ON THE SPOT.
The reason why Snowman Desserts would be very much smoother than what some of the average stores were offering, was due to a specially imported milk snow bingsu machine. That apparently cost a 5-figure sum, according to the owner Mr Lee.
Rather than the typical method where ice blocks are blended, this machine churns out snowflake-like shavings which gently float down the box. Based on my understanding, only 2-3 Korean bingsu shops in Singapore use a similar machine.
The recommended-to-order is the Melon Bingsu ($12.50) where round balls of fresh sweetish rock melon fruit cover a mini-mountain of milk ice within a carved out fruit, topped with Korean soft serve drizzled with condensed milk.
Melons were refreshingly sweet and juicy, a match-made for each other with soft serve light and smooth. We hear that the Mango version ($12.50) is equally satisfying, especially after bearing the scotching 34 degree heat outside.
The Strawberry Milk Snow ($12.50) was cute to look at, with an Olaf strawberry on top. Though we wished that there were more ingredients within, such as nuts, injeolmi or rice cakes, just so that there was more variety as eating might get ‘boring’ halfway through.
Similarly, the Chocolate Bingsu felt it needed some kind of sauce.
What we liked were the fruit-based Korean bingsu, lightness of the softserve, and the fact that Snowman Desserts used Korean-imported machinery and key ingredients for added authenticity.
So yes, Snowman Desserts are soft and fluffy like snow.
Serangoon NEX #02-04, 23 Serangoon Central Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 6634 4608
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Snowman Desserts.
January 08, 2018