Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy

Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy |

I can’t remember a single Summer that there isn’t ice candy freezing in the fridge at home. The flavors that I grew up with were flavors that my Lola {Grandma} used to make and ones I grew to love. We had avocado, pinipig, aratiles, coconut, and this red mung beans mixed with coconut milk.

My favorite was the aratiles flavor but I couldn’t find an aratiles tree among the neighbors, so I decided to share with you my second favorite flavor.

They don’t sell flavors like this at the sari-sari stores around the neighborhood because it’s costs more. The only ones you can find are those made with artificially-flavored juices and sago.

Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy |

Thanks to Jun of Jun-Blog and Arnold of Inuyaki, our March Challenge brought back memories of childhood. I recall my childhood self, going home after a tiring game of Patintero, Chinese Garter or Luksong Tinik, getting a chair and using it as leverage to open the freezer and getting myself a refreshing snack of ice candy even if it’s still half-frozen.

I would wash it first with running water from the faucet before taking a small bite, tearing the bottom of the plastic. I would suck the melted liquid before tearing it completely to get the flavored ice.


Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy |

I made this ice candy in preparation for our upcoming movie marathon. The vlc download of my favorite movies are done, the only thing left for me to prepare are the snacks and I’m starting it with this flavorful icy treat.

Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy
  • 1 cup red munggo
  • 4 cups water
  • Coconut milk from 1 matured grated coconut
  • ¼ cup + 3 tbsp sugar
  1. Cook red mung beans by putting it in a pot with 3 cups water and then boiling it until it becomes tender.
  2. Add 3 tbsp sugar and simmer it a little more for the beans to absorb the sugar. Let cool.
  3. Dissolve ¼ cup sugar in coconut milk, stir in red mung beans.
  4. By using a funnel, fill your ice candy bags up to 2 inches off from the opening.
  5. Twist the plastic bag to prevent the juice from spilling and then tie in a knot.
  6. Put in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.

Red Beans and Coconut Milk Ice Candy |

What are your favorite Ice candy Flavors?

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  1. says

    lurve! i haven’t had ice candy in a loooong time. this brings back memories of fun-filled childhood and looking for coins around the house just so we can buy ice candy. red munggo and coconut milk is my favorite, I swear! you inspired me to make some for Svet this weekend! Thank you!

  2. says

    Wow! Red munggo and coconut milk sounds like a great flavor. I usually have avocado, buko, and cheese when I was a kid. My mouth is watering so much right now, I wanna get me some of that. :)

  3. says

    Red Munggo and coconut milk — sounds like my kind of dessert.  Although I have to admit, I’ve never had it as ice candy.  :)  There’s always a 1st time.  Thanks for the idea!!  

  4. says

    Those look refreshingly yum, Peachy!  But I must say I am very much curious with aratilis ice candy.  I have fond memories of these tiny cherry-looking fruits.

  5. U8mypinkcookies says

    love that combination! i remember the ice buko with monggo on stick that we buy from the sari-sari in my lolo’s house in the province before :)

    • Jake says

      You can buy the bags on e bay. I bought some last week and made this recipe for easter and everyone loved it!

  6. says

    Red munggo and coconut milk combo is one of my top favorite ice pop flavors too.  Aah, and I remember eating lots of sweet aratiles from a neighbor’s tree. 

  7. Adora says

    I just love munggo (you know that, don’t you?). This ice candy is a double treat because of the coconut milk. It’s like frozen ginataan. So nice. I love the photos. That is such a cute midget dama juana.

  8. says

    I always find interesting, new and delicious recipes in your blog, I’ve never heard about this candies but they sound great with coconut milk, pretty refreshing and tasty

  9. says

    Mangga ang peborit ko! Pero panalo ang aratiles… di pa ako nakatikim ng aratiles ice candy pero namimitas kami ng bunga nun nung maliliit pa kami!

  10. says

    Wow ice candy, I was already craving for this when I saw a post by Gio then this one. Ahhh saan ako kukuha ng plastic, pwede padalhan niyo ako :)

  11. jared's mum says

    this is also my favorite + was just sad that none of the sari-sari stores around sell them anymore…i hope i can make some by using your recipe. thanks for sharing ^_^

  12. says

    hi peachkins..looks yummy.. i like to see the coconut milk, it’s so white in color.- your candies look so pretty and cool. nice to eat on hot afternoons..we have similar to this as well, but we call it ice cream heh heh.
    have a nice day

  13. Lizzy Do says

    Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful…I think the closest thing I’ve had is a popsicle. And these look so much more elegant and delicious!

  14. She says

    yum yum yum… your photos make it look even more yummier than it already is 😉 thanks for sharing. 

  15. says

    Hi Peach, I found your blog via The Kitchn. So nice to discover another Pinay food blog! I loved ice candy when I was a kid and I think munggo was my favorite flavor. This is making me crave it all over again!


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