|Green tea ice-cream cake|
NadineTylor in her book, "Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life" states that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years. Today, scientific research in both Asia & the West is providing hard evidence for the health benefits associated with drinking green tea. University of Purdue researches recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There are many other uses and health benefits of green tea.
Amazing thing which i want to share now is, Japanese created a new ice cream flavor and simply called it "Green Tea Ice-Cream or matcha aisu kurima." The name matcha comes from a specific type of green tea used in Japanese tea ceremony. It is a very fine powder similar in consistency to talc and is made from dried, de-stemmed, de-veined, stone-ground green tea leaves.
To make Green Tea Ice-Cream Cake you will need three/quarter cup milk, 2 egg yolk, five tbsp sugar, three/ quarter cup heavy cream, one tbsp matcha (green tea powder) and three tbsp hot water. Mix hot water and green tea powder together in a bowl and set aside. Lightly whisk egg yolk in a pan. Add sugar in a pan and mix it well. Gradually add milk & mix again. Put the pan on low heat and stir constantly. When the mixture is thickened, remove the pan from heat. Soak the bottom of the pan in ice water & cool the mixture. Add green tea in the egg mixture & stir gently. Pour the mixture in a container & freeze, stirring the ice-cream a few minutes. You can serve it to 4-6 persons.
Today Green Tea Ice-Cream is extremely popular in Japan and in some other parts of East Asia. All most all the manufacturers produce sa version of it. Green Tea Ice-Cream is also sold in monaka form.