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che ba mau
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Che Ba Mau

A yummy 3 colored dessert from Vietnam.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: che ba mau, Vietnamese three color dessert
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 417kcal

Ingredients

Red Beans

Pandan Jelly

Mung Bean Paste

Coconut Sauce

  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 oz
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch

Instructions

Pandan Jelly

  • Bring water to a boil. Once boiling, pour water into a bowl with agar agar powder.
  • Add pandan flavor and sugar. Stir until mixed well. 
  • Pour into a dish and let it cool to room temperature. I used a 7.5 x 5.5 inch glass dish.
  • Cover and put in the fridge. Let it set overnight.
  • Slice into thin strips and store in the fridge until ready to use.

Adzuki Beans

  • Soak the adzuki beans in water overnight.
  • Drain the beans. Combine the beans and water in a small sauce pan. Bring the water to a boil. Cover and let it simmer for 45 minutes - 1 hour until the beans are soft.
  • Add the sugar. Remove from heat and pour into a storage container. Let it cool to room temperature and put in the fridge until ready to use.

Mung Beans

  • Combine mung beans and water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes until mung beans are soft.
  • Add sugar and use a blender to puree mung beans until a thick paste forms.

Coconut Sauce

  • Heat coconut milk until it starts to boil.
  • Add sugar and tapioca starch. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Let it cool to room temperature and put in the fridge until ready to use.

Making your Che Ba Mau

  • Now you can finally make your Che Ba Mau. Add a layer each of mung beans, red beans, and pandan jelly to a cup. Top with crushed ice.
  • Drizzle coconut sauce over the top and serve!

Notes

This dessert is best served cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 5mg