Es Kacang Merah/ Red Bean on Ice

Serves 3

There is so many recipes that we can make with red bean. It makes delicious additional to soup but also we can transform it to various kinds of desserts and sweets. This is another recipe from Manado-Sulawesi. Red Bean transformed to ice desserts.  As it is influenced by Dutch cooking, the red bean is flavored with cinnamon and  chocolate.

I tried preparing with canned angko/red bean paste, canned boiled red bean and dried red bean. The  best result was with canned boiled red bean or dried bean. With the dried bean you have to soak it in water for a night before boiling it. After cooking it, let it cool off before adding the ice blocks and sweetened condensed milk.

1 cup of red bean
750 ml water
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbs cocoa powder
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup ice

How to prepare:
-boil the red bean for 45 minutes until soft
-clean excess foam
-after 45 minutes, see the water level, it should cover the red bean, if not add some more
-add brown sugar, cinnamon powder, cocoa powder, blend well
-let it cool off
-place ice in a bowl
-add the red bean
-add the sweetened condensed milk


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