Matcha green tea Ice Cream
Green tea flavored desserts are so widespread all over the US today, and it seems like Green tea Ice Cream is as popular here as in Japan. Because green tea goes so well with milk products Green Tea flavor is understandably a delicious choice for ice cream. Green Tea Ice Cream is a Japanese dessert everyone knows in the US even outside Japanese food.
At many Japanese restaurants in the US, Green Tea Ice Cream has become one of the most popular desserts. Green tea has a very refreshing green grass aroma, and that helps cut the smell of fish and grease from dinner. It can be served as a couple of scoops in a bowl or could be inside Mochi (rice cake), which also tastes great.
Not only at Japanese restaurants, but very famous ice cream makers here make Green Tea ice cream. The good thing is that the flavor is not just a fad, but it looks like the flavor is here to stay in American food culture. Now you don’t have to travel to Japanese grocery store to buy Green Tea Ice Cream but almost any supermarket in the US!
The green tea used in Green Tea Ice Cream is called Matcha in Japanese. Matcha is a powdered form, and so it has a much more concentrated flavor than green tea leaves. It should not be mixed with green tea you drink from regular tea bag. Matcha is also a drink that is used in the tea ceremony in Japan, but you don’t drink as much as brewed green tea.
Matcha Green Tea is available at Japanese and some American supermarkets and also online. (This recipe is for the ice cream itself; you will use an ice cream machine to freeze the ice cream so please follow your ice cream machine instructions.)
- 2 cups milk (480ml)
- 2 Tbsp green tea powder (Matcha)
- 1 cup heavy cream (240ml)
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp sugar (120g)