Food: Sweet Beans

Last Friday, a friend came over to visit and helped me make my first ever sweet beans. They turned out delicious! Sweet beans are a Dominican staple dessert, usually made during Lent and shared with family and friends.

It is prepared using blended red beans and adding coconut milk, evaporated milk, cinnamon sticks, raisins, sugar and letting it boil until it becomes creamy. Some people add condensed milk, and batata (sweet potato) but, I decided not to include them in mine. Once chilled, serve and top with milk cookies (or animal crackers.)

Have you ever tried, or made sweet beans? I promise they’re not difficult to make once you pass the blending and straining part. Here’s the recipe I used:

dominican sweet cream of beans