Green Tea Ice Cream With Matcha Sauce

"Green tea ice cream is often served as a dessert in Japanese restaurants. Green tea ice cream is called maccha ice cream in Japan. Maccha is tea powder used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Posted for ZWT II '06"
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  • Ice Cream

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • 12 cup water, hot
  • Sauce

  • 4 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water, hot
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • For the ice cream:

  • Lightly whisk egg yolks in a pan.
  • Add milk and sugar in the pan and mix well.
  • Put the pan on low heat and heat the mixture, stirring constantly.
  • When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat.
  • Soak the bottom of the pan in ice water and cool the mixture.
  • Mix hot water and green tea powder together.
  • Add the green tea in the egg mixture and mix well, cooling in ice water.
  • Add heavy cream in the mixture and mix well.
  • Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker, following instructions of the ice cream maker.
  • For the Sauce:

  • Mix sugar and maccha green tea powder in a bowl.
  • Add hot water in the bowl and stir well.
  • Add heavy cream and until well combined.
  • Serve over ice cream.
  • Store in refridgerator.

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  1. Made this for our 4th of July crowd as was looking for a more adult treat and I'd brought some Matcha home from a vacation in Japan so thought it was a good opportunity to try it out. I was a little more work than some recipes I have but oh so much fun. Loved the bright green color that my Matcha gave it. I had a really high grade matcha so think I could have used a little less of the powder, or maybe added a little more sugar, but it was very good. Loved the sauce, I whipped it slightly to give it a little more body and it was perfect. I had taken a photo but in my computer challenged status deleted it instead of loading - sigh!! But just know it was really pretty too.



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