Green Tea Ice Cream to Beat the Summer Heat

With high temperatures sweeping the United States and the vacation season upon us, it might just be time to have a tasty, cold treat. What better way to do that than by incorporating healthy green tea? Organicauthority.com recently posted a wonderful recipe for Green Tea ice cream. The recipe doesn't require an ice cream maker and offers a creative twist on traditional ice cream. All you need is a freezer and the ability to stir. Why don't you give it a try?

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Ingredients to serve 4-6

  • 4 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Making the ice cream

  • combine the matcha with 4 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl and mix well
  • in another bowl, whip together the egg yolks and remaining sugar.
  • heat the milk in a saucepan but do not let it boil. Remove it from heat and add several spoonfuls of milk to the matcha mixture. Mix well into a green paste and add the paste back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk, stirring well.
  • Add the egg mixture to the saucepan. Heat until it coats the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil. Remove and let it cool completely.
  • Whip the cream and add to the green tea mixture.
  • Put it into the freezer. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 2 hours and then move it to the freezer. As it freezes, break up the ice crystals by stirring the mixture every 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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