Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Green Bean Paste with Coconut Milk Recipe

(Che Dau Xanh Danh)

Ingredients : Serves 4

500 g

2.1 liters

300 g


Coconut milk syrup

500 ml

100 ml

4 tablespoons

6 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

Split green beans, soaked overnight



Shave ice





Coconut milk

Tapioca flour, mixed with 125 ml water

Method :
  • Drain green beans and boil in 2 liters water until soft.

  • Alternatively, steam green beans until soft.

  • Blend (process) green beans well with sugar and 100 ml water to mix well into a paste.
    Set aside to cool.

  • Prepare coconut milk syrup. In a small pot, bring to the boil water and screwpine leaves for            10 minutes. Remove and discard screwpine leaves.

  • Lower heat to a simmer then stir in sugar and coconut milk. Gradually add in tapioca flour mixture and stir until thick.

  • Serve green bean paste in a glass topped with shaved ice and coconut milk syrup.

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