green tea ice cream



Ice cream has always been one of those things that I've wanted to try making from scratch. I can't really explain why, either – it's not like I don't already have tubs full of it in the freezer, or that we're deprived of good gelato options in Sydney. I guess the idea of whipping up wacky flavours à la Masterchef is super appealing, but a lack of an ice cream machine has been the only thing ruining my plans!

Anyway, I guess my mum heard my wishes, because one day she randomly came home with an ice cream machine. A small, low end model, but an ice cream machine nonetheless! Unsurprisingly the first thing I wanted to make was green tea ice cream, since it's my absolute favourite but kind of hard to find apart from those tiny tubs you can get from the Asian supermarket. With this baby in tow I'll be able to make one litre batches at a time, so now I'm pretty much set for life when it comes to obscure ice cream cravings. Keep on reading for the recipe...

      



   Recipe adapted from Sunbeam Instruction booklet
Cooking & Prep time:
20 minutes + chilling time
Ingredients:
1 cup (250ml) milk
1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
4 egg yolks
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
3 tsp matcha powder
3 tsp hot water

1. Freeze your ice cream maker's cannister according to the manufacturer's instructions. Combine matcha powder and hot water in a small bowl.

2. Combine milk and cream in a saucepan, then add the matcha mixture. Bring the mixture to simmering point over low heat.

3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together for 3-4 minutes, until light and creamy

4. Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture into yolk mixture until well combined. Ideally you'll have someone to help you with this one!

5. Return the mixture into the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, over low heat until mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Make sure not to overcook it or let it boil, since the mixture could curdle!

6. Transfer mixture to a bowl (or preferably a pouring jug). Allow to cool before placing in the fridge to chill for 4-6 hours or until very cold.

7. Set up your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. Turn unit on, and add mixture through the pouring hole. Allow to churn until the mixture has thickened. Depending on your ice cream maker, transfer to a container and freeze until solid.



Unfortunately this recipe won't exactly work without an ice cream maker, but see here for a way around that! Anyway, now that I've made ice cream once it's like a whole world of possibilities has been opened up to me. In fact, I've already added Ferrero Rocher ice cream and frozen Coke to the list of things I need to try making in the near future. What are some of your favourite ice cream flavours? I'm sure there are plenty of weird ones I've never even heard of before!

23 comments:

  1. I've always been told that green tea ice cream tasted great but I've never tried it, maybe now I will!
    Marissa Jamie || Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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    1. You definitely should! Anything green tea flavoured is good in my books, haha :)

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  2. I just realised I don't think I have ever had matcha ice-cream, only soft serve ... I think I am missing out. THIS LOOKS AMAZINGGG AHHHH *-* Perhaps I should ask for an ice cream maker for Christmas haha! Ooo I wonder how the frozen coke would taste. Probably like vanilla coke mmmm.

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    1. Mm, matcha soft serves aren't bad either! I'm really curious about the frozen coke too, places like Maccas probably don't freeze it straight up...

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  3. Wow, it looks amazing! I have to try this recipe :)
    Beautiful photos :)

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  4. You've done an amazing and delicious job! I love love a good authentic green tea ice cream or soft cream dessert! This looks sooo yummy!

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    1. Thanks Sharlynn! I think it's impossible for me to not like any green tea dessert, haha :)

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  5. :Q I love matcha green tea ice cream~! Good job Mani and Mani's mum :P
    Maybe I'm gonna ask Santa for an ice cream maker this year c: Xx

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    1. It'd definitely be worth it if you love ice cream, and luckily I do! ;)

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  6. Yay bookmarked this. It has become a recent favourite of mine, so I can't wait to make it at home!

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    1. I've never come across someone who doesn't like it! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out :)

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  7. Yummy, I'm definitely trying this recipe soon! I love my ice cream maker!

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  8. Duuude, happy to be your guinea pig for whenever you want to experiment with some other flavours

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    1. Haha, I'll let you know when I do! :)

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  9. Ooh it looks like it turned out well! Aah I'm so conflicted over whether I want to get an ice cream maker, the little ones aren't expensive and it would open a whole new world of possibilities BUT I would get so so fat...

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    1. Think of the possibilities! But I have to agree, tubs and tubs of ice cream at my disposal is a disaster waiting to happen haha

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  10. These turned out perfectly! They even have the perfect "matcha aisu-kurimu" look! I guess you'll be having a perfect summer!

    www.rosa-dyn.com

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    1. Thanks Rosa! Can't wait to experiment like crazy with other flavours this summer :)

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  11. Definitely craving a scoop (or two) of this delicious green tea ice cream right now - it looks so good!

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  12. How amazing your Mom brought back an ice cream machine :) I think you picked a good flavor to try, yummmm green tea! x

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    1. I wasn't expecting it at all, but I'm glad I have it! Green tea seems to be a crowd pleaser, I have a feeling I'll be making it over and over...

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  13. Always a fan of green tea ice cream. And one of my fave flavours is sweet corn!

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  14. I definitely need to get myself an ice cream maker! I feel like Matcha ice cream never seems to hit my sweet spot since I always want it to have a stronger green tea taste. You should look into black sesame ice cream since it tastes really good. I can't wait for a post about the ferrero ice cream!

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