Matcha Ice Cream! and my weekend

Matcha ice cream and my weekend

I have spent a lovely weekend here in Shanghai. Despite the heat and 99% humidity I manage to work out, meet up with my friend Alex and Ambra on Saturday and run a super fun class on Sunday!

8 people participated and we made Tomato & Basil bread, Stuffed Mediterranean tomatoes and Peach Ice cream. I will share with you these recipes in the coming weeks 🙂

Here are some pictures!

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But today is time to make my beloved Green tea ice cream! I just love matcha powder and what better way to eat it if not in gelato!

Here is the recipe

Ingredients (makes 500 gr)

  • 2 cups milk (480ml)
  • 2 tbsp green tea powder (Matcha)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (240ml)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp sugar (120g)

In a sauce pan place the matcha powder

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then add add 1/4 cup of milk and whisk well (the powder may not dissolve completely). Than add the rest of milk (1 3/4 cups) and mix.

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Heat the milk mixture and 1/2 cup of heavy cream at medium heat, and cook until just before boiling.

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 In a medium bowl, place the rest of the heavy cream (1/2 cup), yolks, and sugar.

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Whisk well

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Add hot milk very slowly to the egg mixture. Put egg/milk mixture back to the pot and cook at medium heat stirring constantly until thick (to check the thickness, dip a wood spoon in the egg/milk mixture, and check and see if you can scrape a clear line on the back of the spoon with a finger).

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Transfer to a container and chill at least 3 hours in the refrigerator

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Follow the direction of your ice cream machine and mix.

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Serve it immediately or freeze.

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Loved it!

– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.