Ice Flaked Adzuki Bean

This is a very common yet popular ice dessert in South East Asian. You can buy this Ice Kacang or "Ais Batu Campur" (as we call it) almost anywhere in Asia, but you can make it easily. Call it a sweet snack or a sweet beverage if you want. With a good mix of Adzuki Bean, nuts, sweet corn and ice; it will be one of the best cooling delights in the summer.

Ingredients:

  • 200g Adzuki bean, soak for 1 hour
  • 800ml water
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 can of sweetcorn
  • 1 cup of broken roasted/cooked cashew nuts
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • Half a cup of maple syrup or melted brown sugar
  • Plenty of ice

Preparation:

  1. Rinse and strain the beans, pour them into a pot together with the water and brown sugar. Bring it to a boil, and then simmer on low heat till all beans are soft and water is almost desoved.
  2. Drain it and transfer it into a container and live it to cool.
  3. Layer the bottom of a dessert bowl with 2-3 tablespoons of cooked Adzuki Beans,
    2 tablespoons full of sweet corn, and a tablespoon full of the nuts.
  4. Crush ice with an ice crusher until it is fine, fill the dessert bowl until it is full.
  5. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of evaporated milk on to the iced top.
  6. Top it up with 2-3 tablespoons of syrup or melted brown sugar.
  7. Mix the ingredients about while you eat. You will experience several levels of texture and taste, as the ice melts.
  8. Serves 2-4, depending on the size of the bowl, or the size of your appetite.

Versatility Note:

  1. Feel free to add vanila essence or any essence of your choice while boiling the beans.
  2. Cashew nuts can be replaced with roasted peanuts or any of your favourite nuts (roasted).
  3. No one says you have to restrict yourself to what is suggested here, add on as many ingredients as you like, such as jelly beans.