← Back to Search Results
Japanese
Green Tea Ice Cream

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Green tea ice cream, called maccha ice cream in Japan, takes its name from the expensive green tea powder used in traditional tea ceremonies. But I find that bags of green tea from a large commercial producer also give you an enormous green tea flavor—if you use enough tea bags. In fact, the following recipe makes the best green tea ice cream I’ve ever tasted.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 green tea bags (see Note)

Directions

1. Combine the half-and-half and the heavy cream in a medium saucepan and bring just to a simmer over medium-high heat, taking care to prevent the liquids from boiling over.

2. Turn off the heat and immediately add the sugar and salt, stirring briefly to dissolve. Stir in the vanilla and the tea bags and let the mixture cool to room temperature, occasionally stirring and gently pressing on the tea bags to help extract their flavors. When cooled, store the mixture (including the tea bags), tightly covered, in the refrigerator overnight.

3. The following day, pass the mixture through a sieve set over a bowl, gently pushing on the tea bags to release their liquid. Tear open one of the spent tea bags; remove ¼ teaspoon of loose tea leaves, and stir them into the ice cream base. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Notes

You need to start this the day before.

The tea I used to make this recipe was Celestial Seasonings green tea, available in most supermarkets.


© 2005 David Rosengarten
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

279kcal (14%)
73mg (3%)
28g
0g
18g (28%)
0g
11g (56%)
5g
1g
63mg (21%)
25g
2g
8mg
102mg
181mcg RAE (6%)
1mg (1%)
83mg (8%)
0mg (0%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Discover Related Recipes

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

martin-yans-china Martin Yan's China
by Martin Yan
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
the-provence-cookbook The Provence Cookbook
by Patricia Wells
the-splendid-tables-how-to-eat-weekends The Splendid Table's How to...
by Sally Swift, Lynne Rosetto Kasper
daves-dinners-a-fresh-approach-to-home-cooked-meals Dave's Dinners: A Fresh App...
by Dave Lieberman
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
david-burkes-new-american-classics David Burke's New American ...
by David Burke, Judith Choate
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?