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Mint Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special equipment needed:
- Ice cream maker
- Fine mesh strainer

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a medium saucepan, heat the heavy cream, whole milk, and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they are light and frothy. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly.

3. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

4. Remove from heat and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl.

5. Add the matcha green tea powder, chopped mint leaves, and vanilla extract to the mixture and whisk until well combined.

6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

7. Once chilled, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.

8. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until firm.

- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Chilling time: 2 hours or overnight
- Freezing time: 4 hours
- Heat cream mixture over medium heat
- Cook egg mixture over low heat
- Chill in the refrigerator
Serving size:
- Makes about 1 quart of ice cream
- Serving size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Protein: 3g
- Sugar: 20g
- Sodium: 40mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Heavy cream can be substituted with coconut cream or almond milk creamer for a dairy-free version.
- Whole milk can be substituted with any non-dairy milk.
- Granulated sugar can be substituted with honey or maple syrup.
- Matcha green tea powder can be substituted with regular green tea leaves or powder.
- Fresh mint leaves can be substituted with peppermint extract.

- Add chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips to the ice cream mixture before churning.
- Use different types of tea, such as Earl Grey or jasmine, for a different flavor profile.
- Add chopped nuts or fruit to the ice cream mixture before churning.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to strain the mixture to remove any lumps or bits of mint leaves.
- Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight, to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
- Churn the ice cream according to the manufacturer's instructions to achieve the best texture.
- Freeze the ice cream for at least 4 hours, or until firm, before serving.

Storage instructions:
- Store the ice cream in a freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Keep in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:
- Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a bowl or cone with a sprig of fresh mint on top.
- Drizzle with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.

- Fresh mint leaves
- Chopped nuts
- Chocolate shavings

- Serve with a cup of hot green tea or iced tea.

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Shortbread cookies

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the ice cream mixture is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.
- If the ice cream is too soft, freeze for a longer period of time.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the egg mixture over low heat to avoid curdling.
- Store the ice cream in a freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid to prevent freezer burn.

Food history:
- Green tea ice cream originated in Japan and is a popular dessert in Japanese cuisine.

Flavor profiles:
- The ice cream has a creamy texture with a subtle mint flavor and a strong green tea taste.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a refreshing dessert after a meal or as a midday snack.

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Taste: Refreshing, Minty, Sweet, Creamy, Tea, Tea-Flavored