When cold, eat ice cream.
yep, you read it right.
I have to admit that eat more ice cream and frozen treats during winter than during good old summer time.
weird cos I complain about frozen extremities every 3 seconds but eating ice cold treats in winter is like celebrating the impending summer.
(Have I mentioned how much I LOVE summer yet?)
And I won't be complaining of being frozen when eating ice cold goodies in winter. At least not when when azuki bean & milk popsicles are involved.
These popsicles are something I grew up eating, they were delicious but unfortunately they weren't homemade and had a bunch of additives, colour and a crazy amount of sugar, so I decided I would give this a go. Think about it, if I can bake a cake, making popsicles should be easy as!
This recipe is easy as a breeze and flavours are completely adaptable to your taste preference.
Ingredients ( Makes 10)
2 cup sweetened red beans (store bought or homemade*)
1/2 cup thickened cream
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup sugar ( I used stevia for baking)
If cooking your own read beans refer to note below.
1. combine half the softened beans with the cream and stir to mix, set side.
2. add remaining beans to mix and sugar into a blender and mix until smooth.
3. combine the 2 mixtures and mix until combined.
4. fill popsicle moulds until 3/4 full and freeze for at least 6 hours.
red bean milk popsicle. Complete!
Note: if using raw azuki beans, soak for 6 hours before use. After soaking, place beans along with soaking water and an extra cup of water into rice cooker and cook as normal, repeat process twice.
Sigh! Everyone got to them while I was out so there was only a lonely one left for me to take a picture of. But no fear, I will definitely be making these again. What do you think of matcha azuki bean popsicles next time?
stay warm and eat more popsicles!