Monday, 20 August 2012

August 20, 2012 - Fresh green tea-coconut ice cream


My buddy and neighbour has an ice cream maker. We'd been planning this for a while but finally got around to it this passed weekend. My favourite ice cream flavour has got to be green tea. It's so cool, refreshing, and delicate. The flavours are subtle but have a lingering finish. The perfect finale to a great sushi dinner.

I had it in my head that green tea ice cream would be great if infused with the flavour of coconut. We made a custard with egg yolks, milk, golden sugar, a couple drops of coconut extract and matcha powder that had been diluted in a little warm water. In a separate bowl, we whisked a bit of air into whipping cream and then mixed in the green tea-coconut custard. The whole mixture then went into the ice cream maker which chilled and churned in for about an hour until it was the consistency of "soft serve" (a very soft ice cream product served in many fast food burger chains across North America). All it took was a few hours in the freezer and then we had two pints of perfect, fresh, homemade ice cream. 

This was such a fantastic summer treat. I'm already buzzing with ideas for other kinds of ice cream we can make. So stay tuned for that!

Be happy and stay fed,

B

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