How to Make Green Tea Ice Cream?
- Maurice E. Terry
Green tea offers many benefits to those who drink it almost regularly than those who take it once or twice in a while. Now, imagine a time you’re having ice cream and green tea, both combined to make an entirely new recipe. Well, it’s green tea ice cream. Did you ever taste?
On a hot and sunny day, a green tea ice cream is the most desired and perfect treat. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant that is conducive to our body and protects us from different diseases. Green tea also helps to lower our blood pressure, and it boosts up our immune system. With its natural antibacterial property, green tea fights for different heart diseases too.
Origin of Green Tea Ice Cream
Can you tell where the green tea ice cream came from? Well, green tea ice cream was first prepared in Japan. In Japan, green tea ice cream is made with green tea powder or matcha which provides distinct flavor and color.
In the western world, this refreshing and delicious ice cream is becoming more popular day by day. However, this special ice cream has been a typical dessert in East Asia and Japan for a long time.
In the past, it was challenging to find matcha green tea ice cream outside of Asia and Japan. But now, most famous ice cream vendors including Hagen-Dazs and Baskin Robbins sell this ice cream. There are other green tea ice cream brands also who offers various flavored green tea ice cream.
Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe
With this green tea ice cream recipe, you can now combine health benefits of green tea with a delicious ice cream flavor. It is the fantastic way to preserve taste and health benefits in the same food. You can also surprise your near and dear ones with this particular green tea ice cream. For children, it will bring taste and health benefits at the same time. They will also love to eat this ice cream more than the tea. By this way, they will also learn the benefits of drinking green tea.
Making green tea ice cream is not hard, and it requires almost similar effort of making regular ice cream. However, if you want, you can make special vegan green tea ice cream also. Here, we will show you the procedure of making general green tea ice cream. So, why are we waiting? Let’s gather all the necessary ingredients and start making this amazing green tea ice cream recipe.
- 1 to 2 tablespoon of matcha green tea or green tea powder
- 2 Egg yolks
- 200-milliliters heavy cream
- 2 to 4 tablespoon of sugar
- 50-milliliter iced water and
- Two tablespoons of boiling water
Making the Green Tea Ice Cream
For making that refreshing and delicious green tea ice cream, you need to follow some specific steps. We will discuss those steps clearly so that you can successfully follow our recommended steps and make your own green tea ice cream. Let’s Start!
Step – 1: Make the Mixture
Make the egg yolks separate from the egg whites. Add little water and sugar with the egg yolks and stir unless you make a perfect mixture.
Step – 2: Make Custard
Now that you have completed making the mixture, you need to pour the mixture into a pan and start heating it up. Stir continuously to make a thick custard. Do not stop stirring. If you stop shaking, the egg will be cooked, and it will ruin the recipe. When you see the mixture is becoming solid, stop the heat.
Step – 3: Make the Matcha Mix
Now get the green tea powder or the matcha green tea and pour hot water into it. Stir gently to mix it with the water. Now, you will get the smell and look of green tea.
Step – 4: Green Tea Mix
Pour the matcha mix or powder green tea mix in the egg and sugar mixture. Whisk it heavily to make a perfect mix. Pour hot water and stir briskly. Now, get another bowl and pour cold water or some ice in it. Get the pot with the mixture and put it on the cold water/ice to cool the mixture down.
Step – 5: Add Cream
When the mixture gets cold, you have to add heavy whipped cream to it. Stir well to mix the cream with the mixture.
Step – 6: Make the Ice Cream
Now, it’s time to make the green tea ice cream. Pour the previously made mixture to the ice cream maker. It’s simple and fun to form variously shaped ice cream with an ice cream maker. Follow the user instruction to use an ice cream maker. Now, keep the ice cream in the freezer for at least two hours. Do not worry, if you cannot manage an ice cream maker. It is easily possible to make ice creams without an ice cream maker. Let’s see how!
One easy way to make colorful, variously sized ice cream is to use Popsicle molds. Popsicle molds are cheap and can be found in almost anywhere. If Popsicle mold is not an option then, pour the mixture into a large pot or a cake pan. Place the ice cream in the freezer and keep it there for 2 hours. Remove the container, mix it, break up any ice crystals if you found and put it back into the freezer again. This will be required for making creamier ice cream. Repeat this procedure until your ice cream is uniformly frozen.
Step – 7: Little More to Enjoy Your Ice Cream
Congratulations! You have finished making green tea ice cream. For making more delicious taste and added flavor, add some fruits, waffle sticks or cherries in the ice cream mix. This will enhance the taste and color of your green tea ice cream.
Whether the season is summer or cold, you can always enjoy this particular green tea ice cream. The good thing is that you can prepare it and store it in your freezer. It can be the perfect light food you want while watching movies. For the replacement of afternoon snacks, this healthy ice cream can be an ideal choice. Take it as the dessert if you have invited some guests or friends for dinner. Moreover, with its healthy properties, it will enhance your life care for an efficient living.
Now, we believe you are capable of making your own green tea ice cream without much effort. We tried to explain the procedure more simply so that you can understand every part of it. Still, if you have any more questions about any delicious recipe like this one or ideas for other meat-based meals or tools, don’t hesitate to write to us.