The quintessential matcha green tea powder ice cream recipe. Dreamy.
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup raw evaporated cane sugar
- Pinch sea salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons sifted Zen Green Tea Matcha powder blended with 1/8 cup water to form a smooth paste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Scald milk mixture over low heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar, then remove from the heat. In a small mixing bowl whisk the three egg yolks lightly.
Slowly pour 1/4 of hot milk into egg yolks, whisking as you go to temper them, then add the yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until it thickens a bit. Remove from heat and pour back into mixing bowl.
Combine the matcha paste, cream and vanilla and add to the milk mixture. Whisk to blend and cool, then cover tightly and chill thoroughly. Follow the directions for your own ice cream maker.
“I was very disappointed when I had to give up ice cream to achieve my weight loss goal! However, when I told my nutritionist and personal trainer about this recipe I found, they researched the health benefits of matcha and said it was ok for me to have it as my weekly reward! I fell in love with this recipe and was so happy that I was achieving my weight loss weekly goals and still had the chance to reward myself at the end with my now favourite dessert!” – Kim Simpson