Milk and Adzuki Paste Agar Dessert

Made with sweet red beans and milk, this pretty, 2-tone pudding is tastiest when paired with fresh fruit.


  • 150 grams smooth anko paste (sweetened adzuki bean paste)
  • 3 grams powdered agar agar
  • 300cc milk
  • 250cc water
  • 30 grams sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Kuromitsu (Japanese sugar syrup)


  1. First, heat up the milk in a saucepan until slightly warm, making sure it doesn't get too hot.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the agar and water and boil for one minute.
  3. Add in anko paste, sugar and salt and mix until dissolved. Add in milk.
  4. While still warm, pour into individual molds. Once it has cooled down, put in refrigerator until firm.
  5. Serve with kuromitsu if desired.