Westerners are often awestruck by the creative, beautiful, and tasty foods that come out of Japan, so it’s no surprise that so many people have fallen in love with a colorful, clear dessert posted by Twitter user @tsunekawa_.
The dessert is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also easy to make. It has just five ingredients, and even the prep is pretty simple. @tsunekawa_ shared other pictures showing some of the preparation, and Sora News 24 shared the instructions in English so you can make it at home!
● Kanten (a.k.a. agar powder, available at any Asian market)
● Granulated sugar
● Shaved ice syrup (or fruit juice)
Step 1: In a pot, combine 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of agar powder, 150 milliliters (5.07 ounces) of water, and 60 grams (2.12 ounces) of granulated sugar. Heat the pot on the stove until the contents come to a boil, then turn off the heat.
Step 2: Stir 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of milk into the mixture. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill/harden into gelatin.
Step 3: In a separate pot, Repeat Step 1.
Step 4: Stir an additional 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of water into the second pot, plus 20 milliliters (0.68 ounces) of shaved ice syrup, the more brightly colored the better. Once again, put the mixture in the fridge to cool and solidify.
Step 5 (optional): Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for any additional colors you want to use.
Step 6: Once everything is nicely chilled (which should take about 30 minutes or so), take the mixtures out of the fridge. Cut the colorful syrup gelatin into small cubes and arrange them on top of the white milk gelatin, which will serve as the base.
From there, just cut and serve! The dessert has a light sweet and milky taste, and people are loving it. Some are even sharing their version:
Give this tasty treat a try and let us know what you think! And of course, make sure you SHARE this recipe with everyone in your life!