Matcha green tea Ice Cream Recipe
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I’ve been in the U.S. for 15 years; however, I had never tasted Green Tea Ice Cream (Matcha Ice Cream) that is authentic until I found this recipe. I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today!
Häagen-Dazs® Green Tea ice cream is pretty close, but other brands of green tea ice cream that I tasted so far are way too creamy. The Japanese green tea ice cream is not as creamy. It is sweet, but it has very strong matcha taste that is almost bitter. Am I confusing you a bit?
Matcha 抹茶 or green tea powder is NOT the same green tea that you drink at home or Japanese restaurants. So you can’t grind the regular green tea to make matcha. It is made from shade-grown tea leaves and used for Japanese tea ceremony and wagashi (Japanese confectioneries).
I use this Japanese brand maeda-en, and their “culinary quality” green tea powder is pretty good (Japanese supermarket sells this for around $7). Just so you know, even for the Japanese, matcha is considered a very expensive ingredient.
When I tasted this ice cream, I was surprised how authentic the taste was and it brought me right back to Japan!! If you know what I’m talking about and miss authentic Japanese green tea ice cream, then this is it! I highly recommend you to make double recipes!
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