Green Tea Ice Cream

Japan is known for their green tea and they love to enjoy its flavours in a number of ways. Ice cream with flavours of green tea is one such darling among the Japanese and South Koreans. Matcha variety of green tea is the best option to bring out the best from this ice cream. The puzzling blend of bold flavours of green tea, with a hint of delicateness strikes a perfect balance with the creamy texture of the ice cream. But the most amazing part of its essence is the bitter undertone of the Matcha variety camouflaged by the rich sweetness of the ice cream.

The unique flavours of green tea ice cream soon made it popular in the western world during the late 1970s and it tops the list of ice cream since then. Renowned ice cream manufacturers produce green tea ice cream for those who strive to indulge in the Japanese flavours of this dessert. But the best way to enjoy the exquisite flavours of this ice cream is to make it at your home from the scratch. Don’t worry if your kitchen is not equipped with an ice cream maker because the following recipe will teach you how to make an equally delicious and green tea ice cream without it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp green tea powder

  • ¾ cup whipped heavy cream

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 egg yolks

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  • Stir 2 tbsp of granulated sugar into a bowl of green tea powder and set aside.

  • Take the egg yolks in a separate bowl, empty the residual sugar in it and whisk the mixture thoroughly.

  • Warm the milk in a deep-bottomed pan, paying attention to keep it from boiling.

  • Ladle a small amount of this warm milk into the sweetened green tea mixture and stir them all together into a smooth and uniform paste.

  • Add the paste to the rest of the warm milk in the pan along with the whisked egg.

  • Stir the mixture and heat it over slow flame, taking extra care to prevent it from boiling.

  • When the mixture thickens and coats the spoon, turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

  • Stir in the whipped cream into the mixture and pour the ice cream mixture into a large vessel.

  • Let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before putting it in the freezer.

  • When the ice cream freezes completely, take it out and break the ice crystals with a wooden spatula.

  • Stir the ice cream mixture briskly and put it back in the freezer.

  • Continue this process at least thrice or until the ice cream turns smooth and creamy.

  • Return the ice cream for the final time and let it set for an hour.

  • Scoop out green tea ice cream into serving bowls and enjoy it on hot summer days.

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