Today we’re learning how to make Green Tea ice cream from scratch! If you’ve tried the walnut ice cream recipe, then this should be a piece of cake, and you can serve your ice cream with a slice of cake after you’ve made your ice cream. I like win, win situations don’t you? Ok, so we all know that Green Tea is technically a tea you drink, but in Japan and South Korea, Green Tea flavored ice cream is really popular. If you don’t have an ice cream maker don’t fret, we didn’t use one for the walnut ice cream recipe either so you can still make this happen regardless!
Ingredients and supplies you’ll need for this recipe:
Matcha Green Tea powder or whatever green tea powder you can find. Matcha is just a more potent version of green tea. I learned that from Jamba Juice. Half and half, granulated sugar, 3 eggs, a sauce pot, Whisk, and ice cream maker which is optional.
Step One -
Put 2 or 3 tablespoons of the green tea powder into the sauce pan. Add 3 egg yolks, and 2/3 cup of granulated sugar to the sauce pan. Whisk everything together!
Step Two -
Warm up 2 cups of the half and half and slowly pour only 1 cup of it into the mixture. Keep whisking! Whisk like you’re a K-Drama character about to compete in an epic cooking contest! In other words whisk really fast.
Step Three -
Place the sauce pan over low heat and very slowly add the second cup of warm half and half to it.
Step Four -
Remove the sauce pan from heat when everything has thickened to the point it coats the back of a spoon and begins to foam.
Step Five -
Keep the mixture in the sauce pan, put it in a bowl, or a deep dish flat pan, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you put it in the refrigerator for an hour to cool down.
Step Six -
After the hour cool down you can churn it in your ice cream maker for 20 minutes if you have one or you can be old school about it and put it in the freezer. Every 3 or 4 hours you’ll want to stir the mixture with a fork until it becomes the ice cream consistency of your liking.
Step Seven -
Make sure your ice cream has frozen to your liking, add all the toppings you want, snap a photo and enjoy your green tea ice cream!
If you’re brave enough to attempt this recipe send me your photos and taste review to KJohnson@dramafever.com
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(Recipe via Koreanfood.about.com)