You could say I am obsessed with Green Tea. I adore it. You bet that if something is offered in a green tea flavor, I am all about it.

Some of my favorite green tea things: Starbucks frappuccino, bubble tea, mochi, good ole hot green tea, iced green tea and of course… ice cream.

I remember the first time I had Green Tea ice cream.

I was at a local Japanese restaurant and it was fantastic.

There is something so refreshing about the taste and I know that I feel better about eating ice cream or drinking a 400 calorie beverage when it’s green.

Maybe now I can justify drinking Shamrock milkshakes from McDonald’s. Just kidding…

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
Yield: 1 quart

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons green tea powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream, milk and salt to a bare simmer.
  2. Whisk in the green tea powder until dissolved.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.
  4. Whisk 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs, then slowly pour the eggs into the saucepan, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens to a custard (it will be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon).
  6. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and strain the custard into a medium bowl set over a bowl of ice water.
  7. Stir the custard until it is cold.
  8. Process the custard in an ice cream maker until thick, then transfer to an airtight container and freeze until hardened, approximately 8 hours.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 252 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 170mg Sodium: 112mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Protein: 7g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.