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Ice kacang or Ais kacang (Chinese: 红豆冰; Pinyin: hóngdòu bing; literally "red bean ice"), is a dessert served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also known as air batu campur (ABC) in Malay. It is sweet-tasting and is primarily ice served with sweet flavoured syrup and jelly. The word Kacang is a Malay word for bean, and the word "ais" is a translation of the english term "ice".
Formerly, it was made of only shaved ice and red beans. Today, ice kachang generally comes in bright colours, and with different fruit cocktails and dressings. Several varieties have also been introduced which contain aloe vera in some form or another, such as in jelly form. Often, a large serving of attap chee (palm seed), red beans, sweetcorn, grass jelly, cubes of agar agar and chendol form the base. Evaporated milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice. To cater to the palates of the modern customer, some stalls have even introduced novelty toppings like durian, chocolate syrup and ice cream. There are also versions that shun the multi-coloured syrup and are served with just a drizzling of gula melaka syrup instead.
This small bowl was packed with red beans, corn kernels, cendol, leong foon (grass jelly), jelly, peanuts and ideal milk. The best of all....was the oh so delicious pandan flavoured gula melaka syrup wrapping the whole icy concoction, so good for this blistering heat...It was not overly sweet and the only complaint - no crunch in the peanuts.