Read about this year's Best of L. One of the coolest dessert cafes when you're looking to beat the heat is Oakobing in the heart of Koreatown, with its unique style of Korean shaved ice shaped into the finest art sculptures and fruit-inspired creations. Ice flakes are shaved to order in everything from fresh mango and melon to chocolate, green tea and coffee, and combined with warm breads and traditional Korean toppings. The unsweetened, nondairy green tea bowl is made in-house with matcha and has a creamy texture. It's surrounded by sweet milk pudding, mini mochis and sweet red beans and served with a shot of matcha condensed milk.
Shaved ice is a large family of ice-based dessert made of fine shavings of ice or finely crushed ice and sweet condiments or syrups. Usually, the syrup is added after the ice has been frozen and shaved—typically at the point of sale. However, flavoring can also be added before freezing. The dessert is consumed worldwide in various forms and manners.
Great refreshment fruity and sooooo soft! I never knew ice can be served with such texture. Melts in your mouth and the taste of blueberry and creamy condensed milk on top was heavenly! Wonderful place to visit for a quick treat.
When the sun finally emerges and temps get steamy in Chicago, you can bet ice cream is in order! Here are our favorite spots for treats that will cool you off, satisfy your taste buds and earn you some major points with your kiddos. An assortment of daily flavors are made from scratch with locally grown ingredients.