Monday, 15 December 2008

What's for desserts tonight?

What about matcha ( green tea ) ice-cream I prepared over the weekend? Many Japanese restaurants do serve this little gem, not too sweet but with the lightness of green tea after taste. My first attempt in making ice-cream, you be the judge.


Matcha Ice-cream
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup thick double cream
  1. In a small bow, mix the green tea powder with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
  2. n a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks and remaining sugar and whisk.
  3. Pour the milk into a small pan and gently heat taking care not to let it boil. Remove them from the heat and mix a few spoonfuls of the warm milk with the green tea powder and sugar in a small bowl. When you have a smooth paste, add it to the remaining milk in the pan, then gradually combine with the egg yolk mixture
  4. Return mixture to the stove and heat slowly over low heat (taking care to not let the mixture boil), until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat, strain through a fine sieve, and allow to cool completely.
  5. Lightly whip the cream and then add it to the cold green tea-milk mixture.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a large container and [chill for an hour or two in the refrigerator] and then put it in the freezer. As ice crystals start to form, remove, and mix well with a spoon (use a wooden spoon and stir very vigorously) to break them up and return the mixture to the freezer. Repeat this a few times as it freezes to ensure that the ice cream is smooth.
  7. Alternatively can use ice-cream maker :-)
Ice cream for cold winter nites ;-)

6 comments:

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you in advance "A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

fen said...

Yummy!

Christine Toh said...

Thanks Susan, Happy New Year to you too.

Christine Toh said...

Hi Fen, yes it's yummy

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