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Ice Kacang (ABC) / Malaysian Shaved Ice Recipe

Ice Kacang/ABC (Malaysian Shaved Ice).

Course Dessert
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Ice Kacang (ABC)
Servings 4 people
Calories 126 kcal


  • 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)


  1. 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.

  2. Prepare the shaved ice by using a blender. Make sure the ice is completely shaved.

  3. Transfer the shaved ice to a bowl and add 2 tablespoons syrup, follow by all the ingredients in the toppings. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Ice Kacang (ABC) / Malaysian Shaved Ice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.