Red Bean Dessert Recipe

This red bean ice is a dessert originating from Hong Kong. This dessert is very popular in summer. The Ingredients are red beans, evaporated milk, and sugar syrup. It is usually served with shaved ice.

Red Bean

red bean

The main ingredient for processing Red Bean Ice is red beans. You have to buy good quality red beans to produce a delicious and nutritious drink. Choose dry or fresh kidney beans with a smooth surface, no sprouts, no holes and wrinkles, and the color are not black. If you choose to buy boiled kidney beans, choose beans that are not slimy and slippery, do not smell sour, and are also soft.

Tips for Processing Red Beans

  1. Choose Fresh Red Beans
    Buy dried red beans or fresh red beans with a smooth surface. Nuts are not hollow and wrinkled, not blackish red, and not sprouting.
  2. Wash and Soak
    Clean the kidney beans under running water. Then soak the red beans in a basin of water. Soak fresh kidney beans for about 1-2 hours or soak dried kidney beans overnight. In order to produce a soft peanut texture.
  3. Boil Red Beans
    Strain the red beans that you have soaked before. Then boil in a pot of clean water for 2 hours. When the water shrinks, add the water. Don’t add sugar to the pea stew until the beans are completely soft.

Sweetened condensed milk

  1. Pay attention to the person who will consume it
    The sugar content in sweetened condensed milk is very high, while the protein content is very low. Therefore, it is not suitable for children and people with diabetes. So, you must first know who will consume Red Bean Ice before deciding to use sweetened condesed milk.
  2. Choose the Variant
    Generally, when making Red Bean Ice, more people use the original variant of sweetened condesed milk. However, if you like chocolate, you can use the sweetened condesed milk variant which is chocolate flavored. This sweetened condesed milk is also available in full cream and cocopandan variants, choose according to your taste.
  3. Choose Packaging as Needed
    Sweetened condesed milk is available in various forms of packaging. Tin packaging is more durable and not easily damaged. If you only make Red Bean Ice in small portions, you should choose a practical disposable sachet packaging. This is also available in pouch packaging which is easier for you to open and store again.
    Nearest Fresh Red Bean Ice Stall
    To accompany the summer or dry season that makes your throat dry, you can taste the freshness of Palembang’s signature Red Bean Ice. You can feel the freshness and enjoyment at one of the ice shops below:

1. Pak Djon Red Bean Ice

Es Kacang Merah Pak Djon

The location of Pak Djon’s Red Bean Ice stall is on Jalan Captain A. Rivai Number 690, 26 Ilir D. I, Ilir Barat I District, Palembang. The Red Bean Ice and Pempek at this shop are known to be delicious and the parking lot is also wide.

2. Pondok Bahrein

Pondok Bahrein

RM Bahrein’s address is RT 04 RW 01, Bantarjati, North Bogor District, Bogor. Open every day from 10.00 to 21.00 WIB. One serving of Red Bean Ice costs IDR 20,000 only. The taste of the food and drink is known to be delicious, the prices are affordable, and the place is also clean.

3. Pasar Cisangkuy

At Cisangkuy Market, fresh red bean ice is also available. The location is at Jalan Cisangkuy Number 64, Citarum, Bandung Wetan District, Bandung. Open every day from 10.00 to 22.00 WIB. The price of one serving of Red Bean Ice at this place is only IDR 19,000. Besides Red Bean Ice, you can also enjoy other dishes with no less delicious taste.

4. Es Kacang Merah Bangka 778

Es Kacang Merah Bangka 778

For those of you who live in West Jakarta and its surroundings, you can enjoy fresh Red Beans Ice at the Es Kacang Merah Bangka 778 stall. The address is at Jalan Meruya Ilir Raya Number 18B, RT 2 RW 8, Srengseng, Kembangan District, West Jakarta. Open every Tuesday to Sunday from 13.00 to 19.00 WIB. Red Beans Ice at this shop is very popular for its freshness at an affordable price, which is IDR 13,000 per serving.

Red Bea Dessert Recipe

Red Bea Dessert Recipe

Red Bean Ice Recipe, Hongkong’s Typical Summer Drink

Recipe by Resep Online
4 from 194 votes
Course: Drinks, DessertCuisine: Indonesia, Hong KongDifficulty: Easy
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  • Main Ingredients
  • 200 g red beans

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 80 g brown sugar, sliced

  • tsp fine salt

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 750 ml water

  • Supplementary Ingredients
  • 175 ml coconut milk

  • 150 ml sweetened condensed milk

  • 2009 ice cubes


  • Soak red beans for about 24 hours, then wash thoroughly.rendam kacang merah
  • Boil the water first, when it boils add the red beans. Then boil for about 30 minutes. Boil until cooked and tender.rebus kacang merah
  • Add enough water to the container containing the chocolate, then thin it so it doesn’t get lumpy.encerkan cokelat
  • Next, put the melted chocolate into the red bean stew. Then stir.tuangkan cokelat
  • Add the brown sugar that has been sliced ​​before. Then stir again until evenly distributed.masukkan gula merah
  • Add powdered sugar and salt. Cook until completely boiling.tambahkan gula dan garam
  • When it boils, turn off the heat. Then pour into a container for easy serving.pindahkan kacang merah
  • Serving
  • Prepare a plastic cup, then add 2 tablespoons of red beans and the water. Add enough ice.masukkan kacang merah dan es batu
  • Pour enough coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk with coco pandan flavor. Then pour the red beans back on top. Serve the typical Palembang Red Bean Ice.sajikan es kacang merah khas palembang


Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size10 cups

  • Amount Per ServingCalories202
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.9g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 1%
  • Sodium 148mg 7%
  • Potassium 381mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.9g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.5g 15%
    • Sugars 17.2g
  • Protein 6.2g 13%

  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 11%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.