Amazake Ice Pops
Ice pops naturally sweetened with amazake and fruit. Experiment with various fruits and keep a stash in your freezer!
Photographed by EIKO SAWAKI
Excludes time needed for chilling and freezing.
Ingredients (Makes 6)
- 80-90 ml amazake (store-bought; straight)
- Approx. 130 g watermelon
- 90-100 ml amazake (store-bought; straight)
- 1 banana (100 g)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 80 ml amazake (store-bought; straight)
- 1 kiwifruit (70 g)
- 1/2 tbsp honey (10 g)
Peel and grate the watermelon. Strain to get 100 ml of juice.
Mash the banana with the back of a fork. Mix with lemon juice.
Peel and cut the kiwifruit into 8 mm cubes. Coat with honey.
Add the amazake to the watermelon juice and mix.
Add the amazake to the banana and mix.
Add the amazake to the kiwifruit and mix.
Pour separately into ice pop molds. Will make two of each flavor.
Cover the molds, insert the popsicle sticks and freeze.
For this recipe, it's easier to use straight rather than concentrated amazake. Make sure that it's made with rice and rice koji, and contains no additional sugars or salt. If you can only find concentrated amazake, start off by adding half the amount of water stipulated on the package and gradually add to taste.
[Calories per ice pop]
Watermelon (60 kcal)
Banana (80 kcal)
Kiwifruit (70 kcal)