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SuchTaste Feb 10, 2013 04:02 PM

Can someone point me to a great recipe please? I've searched online and found mixed-review recipes, but before picking one (arbitrarily), I'd love your suggestions.

I have green tea powder, eggs, cream, sugar (or agave nectar), vanilla bean pods, and a brand-spankin'-new ice cream machine, first try. I'll get whatever else is needed. Just need a solid recipe. Thank you!

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    sedimental Feb 10, 2013 07:56 PM

    I use a regular recipe for vanilla ice cream and use vanilla beans and matcha powder. I don't recall any other ingredient in it.
    I am low carb and really like to use coconut milk in my ice cream. Coconut milk green tea ice cream is really good.

    1. ipsedixit Feb 10, 2013 08:01 PM

      Use a basic vanilla ice cream recipe and just at Matcha powder.

      I would recommend doing a Philly style vanilla ice cream, as I find the custard base with all those yolks tend to mask the subtlety of the green tea.

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        rtms Feb 10, 2013 09:17 PM

        actually I just take good vanilla ice cream and add matcha powder.... ~ mmmmmatchafrappacino. addictive

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          kerlin4321 Jun 4, 2013 05:16 AM

          Use a cornstarch base (Jen's --using cream cheese and corn syrup-- and Mark Bittman's are good and easy to find online). Figure 2 teaspoons of Matcha powder to 2-1/2 cups of milk/cream. I also sometimes substitute some of the cream and sugar with sweetened condensed milk to lighten it up. Either way check the sweetness; I like mine not too sweet. Make sure to add after cooking, when the mixture has cooled somewhat. Ginger ice cream is also delicious, just sub the finely mashed ginger for the Matcha, but use sparingly since ginger is intense .

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