Taiwanese Snow Ice

taiwanese snow ice

Taiwanese Snow Ice or Xue Hua Bing (雪花冰) is flavored ice with a milk base that is shaved razor thin.   The ingredients are frozen into a blcok and then the Snow Ice Shavers shave the block into tiny strips of “snow” that melt in your mouth!  Then you top it with whatever you want, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, tapioca pearls, popping boba, grass jelly, etc.

Taiwanese Snow ice is different than Snow Cones or Hawaiian Shaved Ice.  A lot of these use water (ice) and fruit flavored syrups while Taiwanese Snow Ice puts uses milk and puts the flavoring right into the ice block.  Taiwanese Snow Ice Shavers also uses a very sharp blade to shave the flavored ice really thin.  It’s called snow ice because of it’s fluffy consistency.


How do you make snow ice?

Most Taiwanese Snow Ice uses milk as a base instead of water.  You can then either add your own ingredients to it or use a pre-made powder.  Click here for our snow ice recipe!  


Taro Snow Ice Powder

Snow Ice Shavers

Snow Ice Shavers use a rotating drive to push the ice block against a razor blade that creates the unique creamy snow ice.  All of our Snow Ice Shavers are NSF Certified and come with a 1 year warranty.


Global Bear Snow Ice Shaver NSF and Foot Pedal

Snow Ice Shavers

How to Freeze Snow Ice

Because snow ice is made with milk instead of water and is shaved razor thin, it needs to be cooled to a really low temperature for it to be shaved properly.  The standard ice blocks are 5.5″ x 5.5″ and require a special freezer with a minimum temperature of -25° C/-13° F. 

Another option is to use a single serve snow ice machine.  This uses smaller ice blocks that don’t require a special freezer.

Buy Single Serve Snow Ice Shaver

If you already have a bubble tea shop or restaurant then adding snow ice to your menu can be a great way to increase revenue.  It is also possible to build a business all around snow ice like Ice Monster and the single serve models are light and portable for fairs and festivals.


Snow Ice Shavers - Free Guide!