Green Tea ice cream. Some people adore it, some people think it’s awful. I think because it’s not overly sweet and almost borders on savory. I love it.
I like this recipe 1) because you don’t have to ‘cook’ the base (I hate cooking ice cream bases) and 2) it’s not overly rich, but just…right. Great for an after dinner palate cleanser.
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons powdered green tea (matcha)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
Cook the sugar and water over low heat, basically making a simple syrup. Remove from the heat, and add about 1/3 of the syrup into a separate bowl, with the matcha.
This isn’t the prettiest. Dump that mixture back into the pan with the simple syrup and mix well.
In a medium bowl, add the cream and the milk – then add the matcha mixture. Cool it down in the fridge for about 15 – 20 mins. It will turn a lovely lime green color.
Pour it into your ice cream maker – according to manufacturer’s directions and there you have it. Yummy green tea ice cream….great with shave ice, too! If you like this, you should try my lychee sorbet…