Nam Kang Sai (Shaved Ice Dessert) Recipe

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Faisal Khan Published: March 4, 2021 Modified: March 5, 2021
Nam Kang Sai (Shaved Ice Dessert) Recipe

How to Make Nam Kang Sai (Shaved Ice Dessert)

Made of condensed milk and soaked basil seeds, then brightened with red syrup, this Thai shaved ice dessert is topped with croutons for the perfect crunch.

Prep: 10 mins
Soak: 30 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 45 mins
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  • 1 tbsp dried basil seeds
  • 1 cup ice, shaved
  • 10 g croutons , bread, cut into chunky bite size pieces
  • 3 tbsp red syrup, or any of your choice
  • 1 tsp sweetened condensed milk


  1. Soak dried basil seeds in ½ cup of warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. Assemble the dessert in a bowl by layering soaked basil seeds, ice, and croutons in order.
  3. Pour as much syrup as desired over the ice and drizzle with condensed milk.

  4. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you're not using croutons, you can place all the toppings at the bottom of the bowl.

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