Häagen-Dazs Japan Yuzu Green Tea Float — How To Make The Super Easy Matcha Summer Dessert Drink

Recipe takes you from plain green tea ice cream to fancy, photogenic matcha candy in just minutes.

Before we go any further, let’s make one thing clear: you give us a ball of matcha ice cream, and we will be happy. At Soranews24, we don’t hide our love of green tea, our love of desserts and, above all, our love of green tea desserts.

And yet sometimes when we go to our local convenience store for a dessert run, Häagen-Dazs Green Tea Ice Cream can feel just a little disappointing. Häagen-Dazs has somehow imposed this on itself, since while the American ice cream brand with a European-sounding name makes excellent green tea ice cream, it has also spoiled us with all kinds of luxury green tea desserts such as Matcha Crumble, Japanese Azuki Kuromitsu and Matcha Crème Brûlée. These tend to only be available for a limited time, so when the only variety of Häagen-Dazs matcha in stock is regular green tea ice cream, we’re still happy, just not as happy as we are. could be.

So when Häagen-Dazs Japan recently published a recipe for turning an ordinary cup of green tea ice cream into a whimsical and photogenic dessert drink on their website, they caught our attention, and the Yuzu Green Tea Float had a place on our sweets consumption calendar.

Let’s start with a look at the ingredients. The Häagen-Dazs recipe is sized to make two glasseseither to share with a friend or to have a glass for each of your hands.

Ingredients
● Green tea leaves (5 grams [0.2 ounces] or 1 tea bag)
Water (130 milliliters [4.4 ounces])
Yuzucha (60 grams [2.1 ounces])
Ice
● Sparkling water
● Häagen-Dazs green tea ice cream (2 mini cups)

A quick note: although cha is the Japanese word for “tea”, yuzucha is not tea. Instead, it’s a paste made from yuzu (a kind of citrus fruit) and honey, which is then dissolved in water to form a tea-like drink. You can find yuzucha for sale in Japanese supermarkets, and often Korean ones too.

Step 1: Using the water, infuse the green tea. Using a tea bag or tea leaves is fine, but if you are using loose leaves you will also need a strainer as we don’t want any leaves going into the tea float Yuzu green.

2nd step: Once the green tea has cooled, take an empty glass and add the yuzucha (30 grams for a glass).

Step 3: Add a layer of ice cream on top of the yuzucha.

Step 4: Pour green tea (65 milliliters for each glass).

Step 5: Add soda water until you get the level of carbonation you prefer.

Step 6: Add a scoop of green tea ice cream on top, and you are ready t-

Whoops. Our first try wasn’t great, as the ice cream scoop started melting before we even had time to take a picture.

Luckily, as mentioned above, Häagen-Dazs’ recipe calls for enough ingredients to make two glasses, so we can try again right away. For our second attempt, we made two adjustments. First, instead of scooping the ice cream straight from the container into the cup, we first scooped it from a tray and stuck it in the freezer for extra hardness, and to save time on the collect at room temperature.

Thanks to these two changes, our second Yuzu Green Tea Float…

…was a thing of beautyand remained so long enough for us to record photographic evidence.

Our taste tester, Aoi Kuroneko, was a little skeptical about combining the rich flavor of green tea ice cream with the sharp citrus of yuzu, but found the resulting combination both pleasantly sweet and refreshing with citrus fruits. Add to the tantalizing aroma of yuzu and matcha wafting with the burst of each bubble of sparkling water and the beautiful color of the drink, and Aoi has nothing to complain about.

It’s worth pointing out that even though the recipe is from Häagen-Dazs, it should theoretically work with any brand of green tea ice cream. So the next time your local store doesn’t have fancy matcha ice cream (say, if you don’t live in Japan), but does at least have green tea ice cream, keep this recipe. in mind. Your taste buds will thank you and you might sleep better too.

Source: Häagen-Dazs
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