Popular Milk-Flavored Diamond-Shaped Kanten

Popular Milk-Flavored Diamond-Shaped Kanten

Strawberry milk and green tea au lait; this is a taste kids will love. Agar agar will harden at room temperature, and you can make it in a microwave without using a pot, so it is really easy.

Ingredients: 500 ml

250 ml
250 ml
Powdered kanten
4 g
3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
Strawberry jam
3 tablespoons
Regarding the milk and water
You can increase 50 ml at a time to your preference


1. Mix 250 ml milk and 250 ml water together, add 4 g of kanten powder, and stir.
2. Transfer 150 ml for the strawberry milk to a separate bowl. Add 3 tablespoons sugar to the remaining 350 ml, and stir.
3. Transfer half of the 350 ml from step 2 to a separate bowl, and mix in 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into one of the bowls. Microwave the matcha milk for 2 minutes (700 W).
4. Once the matcha milk from Step 3 has hardened, heat the other milk in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir halfway through, take it out once it has reached a boil, and pour it in over top of the matcha milk.
5. Add 3 tablespoons of strawberry jam to the 150 ml set aside in Step 2, and stir. Once the milk from Step 4 has hardened, microwave for 2 minutes. Take it out once it has reached a boil, and pour it into the mold.
6. Cut into diamond shapes once it hardens. The strawberry portion is soft, so I think you should face the green tea side up first and then cut.
7. These are cute cut into bite-sized pieces.
8. Caution: The pectin in the jam (acidic) and milk may separate. Make sure not to over mix. You can also mix fresh strawberries and the ingredients together with a mixer, to make it even more delicious.
9. To prevent separation: instead of mixing in the milk first, divide the water and gelatin into 3 separate portions and microwave. Add the milk and jam later. This also helps to speed up the solidifying!

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make hishimochi (three layered diamond shaped mochi cakes), but I figured kanten is quick and easy, so I made this instead.