Friday, August 27, 2010

Matcha Ice Cream

With my balance whipping cream from making Strawberry Mirror Cake, I made ice cream as I've promised my children I'll make them some when they recover from their cough.  And with an expiring matcha (green tea powder) in my fridge, I went to my Favourites and found over 7 matcha ice cream recipes.  Among the several recipes, most call for 1 portion cream and 1 portion milk.  I decided on Grace's recipe as the ratio is 2:1, and that's exactly what I wanted, to quickly finish up the whipping cream!

Feedbacks from testers were it was way too creamy to their liking and matcha flavour was too mild, could have added more matcha.  Oh well, it is never easy to please everyone when it comes to food as taste is very much acquired.  Nevermind, I have more matcha on the way from MO (he's my regular matcha supplier :P) and with so many recipes on hand, I can always try out all the recipes ;-)

PS: My apologies for the poor quality picture as this is the only photograph left in my SD card.


Matcha Ice Cream
(adapted from The Perfect Scoop, recipe seen here)
Ingredients
250ml whole milk
100g sugar
Pinch of salt
500ml heavy cream
4 teaspoons matcha
6 large egg yolks

Method
  1. Warm the milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Pour the cream into a large bowl and whisk in the green tea powder. Set a mesh strainer on top.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.
  4. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan. 
  5. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.
  6. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream, then whisk it vigorously until custard is frothy to dissolve the green tea powder. Stir until cool over an ice bath.
  7. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    * I do not own an ice cream maker so I freeze it in the stainless steel mixing bowl, sealed with cling wrap.  After 3 - 4 hours, remove from freezer and beat once with electric mixer.  Return to freezer for another 3- 4 hours, beat again.  Pour into ice cream tub and freeze overnight.

20 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

i saw many ice cream posting recently making me so tempting to make but too bad no space in the freezer :(. I like creamy matcha ice cream, looks so yummy!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

This looks so good! My monkeys would love this- my mom has my childhood ice-cream maker at her house and they made some there a few times-

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Blessed Homemaker,
Glad you try out this recipe. As my experiment, my matcha flavor is quite strong. May I know if you are using the same matcha powder as mine? If you are using the mild one may be you can add more in your ice cream next round. Thanks for testifying the recipe. Cheers :)

MaryMoh said...

Oh dear....drooling over this one! I love it. Now is the time to enjoy some ice cream while the weather is still a little warm.

busygran said...

Your ice-cream looks good, but I'm not a matcha person. I'll probably use chempadak or mango.

Cooking Gallery said...

I love matcha ice cream!! I almost cannot get matcha ice-cream here in Germany and restaurants that do serve this ice cream have very high expectation for the price!

Blessed Homemaker said...

Jess,
Me too! I always have to clear out my freezer to make space for homemade ice creams.

Ren,
Cool, your childhood ice cream maker! So your kids can enjoy them now ;-)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Grace,
I'm not using the same brand, but it is also quite strong. Maybe my family members love matcha so they prefer something stronger? Hahaha!

Blessed Homemaker said...

MaryMoh,
Don't drool, make some now ;-)

Blessed Homemaker said...

busygran,
I love chempadak, I think it'll be flavourful in ice cream.

Anncoo said...

I love matcha so this is in my to do list.

kwpang said...

it looks really yummy, i really want to try out one day.

Ean said...

What is heavy cream? can i easily get it? or to replace with whipping cream?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Anncoo,
Can't wait to see your matcha ice cream. You make very nice ice creams!

Blessed Homemaker said...

kwpang,
Thanks for visiting!

Blessed Homemaker said...

Ean,
I used dairy whipping cream.

Ean said...

Hi, i made this last week, the milk taste is very thick.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Ean,
You've been warned ;-)

Next time I'm going to try the ratio of 1:1.

Ean said...

Hi I don't understand ?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Ean,
I mentioned in my blog that a few testers commented that this recipe is very creamy/milky as usage cream and milk is 2:1. So if I were to make this again, I'll use 1:1 ratio.