Japanese Icecream!

Sorry for the lack of updates! I have a couple of cake orders to fulfil.. So here’s a quick one! I made 2 flavours of ice cream!

Green Tea Icecream with red bean paste and glutinous rice balls.

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Green Tea Icecream Recipe (From here!)
2 cups whole milk
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sugar (i only used half cup)
2 heaping tbsp matcha (i used WAYYYY more! 2 is definitely not enough)
1/8 tsp vanilla extract (i didnt use any)
1 egg yolk (optional)

Whisk over heat in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved! Cool and churn in your icecream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have an icecream maker, freeze in a cold metal container and mix every hour for about 4 to 5 hours or until you get your desired icecream consistency!

What i did to get a creamier ice cream texture (also stated on the website) was to add an egg yolk or two. I used one! Just tamper the egg yolk with the hot mixture (you don’t want scrambled eggs!) then pour it back into the saucepan and continue heating until it gets thicker before continuing with the rest of the steps!

This green tea ice cream can be accompanied with red bean paste and glutinous rice balls. I used the same recipe for the red bean paste. But blended the skin of the red beans this time. Or you could just buy the pre packed ones!

For the glutinous rice balls, simply use glutinous rice flour, add water and knead until you get a smooth dough which does not stick to your hands. Shape into round balls and cook in boiling water. They are cook when they float! Soak in cold water to stop them from cooking.

Next up is Black Sesame Icecream!

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Black Sesame Icecream Recipe (I just changed the recipe from the green tea one!)
2 cups whole milk
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sugar (i used half cup)
1/3 cup black sesame paste (thereabouts. not sure how much i used exactly. feel free to use tons more!)
1 egg yolk (optional)

Same goes for this! Heat whole milk and whipping cream in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar. Tamper the whisked egg yolk with the hot mixture then pour it back into the saucepan to continue cooking. You don’t want scrambled eggs.. Whisk until it thickens slightly! Remove from heat and add in black sesame paste, mix well.

I bought the roasted black sesame seeds, ground them in the processor, added a little water and heated it until i got the paste btw! Be sure to cool the mixture before putting it into the icecream maker, following manufacturer’s instructions! And again.. If you don’t have an icecream maker, freeze in a cold metal container and mix every hour for about 4 to 5 hours or until you get your desired icecream consistency!

These japanese icecreams are a big hit in the family. My aunt prefers the green tea icecream over the black sesame. And my dad remains a big black sesame icecream fan. He always orders the black sesame icecream over the green tea icecream everytime we go to a japanese restaurant! Heh. Others are pretty much okay with both. These recipes are staying! 😉

Off to bake my orders. Till next time!

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14 thoughts on “Japanese Icecream!

  1. i have to say that i’d be partial to the green tea version, but both are so unique and interesting! you just don’t see ice cream with those flavors (and colors) very often–very innovative of you!

    • hello grace! really? maybe not where you come from!
      here in singapore, its actually very common of these flavours.
      especially in japanese restaurants.
      you can even find weird mushroom flavoured icecream here.
      thank you anyway 😉 you should give this a try!

    • hello there lynn.
      i’m not sure because it was a birthday gift.
      but i think its from mayer.
      i saw it the other day at plaza singapura!
      they had a catalogue of the attachments 🙂

    • Hehe I know what you mean! Always dump in 7326284 times more matcha powder/black sesame than the recipe calls for 😉

  2. Hi Felicia,

    Chanced upon your recipe and I have to say your green tea ice cream looks wonderful.

    Just wondering, what brand matcha and where do you get it from?

    I’ve tried using green tea powder from phoon huat but it doesnt turn out quite like your ice cream color(it looked artificial).

    • hi bernice. thanks!
      you’re right about phoon huat’s green tea powder.
      I HATE IT. lol. it’s very very artificial.
      i get mine from Isetan.
      it looks like this!

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