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No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream

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Simply Nigella

Published by Flatiron Books

This image courtesy of David Loftus

No-churn matcha ice cream I love matcha ice cream, and this version gives me particular pleasure. Yes, it's ridiculously easy to make, which is gratifying, but more glorious - and important - is the perfect balance between the sophisticated bitterness of the matcha powder and the uncompromisingly childish sweetness of the condensed milk. You would never imagine such an uncouth ingredient could be a factor in the exquisite outcome here. I first made this during the photo shoot for this book, as a spontaneously on-the-spot recipe, simply because I had the matcha still out on the counter from the making of the Matcha Cake and I have to say it has emerged as one of my absolute favorite recipes. Should you ever be making the Molten Chocolate Babycakes from How To Be A Domestic Goddess, I urge you to serve this alongside.

MAKE AHEAD NOTE

The ice cream can be made and frozen up to 1 week ahead.

STORE NOTE

Leftover ice cream should be returned to freezer as quickly as possible, and is best eaten within 1 month.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecreamy, rich, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, ice cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 x 14-ounce can (2/3 cup) condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons Izu Matcha green tea powder
  • 2 x 1-pint empty ice cream or airtight containers (or 1 x 1- quart tub or airtight container)

Instructions

  1. Whisk the cream to soft peaks, then whisk in the condensed milk.

  2. Then whisk in the green tea powder until you have a whipped green cream.

  3. Decant into your airtight container or containers and freeze overnight.

  4. Take the ice cream out of the freezer to soften for 10 minutes before serving.

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I'm familiar with matcha tea, but I never knew you could make matcha ice cream. I don't know if I would be a fan of the flavor, but I would definitely be willing to give it a shot! The green color is so pretty.

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