In many East Asian cultures, the adzuki bean is used extensively in desserts and sweet drinks. This aromatic recipe pairs the sweetened bean with rehydrated dried fruit and cinnamon, making it more approachable for first-time bean dessert eaters.

Prep time: 0 min

Cook time: 30 min

Total time: 30 min

Adzuki Beans with Fruit and Ice Cream
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Place beans in large saucepan and set aside.

  2. Combine fruit and 1-1/2 cups bean cooking liquid in separate bowl, and let stand for 15 minutes.

  3. Add fruit, cinnamon and honey to beans and simmer until reduced by one-third.

  4. Stir in lemon juice and spoon over vanilla ice cream.