vibrant green tea ice cream
If there is one thing I've learnt from living in the UK is that one should never take the sun for granted. Before moving away from home, I never understood the fascination and genuine love most people have for the sun. However after experiencing months of dreary weather and continuous rain, I began appreciating how wonderful this huge ball of light in the sky really is. When the sun shines, BBQs are aplenty, gorgeous daisies pop up everywhere, Frisbee throwing become a national sport, and sun-bathing becomes a must!
It's quite a contrast to what it's like here in Malaysia. Summer is something we experience through out the year. You'll never find Malaysians basking in the sun instead it is the norm to hide under the shade and continuously moan and groan about how hot it is. It's definitely a case of 'the grass is greener on the other side'.
ice cream is happiness condensed - Jessi Lane Adams
It seems that the summer has finally arrived in the UK, just in time for the Olympics as well! I'm hoping this lush weather will last for a while as I've got my holidays booked for a trip back to the UK in just 3 weeks. Plus I'll be seeing Gavin after 6 long months! Yayyyy!
So to celebrate the summer here is the simplest ice-cream recipe you'll find anywhere. One that doesn't require the purchase of an ice cream maker! To make this version of Green Tea Ice Cream all that you need to do is to buy a tub of vanilla ice cream, leave it out to soften, mix in green tea paste, freeze and voila! Green tea ice-cream to wow your guests. (or for you to secretly binge on!)
melted ice cream + green tea paste ; mix and freezer, and you're all set!
Joking aside, it really is a simple but effective method of making green tea ice-cream and indulging in it especially if this is something not available to your local area! Green tea ice cream is usually served with sweetened red beans, or azuki beans as it more commonly known as.