When I was a kid, during summer, I often went to my favorite shop to get icy treats. Back then, we didn’t have Baskin Robbins or Wall’s, but we had the light and refreshing ice creams and something called Waan Yen which is basically a popsicle.
In Thai, Waan means sweet, and Yen means cold. Waan Yen is a very popular treat during hot weather. It can be on a stick like a popsicle, or in a tiny plastic bag which is fun to eat, too. There are tons of flavors of Wan Yen, and all of them are simple, so sometimes during my childhood, I made Waan Yen at home to save money. Some of my favorite flavors are Black Beans, Milo (Chocolate Malt Drink), Hale’s Blue Boy Syrup, and Coconut with Jackfruit. So basically you can just freeze anything sweet, and enjoy it.
Today I made some Waan Yen with Moong beans, a type of healthy legume packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This delightful treat is quite easy to make and required only 2 simple ingredients; Moong Beans and sugar. If you want to make it healthier, you can use coconut sugar or Stevia. I usually make this with coconut sugar, but I ran out of it so I use regular white sugar for this one. Cooked Moong Beans with Sugar itself is a popular Thai dessert which has cooling and health- beneficial properties. Freezing it even makes this delicious treat super fun to eat.
This 2 Ingredients Healthy Moong Popsicle will become your best friend. It’s satisfying and good for your body at the same. I love to have one just after working out because it’s high in protein and the cooling sweet bites really help refresh and reenergize my body.
2 Ingredients Healthy Moong Popsicle Recipe
Ingredients: (Make 10-12 popsicles)
1 cup Moong Beans
¾ cup sugar (you can use coconut sugar or Stevia to taste)
4 cups water
Clean and wash moong beans, and then soak them for at least 5 hours or you can soak them overnight.
Cook moong beans in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes or until the beans started to break apart. Keep skimming off the froth and any impurity while the beans are boiling.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Let the ingredients cool down completely.
Fill the moong beans and the sweet liquid in the popsicle molds and freeze for 3-4 hours.
When the popsicles are firm, remove them from the molds. You can put the whole molds in room temperature water for a few second to get the popsicles slid off the molds easily.
Serve and enjoy.
I love making this guilt-free treat for summer. Next time I’ll show you other flavors that you can whip up in minutes and enjoy. Let me know if you make any healthy popsicles at home as well. I would love to try them all.