Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe (花生仁汤)

This is my home-made sweet peanut soup that is rich, sweet and creamy. You need only a few ingredients: peanuts, water, and rock sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Sweet Peanut Soup
Servings 4 people
Calories 506 kcal


  • 12 oz. peanuts, skin peeled
  • rock sugar, to taste
  • 8 cups water
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut milk, optional


  1. Soak the peanuts overnight with water. Make sure all the peanuts are submerged in the water.
  2. The next day, rinse the peanuts thoroughly and transfer them into a pressure cooker with 8 cups of water. Depending on your pressure cooker, you might want to add more or reduce the amount of water accordingly. Use high heat to pressure cook the peanut soup for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to medium and cook for another 30-40 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool until you are able to remove the lid of the pressure cooker. Heat up the sweet peanut soup again with medium to low heat, add rock sugar to taste. Boil it until the peanuts are thoroughly soft. Add the coconut milk towards the end, boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The water should reduce to about 6-7 cups after they are done. The soup should be creamy in color, not too watery, but creamy and rich.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe (花生仁汤)
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 657mg19%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Protein 22g44%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.