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.