Sweet Red Bean Shake
A few weeks ago, I had a chance to meet a friend that I met through blogging. She is the author of her Japanese Cuisine blog, called “Just One Cookbook”. She took me to a little Asian place near San Francisco where they sell a lot of Hong Kong style drinks. It was my first time trying any drinks from Hong Kong so I was really excited.
Not too long ago, I shared some recipes (this one and this one) using Sweet Red Beans. In Korea, we usually use red beans in bread and shaved ice desserts. So when I saw that they had a sweet red bean drink at the restaurant we went, I knew I had to try it.
And you can guess I must have loved it because I made this at home. It was so good! They had some hard jellies in it but I just don’t know where I can get those, so I just got normal fruit jellies at a Korean market. I think that normal gummy bears or those jelly worms would work, too.
I used an apple flavored jelly. The texture wasn’t quite what I wanted but it was still really tasty in the shake. You can use any types of jelly of your choice or omit it if you want. Your choice. The jelly is great in the drink because it comes up through the straw and it’s kinda fun!
I got some canned sweet red beans. I had no idea you could get this in a can! And it tasted really good! I’m not sure if I will make it at home again. Just because I really like the texture of the canned red beans, which is really weird, because I normally don’t like canned beans.
As you can see in the pictures, the drink came out really smooth and creamy! Just the way I like it. It’s not only delicious but also pretty healthy (minus the sugar in the beans but hey, it’s still beans!) for your body with good amount of protein from the beans and soy milk.
To make this drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- ½ cup canned sweet red bean paste
- ½ cup soy milk
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 jelly pack, cut into small cubes or gummy bears or gummy worms (optional)
- Combine all ingredients except jelly in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add the cubed jelly into the drink if desired.