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thai shaved ice dessert with basil seeds and croutons
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5 from 14 votes

Shaved Ice Dessert - Thai Style | Nam Kang Sai Recipe

Nam kang sai or Thai shaved ice dessert is a very refreshing dessert perfect for any hot summer day! It's so easy to put together, and you can be as creative as you want with the toppings and syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Nart


  • 1 tablespoon dried basil seeds
  • 1 cup shaved ice
  • 10 grams croutons or bread cut into chunky bite–size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons red syrup or any of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk


  • Soak dried basil seeds in ½ cup of warm water for 30 minutes. (You can do this overnight.)
  • Assemble the dessert in a bowl by layering soaked basil seeds, ice, and croutons in order.
  • Pour as much syrup as you want over the ice and drizzle with condensed milk.


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