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Tue, Mar. 30th, 2010, 12:19 pm
We are now talking about ice cream for some reason. PART 2

So a little while ago relee got me going on ice cream, and made me wonder if there was such a thing as green tea ice cream. Spoiler: there is! I actually found out that it's a Hågåån-DååZ variety, surprisingly. So, what the hell, usually I don't like them that much, but I decided to give it a go. It was much like I expected! It could have easily been better, and I think a green tea gelato would be more successful, but it is what it is.

Ooh. Chai tea ice cream. Not as in "with a splash of" or "containing delicate hints of", I mean outright chai tea ice cream. It has to exist because it is perfect. If it doesn't, I may have to actually get into making ice cream just to solve the problem.


EDIT: did a quick google search on the subject and apparently, it's one of the types that people do, in fact, like to make at home. It's also sold commercially, too, and a few regional coffee shops are also selling it, along with like raspberry mocha ice cream and stuff. This is why we're fat, guys. XD

Tue, Mar. 30th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)

Hell yes, green tea ice cream. I love that stuff. Also, chai ice cream sounds good, I'll have to look for that. ♥

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
masstreble: hip California lady

Troll the local cafes in your area: where you're at, you're bound to find some eventually. If I lived in Anchorage, I would do the same thing, but it feels weird to drive for an hour just to sneak around cafe-- WAIT KOLADI BROTHERS! I'm in there all the time, because it's connected to the used bookstore! I'll check to see if they've gotten into the frozen sugar-bomb market yet.

However, aside from that one intersection of Tim Horton-style cafe that has started selling frozen products, chai tea ice cream seems to be a fringe thing right now. It's why it's such a popular homebrew item.

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)

I am not a great fan of milk and tea together, which is why I'm not that into green tea ice cream.

I've tried making ice cream before. The results were depressing - some sort of sad flavored arctic tundra-like affair which was questioning its existence the whole time.

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)

It's a weird process. Sometimes it totally works, and it just magically becomes ice cream, but otherwise it just fails completely. I mean, there are little things that go wrong, like a vein of salt getting in, but otherwise it's like alchemy or something.

Anyhow, that's why I think green tea gelato might be even better for general appeal, and it wouldn't have any milk. Just icy, smooth green tea with plenty of sugar. I suppose green tea and cream might be a sub-variety, though.

Unfortunately, gelato just can't really overcome the popularity of ice cream, even though it is actually quite different. There's only a few big makers of it in the United States, I think there's a small shop that does NOTHING but make hundreds of hundred of gallons of it just for New York restaurants. Their shop is on the list of places to visit before I die.

And somebody told me that I don't have enough interests!

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)

This makes me want to get one of those ice cream balls: http://icecreamrevolution.com/

It takes all the hard stuff out of ice cream making really. And it sounds fun XD

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)

Very novel. Apparently, you're not supposed to kick or throw it, which is understandable yet confounding, and with all the ice and measuring and rock salt, it isn't actually something that's the best to do when you're out and about.

Interesting how if you feed google "ice cream", "ice cream maker" is like the third thing down. DIY HELL YEAH!