He Green Tea It is a variety of tea as popular as it is consumed in the world. It consists of a natural drink that is obtained from the cooking of the leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis , but that unlike other varieties of tea has had minimal oxidation during processing. In fact, as it happens with black tea, the Green Tea It has not been fermented since its leaves are picked fresh, to be then subjected to a roasting process, pressed, rolled, crushed and dried.
In the case of green tea is a variety of tea whose drink is ancient, whose benefits were known many centuries ago. In fact, in the year 1211 the Buddhist monk Eisei wrote that "tea possesses an extraordinary power to prolong life", and he did so in his book Maintain health by drinking tea , whose title in definitive is not but an example of which at those moments already knew his properties and more important qualities.
Among these benefits we can mention above all its great antioxidant power to be rich in polyphenols (especially catechins), which help in reducing the negative action of free radicals. It is a useful drink for prevent arteriosclerosis Y reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases , being very appropriate at the time of lower high levels of fats in the blood (both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides).
Although the ideal option to enjoy the qualities of green tea is in the form of an infusion, as it is a hot drink it is possible that its consumption does not appeal as much on hot days as for example it can be during the summer. In those moments when we want to drink green tea but do not want a hot drink, do you know that it is possible to make a wonderful green tea ice cream ? We explain the ingredients and the steps you need.
In fact, for its elaboration we will use the wonderful and exquisite Matcha tea , for being one of the softest and used in the preparation of desserts.
Recipe for making green tea ice cream
Ingredients that you need
- 1/2 liter of milk cream
- 1/2 liter of whole milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons of Matcha tea
- 130 grams of whole cane brown sugar
Steps to prepare green tea ice cream
Put a saucepan to heat over low heat and heat the milk a little together with the Matcha green tea until it reaches the boiling point. When it begins to boil, turn off the heat, set it aside and let it rest for 8 minutes, stirring the mixture well from time to time so that the milk acquires all the flavors that it provides and provides the tea.
Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks from the egg white. In a bowl or saucepan suitable for heating in a bain-marie mix the egg yolks with sugar, beating well until a smooth cream is obtained. Now incorporate the milk.
Put everything to heat in a bain-marie, over low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. When the mixture begins to thicken, continue stirring a few more minutes.
After these minutes remove from heat and let cool. It is time to add the cream, mixing well. Now put the mixture in a metal container, and introduce it in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.
After this time, remove the ice cream from the container and beat it until it is creamy. Enter in the freezer and after a few hours repeat the process until you reach the third whipping, when you will cover the ice cream with cooking film and finally book in the freezer until consumption. Ready!.