Monday, September 10, 2012

Green Tea Ice Cream

I did a really bad thing this weekend.  While we were eating breakfast, I just innocently suggested to Austin that we go to the Humane Society and look at the puppies.  Of course they were adorable as all puppies are.  They gave us those puppy dog eyes and licked our fingers through the cage.

We did manage to convince ourselves to wait until the timing makes more sense.  Or at least until the leash we ordered online gets here!
So after we left the Humane Society, we went for a hike.  A few hundred feet in, I told Austin, "this would be way more fun if we had a puppy with us right now."  Same with our run this morning and watching the Broncos game last night.
Life would just be more fun with a puppy.

Sharing ice cream with a puppy would be a blast!  (I know, I know - you're not supposed to feed dogs ice cream, don't worry.)

Oh, one more thing.  I've developed an unhealthy addiction to the Dog Whisperer.
Recipe from here
2 Tbsp. green tea
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. boiling water
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 vanilla bean
2 egg yolks
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. heavy cream

1.  Soak green tea in boiling water with 1 Tbsp. sugar for 10-12 minutes.

2.  Scrape seeds out of vanilla bean.  Add seeds and pod to milk in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil then pour over tea and let stand for 5-6 minutes.

3.  Beat egg yolks with 1/4 c. sugar.  Strain milk mixture into egg yolks.  Transfer to a medium saucepan.  While stirring continuously, gently heat until thickened.  Cool.

4.  Whip cream until stiff peaks form.  Fold into tea mixture.

5.  Transfer to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's directions.

6.  Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.


  1. I'm right there with ya - I'd love to have a cute cuddly puppy to snuggle up with and share green tea ice cream with! I adore green tea ice cream and only recently began making ice cream homemade, so I am very excited to find your recipe!

    1. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one, Julia! Please let me know what you think when you try out the ice cream.

      p.s. you have a beautiful blog!

  2. This sounds so delicate and refreshing - but - I need to get an ice cream maker. Any recommendations?

    1. I use the kitchenaid ice cream maker that attaches to your stand mixer, if you have a kitchenaid, I recommend it - it works well and means you don't have to get a whole new appliance. But that's the only one that I have any firsthand experience with - so unfortunately I'm no expert on the subject :)


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