Last week, with a delicious recipe for mint marinated shrimp, I introduced you to the new show One World Kitchen and one of its hosts, Vijaya. The show highlights the diversity of Canadian cuisine by focusing on five global cuisines – Indian, Italian, Argentinian, Thai and Japanese. Now that we’ve covered Indian food, we’re talking about one of my all time favourites, Japanese cuisine. The episodes that focus on Japanese cuisine are hosted by Hana Etsuko Dethlefsen, born and raised in Canada to a Japanese mother and German father. Lucky for you, I’m sharing her recipe for green tea ice cream.
I love the way Hana talks about the variety of textures in Japanese cuisine, as it’s one of my favourite things about it. I’ve been a huge fan of Japanese cuisine for years and probably visit my local Japanese spot in Toronto about once a week. The episode “Burst of Japanese Flavours” was one of my favourites from Gusto TV’s new series as it features Hana making delicious, casual Japanese food like savoury pancakes, gyozas and of course, this green tea ice cream. The show is lively and upbeat and I’ve never seen food look so good – I especially love the slow-motion shots of foods cooking.
Once I finished the episode, it was tough to decide what recipe I wanted to try out because everything looked so good. However, it is June so ice cream seemed like the perfect recipe. After watching the episode (catch episodes weekdays on Gusto TV at 8:00pm and 8:30pm ET), I can’t wait to try out all of Hana’s recipes – she makes intimidating Japanese dishes completely approachable!
Irresistibly rich and creamy, this vibrant green tea ice cream is made with Matcha, which is a powdered Japanese tea (can be found in some grocery stores and most health food stores). With slight bitter notes, this ice cream is an authentic Japanese desert.
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