matcha

Matcha (green tea) ice cream (no ice cream maker) and matcha panna cotta

I decided to make matcha/green tea ice cream for my friends this week. My ice cream maker was hopeless so I decided to go semi low-tech, I used my hand mixer instead.

Since I had whipped cream over which I didn’t want to waste I also made a matcha/green tea panna cotta.

Original receipe from Nami

Ingredients for the ice cream:

1 cup of milk

1 cup of heavy cream

3 tbs of green tea powder (I love strong green tea flavor, if you prefer a creamier flavor, add 2tbs of green tea powder instead)

1/2 cup of sugar

Directions:

1. Freeze a (preferably stainless steel bowl) for at least 12 hours.

2. Add milk, cream, sugar and green tea powder in a sauce pan. Whisk it while it’s heating up. It shall become hot but do not bring to boil.

3. Pour the green tea mixture into another bowl and let it cool down. When it has cooled down pour it into the “pre-frozen” bowl and leave it in the freezer for roughly 45 min. When the mixture has started to freeze, mix it with a hand-held mixer or a whisk (-if you need some exercise, use a whisk :P) vigorously to beat up all frozen bits and pieces, then put it back in the freezer.

4. Repeat the mixing procedure for 3-4 times every 30-40 min.

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