We will be shaving a block of ice with this blunt knife making Kakigori. This method is not recommended for young children. If you are not sure about your knife skills, do not try this method and please use a shaved ice maker.
First, let’s make the syrup. Combine the sugar and matcha green tea powder. And stir to mix. Then, pour in the hot water and dissolve the sugar completely.
Let it sit to cool and then chill the syrup in the fridge.
Remove the ice from the freezer and let it sit for about 10 minutes to help shave off the ice more easily. Shaving a large block of ice is easier than small one so use a deep freezable container to make the ice.
Wear a kitchen glove to hold the ice firmly and shave it with a knife. Avoid using an expensive knife since the blade might be damaged. And never use a ceramic knife for this purpose otherwise it will snap.
Gradually rotate the ice so that you can easily shave off the ice. Be careful not to cut yourself.
Now, turn the ice over. Then, continue shaving.
Alright, Chef is getting tired so let’s make the Uji Milk Kintoki.
Chill a bowl beforehand and place the sweet azuki bean paste in it.
Cover it with some shaved ice. Then, pour over the matcha syrup.
Arrange the shaved ice as tall as you can.
Pour the syrup over again.
Drizzle on the sweetened condensed milk.
Finally, add more sweet bean paste.
Uji is associated with a high-grade tea brand Uji-tea in Kyoto and Kintoki is another name for anko, sweet bean paste.