Bean Desserts

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Today I will finish my bean recipes series with a couple of delicious bean desserts. I hope you’ll like them.

Black Bean Dessert

6 servings


  • 1 lb black beans (soaked overnight in water)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 lb brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sesame seeds (toasted)

Cooking guidelines

Discard the soaking water and boil the beans until become soft.

Mash the beans and place in a medium sized pan. Add the milk, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.

Take to medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and remove from heat.

Take out cinnamon sticks and cloves. Stir in 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.

Transfer to a bowl and top with remaining sesame seeds.

Adzuki Bean Dessert

8 servings


  • 1 can red adzuki beans
  • 1 package of White Agar-Agar (Kanten)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 drop of vanilla or cinnamon

Cooking guidelines

Wash Kanten under running water and squeeze excess water out of it.

Chop up Kanten into small pieces and soak in saucepan with 4 3/4 cups of water for 15 minutes.

Then cook Kanten stirring constantly until dissolved. Add sugar and salt. Add the Azuki beans and continue to stir for at least 5 minutes until the beans are warmed.

Remove the saucepan from heat and pour the mixture in a flat pan.


Cool and refrigerate until hardened and cut into bite-size pieces.


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