Summer is still far away but that does not mean we cannot eat some ice cream here and there, right?! I own an ice cream maker for some time now – which means it’s quite obvious that we always have some ice cream in our freezer… and constantly eat ice cream. No matter how the weather is outside ;) Today I made some delicious Matcha Ice Cream – really good! Maybe not a flavor for everybody but definitely a favorite in our house since the first time I made it ;)
If you are only into vanilla ice cream you probably do not need an ice cream maker at home. Really – that would be a waste of money. Unless you have the best vanilla ice cream recipe that can only be made at home. Then go for it ;) These (not so) little machines are more for people that want to create and experiment with flavors and ingredients. If you have a machine at home it is easy to create ice cream flavors you can’t get at the supermarket in your neighborhood. Matcha ice cream is something I haven’t seen in stores so far… so making it at home is basically the only way to enjoy this green delight ;P
I enjoyed matcha ice cream for the first time in Singapore and fell in love with that flavor immediately! I tried to find it here in Berlin but besides some small ice cream parlors, not a single store is selling it – not a popular flavor I guess. Well… we have matcha powder at home all the time, so making some ice cream with it was quite obvious at some point ;)
If you never had matcha ice cream you will either love it right away or hate it forever. I think there is not much in between ;) The flavor is very special and some people just can’t stand it. I like the flavor but when it gets too strong I also have a problem with it – so finding the right dosage is key. Matcha can taste bitter if you use too much – so when making ice with this recipe here I recommend to adapt the amount of matcha to your liking. The amount of matcha in the recipe is quite a lot – you can start with half of the amount if you are not sure how much you can handle ;) If you use less matcha the green color will be not as strong, of course – but that is something you can easily correct with some food color… if you want a vibrant green ;)
In case you are looking for more ice cream recipes – take a look at my ice cream and ice popsicle section https://baketotheroots.de/category/_ice/ on the blog – there you will find many different recipes – made with or without ice cream maker. You do not always need one of these big boys ;)
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
13.5 fl. oz. (400ml) milk (min. 3.5% fat)
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
pinch of salt
3 medium egg yolks
2-3 tsp. matcha powder
400ml Milch (3,5% Fettanteil)
1/2 TL Vanille Extrakt
3 Eigelb (M)
2-3 TL Matcha Pulver
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Add the cooled mixture to the bowl of your ice cream maker and let the machine do its job for about 45-60 minutes. Transfer the ice cream to a container and place in the freezer for at least one more hour before serving.
2. Die abgekühlte Mischung in die Eismaschine füllen und die Maschine für etwa 45-60 Minuten laufen lassen. Das fertige Matcha-Eis dann in einen Container füllen und noch einmal mindestens 1 Stunde ins Gefrierfach stellen vor dem Servieren.
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Go Green! Eat Matcha Ice Cream! It’s delicious!
Keywords: matcha, ice cream