So, this being my first “proper” post for the year, I had wanted to come up with something really clever, something witty, something that would make y’all wanna read my blog five times a day for the rest of this nice long year.
But I didn’t come up with anything.
I poked around in my head and it seems that whilst cleaning out the nether regions of this thing they call my “brain”, whilst trying to catalogue my achievements in 2009, I also accidentally cleaned out the Creative Department, an archive of the randomness that occasionally makes its way through my head, managed by a miniature gerbil called Ted.
So Ted has been accidentally made redundant, and I have nothing clever to say, dagnamit, so while I hire a replacement, let’s just talk about green tea ice cream.
To say that I have a mild obsession with all things green tea is a slight understatement. I love it, I adore it, I want to marry it and I am certain that at some stage, on my deathbed, I will be witnessed clinging lifelessly to a last gasping taste of green tea cupcake/ice cream/frappacino in shameless abandonment because (a) there is little dignity in death and (b) umm… yeh.
Given that green tea and ice cream, separately, are two of my most favourite epicurean indulgences, the fact that they somehow met, fell in love and went forth to produce an offspring called green tea ice cream really made my life that much better to live.
And even better still, because yes, there is something better than green tea ice cream, I. KNOW. HOW. TO. MAKE. GREEN. TEA. ICE. CREAM.
So it may not be the most “proper” recipe, I don’t use an ice cream maker and heck it only has 4 easy steps but still, I MADE GREEN TEA ICE CREAM.
And it worked.
I think I have to marry myself.
pps. the terms matcha and green tea are commonly used in reference to each other. I prefer saying “green tea”, but you can say “matcha” ~ in essence matcha is a type of finely powdered green tea. Same same.
|green tea (matcha) ice cream|
|300mL pure fresh cream
100mL condensed milk
20 grams matcha powder (or as much or as little as you would like)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Note: it was suggested to me after I made this that another option is to boil the cream with the matcha powder, let cool and then whisk until soft peaks form.
|Makes 1 litre.|