Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Healthy Refreshing Summer Treat

Mmmm, doesn't this look good and refreshing? And since I'm all about easy, this recipe hits the mark with me.

No-Churn Green Tea Ice Cream

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp green tea powder
3 drops green food coloring
1 cup whipping cream
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp sugar

Bring sugar and water to a boil to form a syrup. In a bowl, mix the tea powder into the syrup. Beat thoroughly to dissolve, then let cool. Cover bowl and freeze for 3 hours or until completely frozen.

Remove from freezer and beat mixture to break it up. Return to the freezer until frozen again. Remove and beat mixture again. Put it back in the freezer until it becomes like the texture of sherbet. Add whipped cream to bowl and mix well.

Add food color. Freeze for an hour. Beat egg whites until stiff, then add in two tablespoons sugar. Beat well. Combine with frozen tea mixture, and then return the whole thing to the freezer until time to serve. Garnish with fresh mint sprig or fruit slice.


Debbie said...

Looks great but it sounds a little complicated. I can just see me trying to beat a big old frozen chunk!

Regina said...

Oh, it looks absolutely yummy, Angie! What a pretty color!

Barb said...

That would go beautifully with star fruit - the two delicate flavours together.

Jessica Nelson said...

Yum, homemade icecream! Got a recipe for chocolate?

Kathryn Magendie said...

Wow! Angie is using Green Tea! *laughing* ...a beautiful color to that ice cream ....

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Debbie, but working with the hammer is good agression release therapy. :)

Red Bird, I'm thinking it'd look even better with some crushed green/white peppermints or even Red Hots on top.

Ooo, good idea, Barb!

Baskin Robin's, Jessica? (Maybe I'll try the recipe with powdered chocolate and see if it works.)

Kat, never fear, I'm still the same ol' bad eater. :)

Karen Harrington said...

That looks like it would be very refreshing. Mmmmm.

Cicily Janus said...

GREAT Blog. And yummy too. From one foodie to another, will relish reading this. Could you do this with a melon? Canary melons?
I cook for my retreats, and this would be a nice addition.


Carol Murdock said...

Well, just when I think I've heard it all,
here comes Angie with Green Tea Ice Cream!!
It really does look good but since I don't like tea,I don't think this would be my cup either! HA! :)
Have a great day Sweetie!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Scobber, would go great with some crispy, chocolaty minty cookies too, I bet. :)

So glad you came by, Cicily! I bet the melon ice cream would be good and go well with a scoop of the green. I'll be by your place pronto.

Hey, Carol. I bet you could whip up some great coffee ice cream. Yum! You have a great day yourself.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big green tea fan, but I work with a lady who would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing and I'll pass this on to her...she'll be thrilled.

Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

I'm home from work with the sorest of throats today . . . do you deliver???

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh, wow. That looks awesome. Thanks for the recipe!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Good, Ang. Pass 'er on!

Liz...pint or quart? :) (Feel better quick!)

You're welcome, B.J.

Melissa Amateis said...


Shammickite said...

I don't think I have ever seen green tea powder in our local supermarkets... maybe it's something succinctly Amurrican? And I think I'd need the advantage of an electric mixer thingy to beat this frozen stuff, I only have a hand mixer.... but it sure sounds like i might like it!!! Anything home made tempts me to try it.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa, good way to put it. :)

Shammickite, look at your local health food store!

Penny said...

Oh, cool! One of our nearby sushi places has this, but it's nice to have a homemade version!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Looks great! How long can you keep it in the freezer? Does it keep as well as store bought ice cream?

Lynnette Labelle

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lois Lane II, let us know how it goes if you try it at home, k?

You'll need an air tight container, Lynette. And it probably won't keep as long b/c there's not as much cream, no churning/blending, and whatever preservatives & additives manufactured ice cream comes with.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, this sounds super refreshing! I love homemade ice-cream!

Deb Shucka said...

What a great sounding summer treat. It might be fun to substitute different flavors for the green tea powder (like chocolate). :)

Anonymous said...

Way too healthy for me. Give me the old fashioned milky way homemade.

Amie said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

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