Silky and Smooth Mizu-Yokan (Sweetened and Jellied Bean Paste)

Silky and Smooth Mizu-Yokan (Sweetened and Jellied Bean Paste)

A simple mizu-yokan that uses canned boiled aduki beans. It's really silky because it's mixed with a blender.
You won't want to buy expensive mizu-yokan ever again!

Ingredients: 10 small cups

Canned boiled aduki beans
1 can (130 g)
Sugar (preferably brown sugar)
60 g
A pinch
Kanten powder
4 g (1 pack)
300 ml + 300 ml


1. Blend the boiled aduki beans and 300 ml water in a blender until the graininess is gone (roughly for 1 minute).
2. Strain into a large bowl.
3. Add 300 ml water and powdered agar into a pot. Stir and dissolve. Boil for 2 minutes over medium heat.
4. Turn the heat off. Add sugar, salt, and the strained mixture from step 2. Mix everything together.
5. Pour into a container. Chill in the fridge to harden.

Story Behind this Recipe

People eat mizu-yokan in the kotatsu back in my home town, but it's ¥600 for a box.
I changed the recipe that my husband taught me.
It's done in roughly 30 minutes.