Sunday, 27 July 2014

Winter begone! Azuki Bean & milk popsicles

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)

Method

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! 

Milkteaxx

24 comments:

  1. Hi, how much water should I use to soak the beans?

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    1. just add enough to cover the beans.

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  2. Whether in a hot or cold weather (with heater!), I scream for ice cream! Love the flavour!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    1. love having ice cream with a heater ( or in my case, electric blanket)

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  3. I am also no fan of winter. I've never made popsicles with red beans before and I'd like to try this. They look gorgeous and these would be so much better for you than a traditional popsicle xx

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    1. Im definitely a summer person, beans in popsicles are a great addition of fibre, these are a lot healthier than your average popsicle

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  4. It's a good sign your popsicles got raided - thank goodness they saved you at least one!

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    1. they know to save me one or they will never get food from me again!

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  5. how cute! love red beans, always gives it an extra level of sweetness but nothing too over the top

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    1. thanks shan shan, beans are so delicious!

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  6. i love this! i used to hate eating azuki beans when i was younger but i love it now! not sure what changed haha

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    1. ive always loved beans, in both savoury and sweet!

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  7. Love red beans! And I am sure Popsicles taste better in winter too :)

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    1. cannot agree more with the latter!

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  8. Yes to matcha and red bean! One of the best flavour combos out :D

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    1. keep an eye out then! or come over for one!

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  9. Wow, this is so exotic :P
    But I am becoming a fan of azuki bean and fast!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. its beans so it must be good for you!

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  10. Great idea and today was definitely warm enough to quality as "not winter"! :P

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    1. thanks! im loving the warmer weather!

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  11. These popsicles look great!! Would love to try one!! Despite being of Chinese descent, this isn't something I grew up eating at all

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    1. thanks! I grew up eating red bean in everything!

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  12. I love it! I wonder if I could do it with soy milk to make it lactose-free....

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    1. definitely! Almond milk also works for a bit of a nutty flavour!

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