azuki ice! アズキアイス

6 Jun

azuki ice

This is a simple summer treat… aduki ice/アズキアイス! It is so yummy, I could easily eat an entire batch by myself 🙂

Aduki Ice Recipe


About 1 part sweet aduki bean paste (or tsubu-an)

About 1 part heavy cream or milk (heavy cream for a creamier texture, milk for a crunchier texture. I like to use a 50/50 mix).


1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Pour or spoon into ice cube trays.

3. When frozen (about a few hours), pop them out into a dish, and enjoy! My kids love it!


You can buy azuki paste at most Asian grocery stores. If not, they are available online as well.

Learn more about:

Aduki/azuki/adzuki beans HERE.

Azuki paste/Red Bean Paste HERE.


If you don’t like my recipe, HERE is another one you can try, by Closet Cooking.

Type in “アズキアイス” at to see what azuki ice looks like in Japan 🙂 It will make you want to buy a plane ticket.


5 Responses to “azuki ice! アズキアイス”

  1. Laurie June 7, 2011 at 3:53 AM #

    I am SO trying this !! But I don’t know what heavy cream is called here in France… ><

    Milk : condensed, sugared milk or regular, normal milk ?

    • Hiragana Mama June 7, 2011 at 7:07 AM #

      I use the kind of cream that you can whip into whipped cream. As for the milk, we just use regular 2% milk, although whole milk would probably be great too!

      • Laurie June 7, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

        Okay, that’s great, thanks ! I can find everything the recipe calls for, then ! I will let you know how it turned out !

  2. foodlabasia June 17, 2011 at 12:25 AM #

    OH i happen to have leftover half & half at home!!! I’ll definitely give it a try! Looks yummy! 🙂

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