|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||34%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This sweet green tea sauce is good for garnishing over vanilla ice cream, sweets, desserts, and in drinks.
This recipe uses matcha, which literally means “powdered tea”. When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves.
Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand-selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder
"I love adding tea to desserts, and this green tea sauce would really amp-up vanilla ice cream or a sweet lemon cake. It's simple to make and you may even have all the ingredients in your house. I loved that you can adjust the sugar level to fit your needs and make it your own.” —Tracy Wilk
1 tablespoons matcha tea
4 to 6 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup boiling water
3/4 cup heavy cream
Gather the ingredients.
Mix the matcha with the sugar and the salt in a heat-proof, two-cup container.
Pour in the boiling water, stirring until the matcha, sugar, and salt are completely dissolved.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, warm the cream with the green tea mixture until tiny bubbles appear at the edge of the pan.
Remove from heat. Cool completely and refrigerate.