I hope everyone had fun during the Labor Day weekend! I went to Vegas with my family this weekend and ate a LOT of food, as you can see on my twitter.
Guess what this week is??
GREEN TEA/MATCHA WEEK!!
Yup, I will be sharing some of my favorite green tea recipes all week long! I told you during cookies and cream week another themed week was coming up soon! ;)
Personally, I do not drink tea because I don`t really like the taste of it. I do love Lipton iced tea and Milk Tea with boba. I drink milk tea so often, I think it`s almost an addiction. Some months, it`s once a week AT LEAST. While other months, I go 2 weeks at a time without drinking milk tea boba, even though I`m always craving for some. But yeah, that`s all the tea I`ll drink.
However, I LOVEEE green tea flavored desserts and I have tried several dessert recipes using matcha powder--even though this stuff is EXPENSIVE. I have tried 2 different brands and they are both awesome.
If you`ve never heard of matcha/green tea powder before, it`s like cocoa powder, but green tea flavor instead. It`s not the same as the powder to make the tea (I believe). This is the one I`m currently using. I`m lucky enough to have Japanese supermarkets where I live, so I buy them there.
Back to this FABULOUS ice cream... IT`S DELICIOUS. Definitely one of my favorites homemade ice cream so far! It`s creamy and has that wonderful green tea flavor.
I followed the recipe exactly from Annie`s TOTALLY awesome blog: Annie Eats. The one problem I did encounter was when my green tea powder didn`t dissolve completely. I had to strain the cream mixture twice and threw out quite a bit of powder.
I think next time, I`m just going to add it into the cream mixture when it`s still on the stove.
But people, pleaseeeee try this green tea recipe if you love green tea ice cream, or green tea in general. YOU WILL LOVE IT. Everyone who tried it, absolutely loved it! Especially my roommates. :D
Green Tea Ice Cream
Yields ~1 quart
Total Time: ~30 minutes + at least 6hours chilling time
- 1 Medium saucepan
- fine mesh sieve
- 1 large bowl
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 Whisk
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