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Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe – Japanese Cooking 101

Matcha is a finely ground powder of shade-grown green tea leaves. Matcha tea has been part of the Japanese culture for many years. Matcha is rich in antioxidants and a known metabolism booster. From being a simple tea, which is an integral part of Japanese ceremonies, matcha tea is now a popular ingredient used in many desserts all over the world. Among these desserts, matcha or green tea ice cream is the most popular. From soft-serve to hard ice cream, everyone wants to get a taste of this sweet and mildly bitter-tasting, refreshing dessert. With this recipe, you can easily make your own green tea ice cream at home. Rich and creamy with a refreshing aroma of green tea, this ice cream is a perfect dessert after the good meal.

Ingredients:

This recipe takes about 7 hours to make. Serves 4 to 6.

• 2 cups of milk
• 2 tbsp green tea powder (matcha)
• 1 cup of heavy cream
• 6 egg yolks
• 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions:

Put green tea powder in a small bowl.
Pour 1/4 cup of milk into the bowl.
Whisk well to dissolve the green tea powder and until the mixture becomes a thick paste.
Pour rest of the milk into a saucepan and add the green tea paste.
Whisk until well combined.
Pour in half of the heavy cream and whisk well.
Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly.
Just before the mixture comes up to a boil, turn the heat off.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended.
Pour in the remaining heavy cream and whisk well.
Gradually pour in a ladle of the hot green tea mixture while whisking constantly.
Pour the egg and cream mixture gradually into the saucepan while whisking constantly.
Return the saucepan back to the stove.
Simmer over medium heat while stirring constantly using a wooden spoon.
When the mixture has thickened, turn the heat off.
Transfer the bowl to a large bowl with iced water to cool the mixture.
Once the green tea mixture has cooled completely, transfer to a container and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Pour the chilled green tea mixture into the tub of the ice cream maker and process in the ice cream maker for about 15 to 20 minutes.
At this point, the consistency of the mixture is soft-serve ice cream.
If you want the traditional hard ice cream, transfer the mixture to a container and freeze at least 3 hours before serving.

Ideas And Tips:

If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can still make hard ice cream in two ways. First is through the freeze and stir method. Pour the cooled green tea mixture in a shallow baking pan and freeze it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the pan from the freezer and stir the mixture using a whisk. You need to repeat this process 4 to 6 times to get hard ice cream. Second is through the plastic bag method. Put the cooled green tea mixture in a plastic bag and make sure it is completely sealed. Get a bigger plastic bag and fill it with ice and 4 tablespoons of ice cream salt or regular salt. Put the bag of the green tea mixture into the bag of ice. Seal and shake vigorously until the green tea mixture becomes thick. Transfer to a sealed container and freeze until it becomes hard ice cream.

Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe - Japanese Cooking 101
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Matcha Mille Crepes Cake

A crepe is a kind of thin pastry usually made from wheat or buckwheat flour. It is a known French treat but has evolved and well-loved all over the world. Crepe cakes seem to be becoming very popular these days. They are made with layers of crepes with pastry cream in between.

Crepe cakes sold in coffee shops or cake shops can be pricey but with this recipe, you can make and enjoy a matcha mille crepe cake at home. This cake is light and moist and will surely satisfy every sweet tooth’s craving.

Ingredients:

For Matcha Crepes:

• 60 grams of all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp matcha powder
• 2 tbsp granulated sugar
• 100 milliliters of milk
• 1 egg
• 1 tbsp melted butter

Matcha Cream:

• 200 grams of whipping cream
• 3 tbsp sugar
• 3 tsp matcha powder

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make. The cake needs to set in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Serves 1 5-inch cake.

To make the crepe, start by sifting flour and matcha powder into a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar and mix.
Whisk together milk, egg, and butter in a separate bowl.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then whisk until smooth.
Heat a small frying pan over medium-low heat, then brush with oil or butter.
Ladle crepe mixture into the pan.
Quickly but, gently swirl the pan around to spread the crepe batter.
Cook for 30 seconds then flip the crepe.
Cook the other side for another 30 seconds.
Repeat this process for the rest of the crepe batter.
You should make 20 crepes.
Place a mixing bowl on top of a larger bowl filled with ice cubes.
Pour whipping cream into the bowl.
Using a hand mixer, start beating on low speed until bubbles appear.
Gradually add sugar while beating on medium speed until soft peaks are formed.
Add matcha powder and continue beating until stiff peaks are formed.
To make the crepes uniform in sizes, use a 5″ cake pan as a guide.
Place the cake pan on top of the crepe and run a knife around the edges.
Start assembling the cake by spreading matcha spread on top of the crepe.
Put another crepe on top and spread matcha cream.
Repeat this process with the rest of the crepes finishing with the last piece of crepe on top.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours to let the layers set.
Before serving the cake, dust it with matcha powder.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can also use this recipe to make other crepe cake flavors. You can use cocoa powder to substitute for matcha powder. You can also create a plain crepe, then flavor the cream with fruit jams.

Matcha Mille Crepes Cake
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How To Make Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino At Home

Frappuccino is a brand of beverage trademarked by the Starbucks Corporation. It is made out of coffee or other ingredients like fruits. These ingredients are blended with ice and topped off with whipped cream. The term frappuccino comes from two words: “frappe” which is a New England term for a milkshake with ice cream, and cappuccino which is an espresso coffee with frothed milk. There are various flavors of frappuccino available in Starbucks.

This recipe shows how to make a homemade frappuccino that is very similar to Starbucks’ matcha blend.

Ingredients:

• Half a cup of ice cubes
• 1 cup of cold whole milk
• 3 tbsp of organic cane sugar
• 3 tsp of matcha powder
• 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
• Whipped cream

Instructions:

This recipe takes 5 minutes to make. Serves 1 Grande size cup.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender except for the whipped cream.
Blend until smooth and well incorporated.
Pour into a glass or jar.
Add whipped cream on top.
Sprinkle matcha powder on top of the whipped cream.
Add a straw and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• Instead of whole milk, you can also use soy or almond milk.

• You can use this recipe for other flavors of frappuccino. Instead of matcha, you can substitute with fruits like banana, peach, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, kiwi, and watermelon.

How To Make Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino At Home
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