Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a copycat recipe of a dish served at Benihana's. This recipe requires an ice cream maker. Time does not include cooling in refridgerator.
- 1 cup azuki beans
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cream
- 4 egg yolks
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Wash beans, and transfer beans, sugar, lemon juice, and water into a saucepan. Bring to boil, and boil uncovered for 3 minutes.
- Decrease the heat to low and cover the pan, and cook the beans until very tender, adding additional water as needed, 2 1/2 - 3 hours. The beans should be very tender.
- When done, there should be a total of 3 cups beans and liquid. If not enough liquid, add more water to make 3 cups total mixture. If too much water, drain some liquid.
- Let the mixture cool 5 minutes. Strain the bean mixture through a sieve. Discard bean skins left in the sieve.
- Refrigerate the bean mixture 2 - 3 hours until cold.
- Heat the milk and cream to simmer in a saucepan.
- Combine egg yolks, and sugar in a bowl, stirring with a wire whisk. Stir 1/4 cup of the hot cream/milk mixture into the egg/sugar mixture; combine well.
- Transfer the egg/sugar mixture into the milk/cream mixture in the saucepan.
- Place the saucepan over low heat and stir until mixture thickens somewhat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and refrigerate 2 - 3 hours until cold.
- Combine bean mixture and custard mixture and process according to your ice cream maker instructions.