Just want to remind you, please check the supplies section for the exact measurement. 😁
Here are what you'll need, the recipe requires 4 large egg yolks, since I only have small eggs in my house, I'll use 5 small eggs instead (2 small eggs = 1,5 large eggs).
You'll also need a whisk, a sieve, measuring spoons, measuring cups, an electric mixer and an ice cream maker. Trust me, those things are going to be very handy!
NOTE: The milk that you use has to be unsweetened. And we'll add the whipping cream in later, so just keep it chill in the fridge, you don't have to pour it out too soon.
NOTE: You can add as many sugar, matcha as you like. Anyway this amount works best for me so I highly reccomend this. 👌😉
First, separeate the egg yolks and egg whites. Put the egg yolks, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Let's beat 'em up! When the mixture has a pale-yellow color, and the texture is creamy and thick, stop beating. You can use an electric mixer to speed up the process.
I forgot I have the electric mixer so I beaten the eggs by whisking and it gave me an arm workout lol. Don't make that mistake like me haha. 😂
Get the sauce pan on the stove, pour all the milk in, turn the stove to low heat until the milk starts bubbling at the edge and you see some smoke coming out, turn off the stove.
Slowly pour the warm milk to the egg mixture. You have to be careful, pour a little bit and whisk it and slowly pour another bit in and whisk. It will help avoid the cooked egg clumps.
Pour it into the sauce pan again through a sieve to eliminate any clumps, for the smooth-texture ice cream. ^^
You'll boil it in low heat while continue whisking it until it thickens, turn off the stove. It will look kinda thick and to make sure, please continue reading the next note >
NOTE:You'll know when the mixture is ready by dipping a spoon in it, lift it up and if the mixture has covered the spoon, run a finger in the middle and see it creates a clean spot(like the pictures)
In this time always keep an eye on the mixture, you don't want the egg to be overcooked. I think it took about 1 minute, but after every 30sec you should check to see if it's in the right consistency.
Now let's get our matcha powder, pour in some hot water to help dissolve the matcha powder and whisk it up! Add more water if it's too thick. It should look liquid-y but also still be opaque.
And then, pour the matcha to your egg-milk mixture in the sauce pan, whisk it to combine.
At this time you can taste and add more sugar or more matcha as you like, make the mixture a little bit sweeter than you like, just a little bit because when it's frozen,it'll have a bit lighter taste
Remember the whipping cream that I told you to leave in the fridge before? Yeah now it's the time you take it out. Cool whipping cream will be whipped easier.
Whip it on medium or high speed until it becomes thicker, you can see the swirl appear, turn the electric mixer to low speed and continue whipping until it forms into hard peaks.
If you're not sure about my guide for whipping cream, you can search on Youtube or Google to see how it's done properly.😛 I think it's easier to watch than to read and imagine haha 😂
Now pour the green mixture into the whipped cream bowl through the sieve (for the smooth ice cream😋). And mix them in together.
Nice and combined. Pour them into a container and leave it in the freezer for 2-3 hours and follow your ice cream maker instruction, make the ice cream.
When it's done, you can eat it right away, that is the moment your ice cream has the best taste. Or you can pour it in the container and leave it in the freezer for a little bit colder. 😁
Remember to smooth out the surface.
IF you don't have the ice cream maker, you can leave the ice cream in the freezer overnight to be completely harden, and you're gonna use a fork or a spoon to scratch it up to get rid of ice crystals
Also that will make the air get into your ice cream for a fluffy texture. Do that work several times until you're satisfied with the texture. Yeah I did that, it took a lot of time and strength lol 😂
"Several times" means leave it 2-3 or 3-4 hours or when it's kinda harden again in the freezer and you'll take them out and scratch them up, mix them.
I've read somewhere said that instead of scratching them, you can use the electric mixer to mix them as well. I wonder if that's gonna work? 🤔😮
You can pair it with some panna cotta. And seriously that was the best thing I've ever made until now 😂😆😆 I can't stop eating it!
So if you gonna try that technique or simply just try this recipe, please send the photos of the result to me if you like, I'm really really really looking forward to see that 😁😁☺️❤️
And your ice cream is done! Phew, I'm glad you made it here. 👏😆👍 Enjoy your ice cream and good luck!
- 40gr matcha (green tea powder) (about 3-4 tbsp)
- 250ml unsweetened milk (about 1 cup + 1tbsp)
- 350ml whipping cream (35-40% fat)(about 1 1/2 cup)
- 4 large egg yolks
- 80gr sugar (about 5 1/2 tbsp)
- A small pinch of salt (about 1/8 tsp)
- A whisk
- A spoon
- A sieve
- A spatula
- A sauce pan
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Some large mixing bowl
- An electric mixer
- An ice cream maker