Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Looking for an easy Green Tea Ice Cream recipe? Learn how to make Green Tea Ice Cream using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by courtney_macbeth

Makes 4 servings



Green tea is made from steamed and dried tea leaves that, unlike the leaves for black tea, have not been fermented. Its delicate flavor translates to a light, refreshing ice cream. After a day or two, the acids that occur naturally in the tea become more pronounced, so it is best to eat the ice cream soon after making it. Though convenient, tea bags do not make the best tea, as the leaves are not able to circulate. For better flavor, seek out high-quality loose tea sold in tea shops or specialty-food stores. Avoid common commercial brands, which are made from blends of inferior bits of leaves.

Recipe Ingredients for Green Tea Ice Cream

2 1/2 cups skim milk
6 green tea bags
1/2 cup cream
5 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbs. honey

Recipe Directions for Green Tea Ice Cream

  1. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk until bubbles form around the edges of the pan, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the loose tea or submerge the tea bags in the hot milk. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

  2. Strain the milk through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or remove the tea bags from the milk, gently squeezing them to extract their liquid. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine the tea-infused milk and 1 cup of the cream. Cook over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges of the pan, about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup cream. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture until smooth. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and add the honey. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon and keeping the custard at a low simmer, until it is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon and leaves a clear trail when a finger is drawn through it, 4 to 6 minutes. Do not allow the custard to boil. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.

  4. Place the bowl in a larger bowl partially filled with ice water, stirring occasionally until cool. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly on the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.

  5. Transfer the custard to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days, before serving. Makes about 1 quart.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 239.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
332
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
271mg
90%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
322mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
59.8g
20%
Sugars
58.9g
Protein
8.8g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 23% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
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