So, you know what I said when the opportunity arose to receive a sample of Mocafe's Matcha Green Tea and to create a recipe-- "yes please"! And then, as soon as I hit send on my "oh so very sure of myself... yes, please" email, well, I immediately thought-- "Oh no, what have I gone and gotten myself into".
Do you ever find yourself volunteering for things you have no business being involved in? Do you ever wait until the last possible second after having volunteered yourself, hoping that the pressure of deadlines will fuel creativity? Do you ever get cold sweats in hot kitchens in the middle of summer? Do you wanna see what I came up with and what I'm pleased to announce may actually have ya saying "mo' please"?
Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream in an Asian Pastry Bowl
2 cups vanilla ice cream
3 tablespoons Matcha Green Tea powder
4 sheets of Asian pastry sheets
two tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoon granulated sugar
For White Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea Sauce
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons Matcha Green Tea powder
1 teaspoon coconut or vegetable oil
6 tablespoons heated cream
For ice cream
In blender pulse vanilla ice cream and Matcha Green Tea powder on high until thoroughly mixed. Immediately place in a freezer proof container and freeze one hour or until needed.
For Asian Pastry Bowl
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside. Carefully separate pastry sheets. Working with one at a time spread a small amount of butter on sheet and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place another sheet on top and spread with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Repeat until all sheets have been layered. Invert a small to medium oven proof bowl onto a cookie sheet. Place layered pastry sheet over the bowl and arrange the sides so that they have a nicely fluted form. Bake for about 3 to 5 minutes checking frequently. Remove when golden brown.
For White Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea sauce
Place white chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave on medium for one minute and then remove and stir until heat is distributed. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Stir in Matcha Green Tea powder. Heat cream in a small microwave proof bowl or cup. Slowly stir cream into chocolate and green tea mixture until desired consistency is reached.
Place Asian Pastry Bowl on serving dish and fill with hardened Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream. Drizzle with sauce as desired. Lay bamboo chopsticks across bowl as they go with the theme, although are not the best utensil for eating ice cream... but boy do they go with the theme. Enjoy.
I hope you'll love the pairing of white chocolate and cinnamon with Matcha Green Tea ice cream as much as we do. And, I hope you'll bravely volunteer for new challenges and tell me all about them when you do. And also, I hope Uncle Bobo's, our sweet little neighborhood spot for latte's and such, sees this and calls me 'cause, you know, they wanna know where my ridiculously easy little recipe and I have been all their lives, or something, right?
This post is part of a promotional campaign for Mocafe and Blendtec. All opinions and kookiness, sadly, are my own.