When you think of ice cream you probably think of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry right? Those are the common favorites. But when I think of ice cream I think of green tea, coffee, and lavender! So anyway since green tea is my FAVORITE ice cream ever, I decided to make some myself! I got this recipe online on the website http://japanesefood.about.com OK here's the recipe for this awesome dessert!!
3/4 cup milk
2 egg yolks
5 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
3 tablespoons hot water
OK, before I start this recipe I just to make sure everyone knows to put your ice cream maker into the freezer for 24 hours before starting this recipe!
Mix the hot water and green tea powder together in a bowl and set aside. Lightly whisk egg yolks in a large pan. Add sugar in the pan and mix well. Put the pan on low heat and heat the mixture, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is thickened, remove the pan from the heat. Soak the bottom of the pan in ice water and cool the mixture. Add the green tea into the egg mixture and mix well, cooling in ice water. Then add the whipped heavy cream in the mixture and stir gently. Then pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and let it churn for about 20-25 minutes. You can also pour the mixture in a container and freeze, stirring the ice cream a few times. I also added some green food coloring because the ice cream was mostly white. Enjoy!! :)