Monday, February 23, 2009

Green Tea Ice Cream

The weather was unbearably Hot and Humid lately that we stayed indoor most of the time. Hiding in the house with the air-con on most of the time. I made Green Tea Ice Cream and tried out my 1st attempt at making Sushi. Needless to say who were the happy ones in the family that weekend. My Piggies of course ! :))

I will post up the sushi pictures in my next post . I am no novice at making ice cream :P I love making ice cream thus I made this Green Tea flavoured ice cream for the Piggies as a dessert after feasting on homemade Sushi. We love anything Japanese so no problem with the green tea flavoured ice cream. If you are a green tea lover then you will most probably love this ice cream too.

For this ice cream you need to get the good green tea powder , preferably those from Japan . They are more fragrant and will make your green tea ice cream yummilicious, just the fragrance will be enough to make you yearn for another scoop !

The fragrance of the green tea powder
makes you yearn for another scoop :))

The hot and humid weather makes the ice cream
melts fast :(

Green Tea Ice Cream


1.5 cups milk
4 egg yolks
9 tbsp sugar
1.5 cups heavy cream
2.5 tbsp maccha green tea powder
6 tbsp hot water


Mix hot water and green tea powder together in a bowl and set aside. Lightly whisk egg yolks in a pan. Add sugar in the pan and mix well. Gradually add milk in the pan and mix well. Put the pan on low heat and heat the mixture, stirring constantly.

When the mixture is thickened, remove the pan from the heat. Soak the bottom of the pan in ice water and cool the mixture. Add green tea in the egg mixture and mix well, cooling in ice water. Add whipped heavy cream in the mixture and stir gently. Pour the mixture in an ice cream maker and freeze, following instructions of the ice cream maker. Or, pour the mixture in a container and freeze, stirring the ice cream a few times if not using an ice cream maker.

Enjoy :)



  1. I love ice-cream, but not green tea flavor. Don't know why. :(

  2. oh wow this sounds great! i love green tea ice cream, but to get it means a trip to the city. i'd love to try this at home. thanks!

  3. @ Little Inbox: Haha, at first I also don't know how to appreciate it till my Piggy Gal told me the goodness of it. I took it once and yearn for more afta that once! A lot of goodness in green tea though :)

    @ Raposa : You are welcome :)If you like the fragrance of green tea you will love it !

  4. I love green tea ice cream. I would like to try your recipe. May I know what kind of whipped heavy cream are you using? Do I need to whip the cream before mix into the egg yolks mixture?

  5. Hi Kitchen Corner,

    I used Anchor's UHT Whipping Cream and I whipped the heavy cream till it thickened but not stiff before adding into the egg mixture.

    Btw, you can add in another tbsp of sugar if you prefer it sweeter. I have reduced it to my taste :)

    Hope you will like it :)

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  7. I love this! Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Hayley,
    You are welcome and thanks for dropping by and your kind words :))

  9. I just bought a new ice cream maker and I scribbled down so many of your recipe! They look way too delicious. I really wanna try this the most cuz I love green tea! Wait till I get hold of this from Chinatown! Keep making ice cream. Doesn't matter winter is nearing!

  10. Hi, Thanks for the nice recipe. I would like to ask wheter if I use caster sugar for the ingredient instead of using sugar should I apply the same amount like what u've written there?

    and how many ml for 1.5 cups?


  11. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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  12. Matcha Green Tea can be used to make a dreamy ice cream. Just scald 1/2 cup of whole milk over low heat and stir in 1/3 cup of raw cane sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then remove the milk/sugar from the stove. In a bowl, whisk three egg yolks together and then slowly pour about 1/4 of the milk/sugar mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks while continuing to whisk. Put the remaining milk/sugar mixture back on the stove on low heat and add your egg yolk mixture into the pot slowly. Stir continuously and wait for the mixture to thicken a little.

    Then remove it from the heat and pour it back into your bowl. Mix 1 tablespoons Matcha powder and 1/8 cup water together to form a paste. Mix that with 1 cup heavy cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and add that Matcha mix to your milk/yolk mix. Whisk them together, and allow them to cool. Add this mixture to your ice cream maker and enjoy!


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