Red bean ice

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Red bean ice
Ice kachang.jpg
Place of originHong Kong
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsazuki bean, rock sugar, evaporated milk
Red bean ice
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Jyutpinghung4 dau2 bing1
Literal meaningred bean ice

Red bean ice is a drink commonly found in Hong Kong.[1] It is usually served in restaurants like cha chaan teng. It is a popular dessert in summer. The standard ingredients include adzuki beans, light rock sugar syrup, and evaporated milk.[2] It is often topped with ice cream to become a dessert known as red bean ice cream freeze (simplified Chinese: 雪糕红豆冰; traditional Chinese: 雪糕紅豆冰).[3]

Origin and history[edit]

Red bean ice tea has been around since the 1970s.[4] Some places which serve the drink add in chewy flavoured jelly.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What Is Red Bean Ice". Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  2. ^ Doris Tsang (2011-08-19). "Best cold treats in Hong Kong". CNN Travel. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong Drink". Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ "冰室打拼50年 (Chinese)". orientaldaily. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2012.