I recently acquired this new kitchen gadget – an ice cream maker. I know what you must be thinking. It’s the end of summer. But you can have ice cream at any time of the year right? I don’t know why it took me so long to buy one but I finally did it. I spent all summer pawning over pages of ice cream inspiration on Pinterest. I have ice cream envy every time I see photos of this black sesame soft serve. If anyone knows of a place that serves this in London, please feel free to share it’s location.
How delicious does this ice cream look?
I wouldn’t say no to a cone of this one.
Yes to this brownie alternative.
Linda’s treats always delight.
I‘m partial to matcha drinks, so my first batch of home made ice-cream was this simple matcha flavoured one. It’s incredibly easy to make and requires little ingredients. The dark mood portrayed in the photos is an apt depiction of what the day was like in London when I took them. It was one of those dreary days where the sun hid behind an unending canvas of grey clouds all day. A reminder that the cold weather is imminent. A bowl of this matcha ice cream and my mood was instantly lifted.
On another note, thank you to everyone who entered the recent competition to win a copy of The Modern Preserver cookbook. Sadly, there could only be one winner. Congratulations to Kimberly. I you like, you can still grab a copy of this book here.
1 cup full cream milk
1 cup double cream
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp matcha powder
Place the milk, cream, salt and sugar in a pan, whisk and heat through on low-medium heat. Do not boil the mixture. Then whisk in the matcha powder until fully dissolved and there are no more lumps. Once the mixture is hot to the touch, turn off the heat and pour into a bowl. Allow to cool completely before covering with cling film and placing it in the fridge for 2 hours to chill . To quicken the cooling process before placing it in the fridge, place the mixture in a bowl over another bowl of ice.
Once the mixture is chilled, place the mixture in the ice cream maker and churn it according to the instructions. I churned mine for 25 mins.