Hint: For best results, we recommend using either ZenMatcha Mixing or Artisan Grade matcha when preparing matcha green tea ice cream.
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Green Tea Ice Cream
- 2 egg yolks
- 2-4 tbsp sugar
- 200ml heavy cream
- 1-2 tbsp matcha
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 50ml water
- Lightly whisk egg yolks in a pan.
- Add water and sugar to the pan and mix well.
- Put the pan on low heat and heat the mixture while stirring constantly.
- When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat.
- Mix hot water and ZenMatcha green tea powder together.
- Add the green tea in the egg mixture and mix well, cooling in ice water.
- Add the thoroughly whipped heavy cream to the mixture and mix well.
- Freeze the mixture. ( Every 1-2 hours, whisk the mixture. - a few times)
Matcha White Chocolate Ice Cream
Adapted from Kuidaore
Makes about 1 liter
- 1 cups heavy cream
- 1 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 4 large egg yolks
- 8 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder, sifted
Equipment: Ice cream maker + frozen insert, strainer (chinois)
- In a medium heavy saucepan, bring the cream, milk, sugar, and salt to a simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
- While whisking eggs pour about 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture in a thin, steady stream in the bowl of eggs. This should temper the eggs. Now pour the tempered eggs in the rest of the saucepan with the hot cream mixture, in a thin, steady stream while whisking the hot cream.
- Cook over low heat, constantly stirring, just until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. Do not let this mixture boil. Pour this mixture through a strainer.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring at 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted. Add the matcha powder to the chocolate and stir vigorously with a whisk to mix well. Add this to the strained hot cream and stir to blend. Cool this mixture and refrigerate until chilled.
- Freeze according to the instructions for your ice cream machine.