I love green tea ice cream. I first tasted it at a Japanese restaurant in the area only a few years ago, and I couldn’t believe that such a wonderful flavor wasn’t sold at the supermarket along with the vanilla and chocolate. It turns out that in our small town, if you want green tea ice cream (and you didn’t want to go to a restaurant with four young children), you’d have to make your own.
My only problem was that the Japanese green tea/matcha powder isn’t sold locally either. Fortunately, our friend Miss Behaving sent us some genuine matcha powder all the way from Japan this summer. You know it’s real matcha when you can’t even read the writing on the package! Isaac, who is very much into Nintendo, Pokemon, Bakugan, and all things Japanese, was very impressed. He eagerly volunteered to help me make some green tea ice cream.
This was my first attempt at making any kind of ice cream. I found this recipe online and I doubled the amounts. It turned out to be really simple to make.
We dissolved the matcha powder in some hot water, made some custard out of sugar, egg yolks, milk and cream…
…combined everything and cooled it…
…and churned it in our trusty Kitchen Aid.
It turned out really well! It was simply delicious, and the entire container was eaten in less than a week by Mark, Isaac and myself. OK, maybe I had more than my fair share! 😉
Thank you, Miss Behaving, for a real treat!