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Ujikintoki (Green Tea Shaved Ice)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: matcha, shaved ice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Nami
A traditional Japanese matcha green tea shaved ice dessert, Ujikintoki is a summer must-try recipe! With a simple shaved ice machine, you and your family can enjoy this refreshing treat all summer long. Have fun with topping such as red bean paste, shiratama dango, sweetened condensed milk and green tea ice cream.


Matcha Syrup:


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Ujikintoki Ingredients
  2. To make syrup, combine sugar and matcha green powder in a small bowl and whisk together. Then add the hot water and whisk until sugar is completely melted. Let it cool in the freezer (don’t forget to take it out) or refrigerator (if you still have time before serving).
    Ujikintoki 1
  3. I use an electric shaved ice machine. Put the ice cube and run the machine for a while to let it form a nice peak on its own. Then toward the end you rotate the bowl to correct any lopsidedness.
    Ujikintoki 2
  4. Pour 2 Tbsp of green tea syrup for each bowl. Add dollop of red bean paste. Place the shiratama dango. Put a scoop of ice cream on top to make the shaved ice creamier. Pour 1 Tbsp of sweetened condense milk.

Recipe Notes

Red bean paste (anko): Homemade recipe, click here.


Shiratama Dango/mochi: Homemade recipe, click here.


Green Tea Ice Cream: Homemade recipe, click here.


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