Add green tea, a classic Japanese flavor for sweets, to desserts, ice cream, and drinks.
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup cream
- Mix the matcha powder with the sugar and the salt in a heat-proof two cup container.
- Pour in the boiling water, stirring until the matcha and sugar is completely dissolved. Mix the cornstarch and remaining water together to make a smooth slurry.
- In a small saucepan, over low heat, warm the cream with the green tea mixture until tiny bubbles appear at the edge of the pan. Add the vanilla and the cornstarch mixture and whisk continuously until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Cool completely. Refrigerate.
Yield: 1 cup
I used matcha powder from a Japanese specialty store. The brand is Maeda-en.