Easy Red Bean Popsicle Recipe – Azuki Bar

July 31, 2021
red bean popsicle

Easy red bean popsicle recipe that only requires 4 simple ingredients and water.

red bean popsicle

Summer in Japan is very hot and humid. Therefore, refreshing treats like red bean popsicles are extremely popular during the hot season.

There are many different recipes for homemade red bean ice cream and popsicles online. However, my recipe is inspired by the texture and taste of the Japanese brand Imuraya’s Kazuki bar. The recipe I shared with you today only requires 4 simple ingredients and water. It’s very easy to make and perfect to enjoy during the summertime.

red bean popsicle


red bean popsicle
  • 1/2 cup of red beans
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 tbsp of corn starch + 4 tbsp of water
  • 1/8 tsp of salt

The corn starch mixture is added as a stabilizer to keep the popsicle’s texture smooth and not too icy. With the sugar, you can adjust it depending on how sweet you want your popsicles to be. Red bean liquid tends to become less sweet as it freezes so you can taste it first and adjust the sweetness before pouring it into the mold.

I have had these popsicle molds for a while now and don’t remember exactly where I purchased them. However, they are readily available at many stores and come in different shapes and materials. You will be able to obtain the molds easily.

Red Bean Popsicle – Azuki Bar

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Easy Red Bean Popsicle Recipe - Azuki Bar



  • 1/2 cup red beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar


  • 1)

    Wash the red bean

  • 2)

    Add the red beans and 5 cups of water to a pot. Turn on the heat and bring the pot to a boil.

  • 3)

    When the water starts to boil, cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for an hour or until the liquid reduces to about 2-1/2 to 3 cups. After the first 5 minutes, you want to check the pot and scoop out the floating red beans. These floating beans are of bad quality and we don’t want them in our popsicles.

  • 4)

    After 1 hour, check the beans to see if they are soft or not. If not, continue to cook until the red beans are soft and the liquid is reduced. The size of the azuki beans will cook differently so it is possible that you may need to cook slightly longer. If the liquid is too low, add some water.

  • 5)

    Add 1 cup of sugar to the pot. Feel free to add more or less depending on how sweet you want your popsicles to be.

  • 6)

    Mix 4 tablespoons of corn starch with 4 tablespoons of water. Then pour it into the pot and mix well.

  • 7)

    Add salt. Mix well to make sure everything is all dissolved.

  • 8)

    Bring the pot to a boil again then turn off the heat. Let the red bean liquid cool down before transferring into the mold.

  • 9)

    Freeze the popsicles in the freezer until they are completely solidified.

  • 10)

    To serve, run the frozen popsicles under cold running tap water so it’s easier to remove from the mold.

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