Red azuki bean popsicle has been my favorite luxurious treat in childhood days… the creamy coconut milk with wholesome of red azuki bean fragrance is just unforgettable… In recalling my faded memories and to share this old-time treat with husband and kids, I made this azuki bean popsicle. Husband said that “hey, it has the taste of my childhood too!” 🙂
Get the recipe and method to make this creamy red azuki bean popsicle after this jump.
A little background of this traditional red azuki bean popsicle…. The taste of this red azuki bean popsicle is similar to “AisKrim Potong” (Cut-Out Ice Cream in Malays), a traditional homemade dessert treat that are hardly found nowadays. Those modern mass production and commercially available in the grocery stores are not counted, they are not homemade and don’t taste exactly like homemade with natural ingredients. In olden days, AisKrim Potong is sold by an ice-cream man (normally the husband of the homemade ice-cream maker) with an distinguishable umbrella and ringing bell on his motorcycle or bicycle. He usually comes around the same time everyday, stops his bicycle at the same spot and ringing his bell to call his little ice-cream fans who would rush out from their home with some coins on their hands. He serves his little fans by cutting a small paper carton of hard ice cream into rectangular shape, either insert it in between 2 rectangular wafers, or, insert a wooden stick to the ice cream, peel away the remaining carton paper and give it to his fan with an exchange of 10-20 cents (some 30-40 years ago). There are several flavors in AisKrim Potong, Red bean (azuki bean) is the most popular flavors among them, other flavor like durian, corn, jackfruit and other tropical fruits are as tasty too.