Cold Sweets

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Milk Agar Jelly

    Cold jelly sweets are very popular during the hot and humid summer in Japan. I like any kind of jelly sweets, but my favourite is Azuki Kanten Jelly ‘Mizu-Yōkan’. A variety of Azuki jelly sweets are available from shops over there, but, here in Melbourne, I have to make them if I want to eat …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Milk Ice

    I have a super easy ‘Azuki Ice Cream’ recipe and it can be made with two ingredients, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Cream. Because some people find it too creamy, I have made a lighter version. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Milk1 to 2 tablespoons Sugar *OR Condensed Milk2 teaspoons Corn Starch Flour1/2 to …

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    Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

    You don’t need ice cream making machine or food processor to make this Chocolate Ice Cream. I have tried all sort of methods to create Ice Creams. My conclusion is the easiest method is just the best. Find out how good this Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1. Chocolate Ganache40g …

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    Choc Ripple Log Cake

    This is an Australian favourite cake that even children can make themselves if they can whip cream. It’s so easy to make and I doubt if anyone needs a recipe, but here it is. I don’t know any substitutes for the Arnott’s Choc Ripple Biscuits, which are chocolate flavoured dry sweet biscuits. Makes 1 Log …

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    Granita Biscuits & Cream Cheese Log Cake

    This cake is similar to ‘Choc Ripple Log Cake’, a famous Australian favourite cake that is so easy and even children can make themselves. This cake has a cheesecake flavour and is made with Granita Biscuits. Arnott’s Granita Biscuits are grainy sweet biscuits and great for cheesecake base. Other sweet biscuits that you might use …

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    Easiest Vanilla Ice Cream

    You can find my old ‘Super Easy Vanilla Ice Cream’ recipe on this website, but you need a food processor to make it. This ‘Easiest Vanilla Ice Cream’ requires no special equipment. You only need a whisk, 2 bowls and a saucepan. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Egg Yolks1/2 cup Milk1 tablespoon Caster …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Peach Fool & Peach Jelly

    I am from Okayama, Japan. Okayama is famous for its production of fruit, especially ‘White Peach’. Different types of White peaches are available in Melbourne where I live. Different, but they still smell and taste like Okayama’s ‘White Peach’ that I miss. *Note: White Peaches are the best for this dessert, but you can use …

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    Umeshu Jelly

    ‘Umeshu’ is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping unripe Ume fruits in strong alcohol, such as Shōchū, and Sugar. It has quite high alcohol content, and believe or not, I was allowed to drink it when I was a child. It was mixed with plenty of cold water, though.  This jelly is very alcoholic and …

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    Tapioca Milk Jelly

    I have tried to make ‘Tapioca Pudding’ several times. I followed the instruction printed on the package of Tapioca Pearls. Every time I slightly burned the bottom of the saucepan. Then I decided to reduce the amount of Tapioca Pearls for the recipe, and I added Gelatine to help setting. It was a BRILLIANT idea!!! …

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    Chocolate Mousse

    There are so many ‘Chocolate Mousse’ recipes out there, but this is my recipe. I am writing it down for my children, so that they can recreate their mother’s ‘Chocolate Mousse’ one day. You need 4 bowls including a heat-proof bowl. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1 (Heat-proof) 200 to 220g Dark Chocolate …

  • Cold Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Bavarois

    I am fond of chestnuts and I have written some stories about chestnut sweets on this website. Since I discovered Sweetened Chestnut Cream, it’s been so easy for me to create chestnuts sweets myself. You know making chestnut purée from scratch is a hard work. Based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe, chestnut flavoured bavarois is …

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    Super Easy Black Sesame Ice Cream

    Black Sesame flavoured desserts are popular in Japan. They are grey coloured and might spoil your appetite, but Black Sesame desserts are nutritious and delicious. If you like the flavour of nuts, you would like Black Sesame flavour. This ‘Black Sesame Ice Cream’ is easy to make at home. Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients …

  • Cold Sweets Tofu

    Cream Cheese & Tofu Dessert

    Have you tried my ‘Tofu Chocolate Truffles’? Tofu can be used for sweets. This is another example. Simply mix the drained Silken Tofu with softened Cream Cheese, and add Lemon and Sugar. Today I added some Mango, but naturally you can use any fruit. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 150g Silken Tofu *drained4 tablespoons (60g) Cream …

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    Super Easy Orange & Chocolate Ice Cream

    I don’t mind to take a shortcut when I make an ice cream dessert. I simply add extra ingredients to a good quality vanilla ice cream. This ‘Orange & Chocolate Ice Cream’ is of course super easy to make, but tastes absolutely amazing. For a weeknight’s quick & easy dessert or to entertain your friends, …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Super Easy Matcha Ice Cream

    We don’t need to feel guilty to make shortcuts. Shortcuts can be clever tricks. I used to make ‘Matcha Ice Cream’ from scratch. Matcha Ice Cream is one of the food that I have to make if I want to eat. It’s not available where I live. If you are in the same situation, try …

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