What is Green Tea Ice Cream?
Green tea ice cream is a frozen Japanese dessert. The ice cream is light green in color and has a smooth and hard texture that melts easily and still soft enough to scoop with a spoon. The ice cream is sweet with a green and almost floral flavor. The primary ingredients are cream, sugar and green tea.
What does Green Tea Ice Cream Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Cream is the fat derived from milk. Other milking animals can produce cream, but it is most commonly obtained from cows. The cream can vary from an off white to a pale golden color. The texture is smooth and can be thick, like a high fat yogurt, or thin, as is often seen in store bought cartons of whipping cream. The flavor is delicate, milky and buttery. Cream is used in a huge variety of food items and dishes, from baked goods, to curries, as glaze for scones, or a flavoring for tea and coffee.
...Skimmed milk, also called skim milk is when all of the cream has been removed from the milk. The cream contains the fat from which butter is made and which gives milk an extra rich flavor. Skim milk can have no more than 0.2% fat. The milk is white and a little thinner than whole milk. The flavor is mild, creamy and a bit blander than milks that contain more fat.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Egg yolks are the small round and bright golden colored center of the egg. Some yolks may be a paler yellow, while others are almost orange, this has to to do with the diet of the hen who laid the egg. The egg yolk is surrounded by the egg white and holds its shape until punctured. The yolk is viscous and runny with a shiny quality. Once cooked the sheen disappears. Egg yolks taste somewhat sulfurous and mild.
...Green tea is made from the same plant as black tea. However, the leaves for green tea are dried and unlike black tea leaves, they do no undergo the multiple steps of withering and oxidizing that black tea requires. The leaves are small and when dried are a muted green color. They produce a tea that is a pale green, or yellow. The flavor varies greatly depending on how the tea was processed and flavored, whether pan-roasted, or scented with jasmine. A basic green tea has flavors that generally include fruity, floral, earthy and vegetal, and bitter. Green tea can be served hot or cold.