Iced Cold Adzuki Bean Popsicle

This is another level of the Sweet Porridge. Great, healthy way to satisfy the kids on a hot summer beach. Even the adults love them. Due to its popularity, we can buy adzuki bean popsicles in some Asian countries.

Basically using the same ingredients as adzuki bean porridge, but the coconut milk or milk is replaced with milk powder, to get a grainy texture rather than solid ice texture. Or, if you have some leftover adzuki bean porridge, you can just make use of it.

Ingredients:

  • 100g Adzuki bean, soak for 1 hour
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 800ml water
  • 1 cup of milk powder
  • 2 pandan leaves or a tablespoon of orange peel
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sweet corn

Preparation:

  1. Rinse and strain the beans, pour them into a pot together with the water and
    pandan leaves/orange peel. Bring it to a boil, and then carry on with low heat
    until the beans are soft and the husks are separated.
  2. Add the brown sugar and boil it till all sugar is disolved.
  3. Pour in the milk powder and stir in the sweet corn, then simmer it over low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pandan leaves and leave it to room temperature before pouring it into the popsicle mould, then into the freezer.
  5. Serve frozen.

Versatility Note:

  1. Feel free to blend the mixture in a blender before filling it into the mould, if you prefer a really fine texture.
  2. For this popsicle, try vanila essence or even ground cinnamon if your kids are not keen on orange peel.