Monday, October 8, 2012

Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream

This is my first time making ice cream with an ice cream maker...yea , I finally managed to get the Kenwood model IM280 from Station 18 Jusco.  I understand that this model is discontinued.....I guess it is true for I got this for only RM269 :)  I have asked friends who have this model at home and have tested it and they told me that iit is time and energy. I went ahead and bought it....and tested it out myself and finds that really save time and energy.    The ice cream turned out to be much smoother in texture.  Mmmm... definitely a good buy and worth waiting for it.  And the size of the freezer bowl fitted nicely in my freezer. I don't need to remove the freezer shelf :)   It's first maiden usage was to make my favourite green tea ice cream.!

I have manually made green tea ice cream using egg yolks and love it ! But wanting a healthier version this time, I decided to use Sonia's recipe which was adapted from Nami of Just One Cookbook which doesn't use egg yolks.  It turned out creamier and smoother. It tasted 90% like the green tea ice cream that I used to buy from the shop in Jusco selling green tea ice cream...the one that pipe out from the machine .  This is another wonderful green tea ice cream recipe! A keeper for sure :)  More ice cream for me and Wild Boar...Homemade ones are healthier...we get to control the sugar and cream :p  Yoghurt and fresh fruits are ideal for me and WB !

I found a space for the freezer bowl.  Use a plastic bag to
cover the bowl while freezing it in the freezer compartment
to avoid contamination.  I removed the plastic bag to show
how nicely it fitted into the space :p

first time using the ice cream maker so I was not too sure
what consistency it should be, I took the 
ice cream mixture out after 25 mins of churning,
the ice cream was not really set yet but thickened when I scooped it into
my ice cream tupper, I was scared that it will burn the motor :p  

Green Tea ( Matcha ) Ice Cream - adapted from Sonia & Just OneCookbook


1 cup whipping cream
1 cup low fat milk 
3tbsp natural green tea powder (matcha powder)
½ cup sugar
A pinch of salt


1. Freeze ice cream bowl for 24 hours.
2. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan, cook till sugar dissolved.
3. When the mixture is cooled down, refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled.
4. Churn for 20-25 minutes in ice cream maker, according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer into a container and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.

Enjoy !

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  1. I had to use a cloth to cover my KA ice cream bowl while it churns because the hot air melts the top part of the ice cream, hehehehe.
    Good thing ur maker comes with a cover.
    My maker is 5mm too tall for my freezer shelves, that makes me super lazy to make ice cream beause I have to remove one whole shelf to make way for it.

  2. So, I can come over to enjoy some green tea ice cream instead of getting it from the shop a Jusco!

  3. Wendy...yea, kenwood comes with the cover and the freezer bowl is 7.5 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide so it can go into the freezer without having to remove the shelf :)

    Mr.Pineapple...I love refreshing :)

    Cheah....yea you are welcome :)

  4. I really want some ice cream now :) I have too many kitchen gadgets already. Some collecting dust hah! hah!

  5. Making this immediately!Couldn’t restrain myself. Wow I am speechless!

  6. Elin, you just made my favorite ice cream. So next time I come Ipoh, I will tell you one week in advance and you should know why, right?

  7. I love ice cream with green tea flavour. Looking forward to see more new ice cream posting from you :)

  8. Ahhh...finally, you made good use of the machine. The ice-cream looks good!