|Alternative names||ABC, air batu campur, ice kachang|
|Place of origin||Malaysia|
|Region or state||Southeast Asia|
|Associated national cuisine||Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei|
|Created by||Malaysian Malay|
|Main ingredients||Shaved ice, red beans|
Ais kacang (Malay pronunciation: [aɪs ˈkatʃaŋ]), literally meaning "bean ice", also commonly known as ABC (acronym for air batu campur ([air ˈbatu tʃamˈpʊr]), meaning "mixed ice"), is a Malaysian dessert which is also common in Singapore (where it is called ice kachang) and Brunei.
Traditionally, an ice shaving machine is used to churn out the shaved ice used in the dessert, originally hand cranked but now more often motorised. Many Southeast Asian coffee shops, hawker centres and food courts sell this dessert. Ais kacang is considered one of Malaysia's most unique dishes and is featured in many articles as such.
Ais kacang was originally made of only shaved ice and red beans, though the number and diversity of ingredients has since expanded. Today, ais kacang generally comes in bright colors and with various fruit cocktails and dressings.
In Malaysia, variants now contain a large serving of attap chee (palm seed), red beans, sweet corn, grass jelly, roasted peanuts and cubes of agar agar as common ingredients. Other less common ingredients include aloe vera, cendol, nata de coco and ice cream. A final topping of evaporated milk, condensed milk or coconut milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice along with red rose syrup and sarsi syrup. Some stalls have even introduced novelty toppings such as durian, and chocolate syrup. There are also versions that shun the multi-coloured syrup and are served instead with just a drizzling of palm sugar syrup.
- Shaved ice § Regions, for similar shaved ice variations around the world.
- Es campur – a similar dessert from Indonesia
- Es teler – a similar dessert from Indonesia
- Cendol – a similar dessert throughout Southeast Asia
- Granita – a similar dessert from Italy
- Halo-halo – a similar dessert from the Philippines
- Kakigōri – a similar dessert from Japan
- Namkhaeng sai – a similar dessert from Thailand
- Bingsu – a similar dessert from Korea
- Red bean ice – a similar dessert from Hong Kong
- Falooda – a similar dessert throughout West, Central and South Asia
- Baobing – a similar dessert throughout Greater China
- Sinobol: a Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana shaved ice
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