Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Matcha White Chocolate Ice Cream


simply divine and creamy, one scoop is never enough

My newest craze nowadays is making homemade ice-cream. I recently got my very belated Christmas present - an ice-cream maker, hence I have been churning up ice-creams. Not a lot, as the last time, I made a batch, it took a while to finish since I had a bad cough. It is my second time making this superb ice-cream - a mix of slightly bitter green tea with creamy decadent white chocolate. Only the best ingredients of course - organic green tea powder brought in from Tokyo (Splashie Boy's colleague got me a packet) and Valrhona Ivoire chocolate.

For the first batch, I had problems mixing my green tea paste inside, hence it became more white chocolate tasting. This time round, I spent a long time making sure the green tea paste blended in the mixture, by doing a few rounds of whisking. Most of my friends claim, it was still too sweet (we had a tasting session on Sunday, after a very full meal at Greenview) except one friend, who loves sweet stuff. Maybe the ice-cream was too melted the other day, as when I tried it straight from the freezer, it was not too sweet. I reckon the next time, I'll do away with the sugar portion.

One thing I notice about homemade ice-cream, the texture is incredible - super smooth and creamy with very little ice crystals. It melts faster though and can't keep forever since there are no chemicals within it. However, a one litre tub never lasts long in the freezer, especially with Splashie Boy who loves to indulge in a scoop once in a while.

If you wish to try your hand in making your own, refer to Kuidaore's incredible recipe
here. Just make sure you blend the green tea paste well.

9 comments:

Jason said...

Matcha with white chocolate! I can imagine it's a real good combination.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

It does look incredibly creamy! Yummy...love matcha! Good job. :-)

durianberry said...

omg homemade ice-cream! The flavour combo sounds fabulous. I tried making using hand-mixer, stirring it periodically but doesn't yield a smooth texture :( Where can I buy an ice-cream machine?

worldwindows said...

The link leads to a 1.5 lit Cuisinart ice-creamer machine costing GBP280. Works out to RM1800. I will stick with Baskin Robbins and Swensen's.

Jun said...

matcha + ice-cream. u just hit BOTH my Archilles heels. *grrr*

Paprika said...

happy 2 million hits! Sorry bit late eh. Been rather preoccupied. I'm going to ask hunky to get me an ice cream machine for house warming! :-)

boo_licious said...

jason - not so bitter the matcha taste in this version.

LL - hee hee, nice combo also since u love white choc.

durianberry - I got mine from Kenwood. Not as big as the commercial ones, as it makes only 1 litre, but decent enuf.

worldwindows - cheaper to buy from KL, as it is less than RM300.

jun - hmmm, now we know what yr weakness is, we shld wave ochacha in your face.

paprika - nah, no worries. I kinda forgot also as I was away and super busy with work.

Precious Pea said...

CONFIRMED YUMMY, RICH AND CREAMY!

boo_licious said...

LOL Precious Pea, glad you liked it.

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