Extract Matcha

Extract Matcha
How would I make green tea ice cream using the extract rather than matcha powder?

I was looking for matcha powder for half the day but was unable to locate a vendor. I was told however, by an ice cream business owner, that you can use the extract rather than the powder. However, the place is closed right now and I have been unable to find a single recipe online that uses the extract…instead of the powder. Any help, other than telling me to get the powder, would be much appreciated. : )

Green Tea Ice Cream (serves 4-6)XXXXXXX


* 1 cup full cream milk
* 2 tblsp Japanese Green Tea leaves or 8 Green Tea teabags
* 1/4 cup caster sugar
* 4 egg yolks
* 1 cup cream
* 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
* 1-2 drops green food colouring


Firstly, place the milk and sugar in a saucepan and bring ingredients to near boiling point. Stir continuously while adding the green tea leaves to the saucepan.

Allow the mixture to cool. preferably overnight in a refrigerator, but for a minimum of 2-3 hours at least. This cooling off period allows the green tea to impart flavour into the mixture.

Once cooled, remove from refrigerator and strain through a very fine sieve to separate the leaves.

Meanwhile, prepare the four egg yolks by whisking them in a separate bowl. Re-heat the flavored milk and pour over the freshly whisked yolks. Gently mix the ingredients together before returning the mix to the saucepan. Once again, stir well to prevent the mixture from boiling.

With gentle heating the ingredients will form a smooth custard. Once the custard coats the back of the spoon, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool.

Once cooled, combine the cream, lime-juice and food colouring to the mixture and stir well. Transfer the mix to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on churning.

If you do not have an ice cream maker, then freeze the mixture in a small plastic container until it is slightly firm, remove and whisk well.

Replace the mix back into the freezer and repeat the whisking process after 3 hours. Return the mix to the freezer for the final time, and freeze until ready to serve.
Green Tea Doughnuts


* 7/8 c. cake mix or pancake mix
* 1 egg
* 2 tbs. milk
* 1 tbs. powdered green tea
* Sugar or cinnamon sugar
* Oil


Begin by heating the oil in a deep fat fryer to about 375 degrees. While the oil heats, melt some butter in a seperate saucepan.

Meanwhile, make a green tea mixture by adding the tea powder into a cup of water.

Follow the packet guidelines for the pancake mix, then add the egg, milk, butter and green tea and whisk until smooth.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out small circles and roll into balls. Fry the dough balls for 2-3 minutes in the deep fat fryer, or until golden brown.

Remove excess oil by draining on paper towels, then sprinkle with ordinary sugar or cinnamon.


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