Snow Ice Powder
Snow ice powder, also known as shaved snow powder or snow ice base, is a specialty ingredient used to create a unique frozen dessert called snow ice. Snow ice is a popular Taiwanese dessert known for its delicate and fluffy texture, similar to a cross between ice cream and shaved ice. To prepare snow ice using the powder, you generally need to dissolve the snow ice powder in the recommended amount of liquid, which is usually a mixture of water and milk. The exact ratio may vary depending on your desired texture. Once the powder is dissolved, the mixture is typically poured into a shallow tray or container and placed in the freezer. To create the snow-like texture, a specialized tool called a snow ice machine or a snow ice shaver is used. The partially frozen mixture is scraped or shaved into thin ribbons or flakes, which are then layered into a bowl or cup. The final result is a light and fluffy dessert that melts in your mouth.
Snow ice is often served with a variety of toppings such as fresh fruits, syrups, condensed milk, or mochi. The combination of the fine ice texture and the flavorful toppings creates a refreshing and indulgent treat.