Mizuyokan (みずようかん)

Mizuyokan (水ようかん) is a traditional Japanese dessert. 
It's made of red azuki beans and kanten with gentle sweetness.

Yokan is a general term which refers to this dessert made of red azuki beans, kanten, and sugar. The red azuki beans are in the form of tsubuan (smooth red bean paste) or koshian (coarse red bean paste).

Mizuyokan is a type of yokan which has a higher water content than traditional yokan. It's often served chilled well during hot summer months because it's quite a refreshing dessert.

Let's refresh yourself with this juicy and sweet red bean kanten at home!


◆Ingredients
-Sweet red bean paste 400g
-Water 550-600ml
-Kanten powder 4g
-Sugar 100g
-A pinch of salt


1. Pour kanten and water into sauce pan and stir well.
2. Boil the mix with medium heat until kanten becomes completely dissolved (approx. 2 mins after boiled).
3. Add sugar and mix until completely dissolved.
4. Turn down the heat and add sweet red bean paste and salt and stir well.
5. Turn off the heat and pour the mix into a bowl.
7. Let the mix cool down a little while stirring for 2-3 mins.
6. Pour the mix into small cups or containers and let it cool in the fridge.
7. Enjoy !

◆材料
-あんこ(こしあん or 粒あん) 400g
-水 550-600ml
-粉寒天 4g
-砂糖 100g
-塩 少々


◆作り方
1.水と粉寒天を鍋に入れてかき混ぜます。
2.火にかけながらかき混ぜ煮溶かします。
※完全に溶けるまで沸騰後2分位混ぜてください。
3.砂糖を加えて煮溶かします。
4.完全に溶けたら弱火にしてあんこと塩を加えます。
5.あんこが溶けたら火を止めてボールに流し、かき混ぜながら粗熱をしっかり取ります。
6.型やカップに入れてよく冷しましょう。
7.しっかり冷やしてお召し上がりください!

KANTEN POWDER (4g x 5・粉寒天)

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