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Matcha Green Tea Ice-Cream (Instant Mix)

Matcha Green Tea Ice-Cream (Instant Mix)
Cold Storage, S$4.60
(Japanese Food Section)                                                        

 I was hooked to anything edible that has Green Tea Matcha added to it these days. The green tea matcha has a unique and rich flavour that is soothing and cooling on the tongue. It seems to neturalise anything that is too sweet or heaty. Moreover, it is overflowing with so many health benefits: an anti-oxidant which could also help in lowering blood pressure. When it comes to green tea ice-cream, you know it wouldn’t be too sinful to indulge in it.

There are times which I just want to buy myself a scoop of healthy-flavoured ice-cream to perk my spirits up but was dissapointed when I realise I had to burn a whole in my pocket before I taste it. A scoop of ice-cream costs at least S$3.00 these days! Can’t afford? Why not try making it at home? Life isn’t exactly fair because the machine use to churn out ice-cream probably costs a hundred bucks. What’s more, do I have to purchase an ice-cream maker just to enjoy a scoop of ice-cream? Sounds ridiculous but fret not, I’ve found an inexpensive way to churn out not just one but several scoops of Green Tea ice-cream with only S$4.60!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serving : 5 – 6 scoops
Ingredients :

– 1 packet of Green Tea Ice-cream powder mix
– 200 ml of Soya Milk / Fresh Milk

Directions
1. Empty the contents of the ice-cream powder mix into a big mixing bowl.
2. Add 200 ml of Soya milk or fresh milk. Stir and mix well with a whisk.
3. Leave it in the freezer for about 3 hours before serving.

Voila!

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At first, I was pretty doubtful about the product. How it is possible to attain that creamy texture without using an ice-cream maker? I was studying its ingredient list of the ice-cream powder mix but I’m still left with a trail of question marks popping out of my head.

Here’s the product label:

Green Tea Ice Cream Mix 50/65g
MAIN INGREDIENTS : Granulated Sugar, Powdered Oil, Dextrin, Glucose, Fructose, Powdered Starch Syrup, Trehalose, Green Tea, Salt, Emulsifier, Carrageenan, Flavor
INGREDIENTS ON THE PACKAGE : English and Japanese
DIRECTION ON THE PACKAGE : English and Japanese
Made in Nara, Japan
Comments :
Matcha tea fast becoming popular around the world primarily for its health benefits as an antioxidant. It is far more effective than regular green tea as you consume the entire tea leaf which is grounded up. Matcha is now commonly found in sweets, pastries, chocolates and in drinks such as lattes, shakes and even some liqueurs. 

I didn’t have a whisk lying around in my kitchen. So I just use a spoon to whisk  the mixture manually. That actually get my biceps pumping and working!

Check this out! It does produce a nice, even and creamy consistency. Almost like…real green tea ice-cream!

Visit this website for more information about this product.
Yoshikawa Japan

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