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Ice Kacang (ABC) / Malaysian Shaved Ice Recipe
2 cups ice cubes or crushed ice
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup water
3 drops red coloring, optional
2 tablespoons condensed milk or evaporated milk
2 tablespoons canned red beans, in kernels
2 tablespoons canned sweet corn, cream-style
2 tablespoons grass jelly pieces
Attap chee (palm nuts), optional
Add all the ingredients in the Syrup in a small sauce pan. Heat it up over medium heat. As soon as the sugar melts and the syrup starts to bubble, turn off the heat. Set aside and let cool.
Prepare the shaved ice by using a blender. Make sure the ice is completely shaved.
Transfer the shaved ice to a bowl and add 2 tablespoons syrup, follow by all the ingredients in the toppings. Serve immediately.
The syrup is enough for two servings of ice kacang.
Every country in Asia seems to have their own version of shaved ice. This is the version I grew up eating in Penang, Malaysia.