Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream Recipe

Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream Recipe

Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream Recipe

Are you ready to dive into the world of Japanese desserts with a refreshing and sweet treat? Green tea ice cream, especially the matcha variant, is a crowd-pleaser and a perfect dessert to end a traditional Japanese meal. But, did you know there's a little twist in its name?

The Matcha Mystery Unveiled

While commonly referred to as "green tea ice cream," this delightful dessert is actually made from matcha powder, not brewed tea. In the West, "green tea ice cream" and "matcha ice cream" are often used interchangeably, but in Japan, it's almost always called "matcha ice cream." Matcha powder is a finely ground, bright green powder made from special green tea leaves. Unlike green tea-infused foods that are flavored with tea-infused water, matcha foods contain the actual tea leaves. So, are you excited to try this unique version of green tea in a frozen dessert?

Ingredients for Your Matcha Masterpiece

  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped

Let's Make Matcha Ice Cream!

  1. Whisk matcha powder with hot water in a small bowl and set it aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, lightly whisk egg yolks (keep the pan off the heat for now).
  3. Mix sugar into the yolks until well combined.
  4. Gradually stir in milk, blending it thoroughly with the egg-sugar mixture.
  5. Now, gently heat this mixture on low, stirring continuously to avoid any burning.
  6. Once slightly thickened, remove the pan from heat and cool it in ice water.
  7. Add the matcha-water mix into the cooled egg mixture. Continue cooling in ice water.
  8. Whip the heavy cream until it becomes light and airy.
  9. Fold this cream into the egg and matcha mixture gently, ensuring a smooth blend.
  10. Churn this mixture in an ice cream maker as per instructions, or move to the next step if you don't have one.
  11. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container, cover it, and freeze for at least 8 hours.

No Ice Cream Maker? No Problem!

Don't have an ice cream maker? Simply store the mixture in an airtight container in the freezer. Remember to stir it periodically during freezing.

This simple yet exquisite recipe brings a piece of Japanese culinary tradition into your kitchen. Have you ever tried making ice cream at home? If not, give it a go and tag us with #TeapotyMatchaIceCream . 
Read more about Green tea benefits on Teapoty's Tea Time Blogs HERE