Friday, January 28, 2011

Red Bean Ice-Cream

You guessed it right! After my 2nd attempt in making Mango Ice-cream, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone even more to create other flavours. At around the same time, Grandma complains that she misses her red bean ice-cream. Well, I thought her grand daughter can create something at home which is better than store bought one (hrmph!)

I have no recipes, just experience from the previous two attempts. I decided to use a coconut cream base instead given that red bean goes well with it. I used soy milk again and it still gave a lovely result. The coconut cream certainly adds a lovely sweetness and creaminess to this.

I cooked the red bean paste down using azuki beans. That took the longest, probably around 1 hr or so. I did it slowly because of my lack of experience, but also because I wanted it in a paste form and not like the watery dessert. I added one cup of water each time and cooked it down using a simmer. A pressure cooker would have been handy I think. I cooled the paste down and made the ice cream the next day.

Red Bean Ice-cream
1.5 cup of red bean soaked in water for at least 4-5 hrs
around 6 cups of water-each cup added in after the previous one was absorbed.
around 1/2 cup of brown sugar

Cook red beans till it becomes a paste. Use a fork to mash the beans if needed. Cool!

1 cup of soy milk
2 cups of coconut cream
1/4 cup of sugar
red bean paste

Whisk soy milk, cream and sugar till well combined and frothy. Then whisk in red bean paste till well combined. Pour into ice cream maker as per instructions. Freeze ice-cream for at least 2 hours before consuming.



tigerfish said...

How nice to make Grandma's fav ice-cream! Almost like red bean potong ice-cream :p

Little Inbox said...

See, your grandma is so happy enjoying her favorite red bean ice-cream.

lena said...

i love red bean ice cream too especially the ice cream potong ones. I guess it must have been stressful to cook the red beans, do you think we could just cook the red beans till soft and then just blend that with a food processor with a little coconut milk ?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your grandma certainly enjoying it. Red bean ice-cream is delicious.

Joanne said...

Can I tell you that I just want to hug your grandma more and more with every post! I love red bean paste so I know this ice cream would knock my socks off!

daphne said...

tigerfish- indeed!! i was trying to make it like potong ice-cream ;)

Little inbox-yes, she was satisfied! LOL

Lena- i think that is a great idea. However, i didn't want to take out more equipment! hahaa, so chose to cook it down longer. It was easier than expected.

little corner- yes! I would have never thought to make it but hey, she loved it and that is what counts.

joanne- hehehehe, i know my granny can be quite adorable. I am so glad you like red bean paste too!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

That's one of my fave ice cream flavors growing up in Malaysia! I wish I can have a scoop of it now ...

Happy Chinese New Year to you!

lolo said...

I liked this recipe, I wish you good luck ... See you soon
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