"Instant" Ice-cream

I have a bad habit of buying ingredients for cooking, dry or canned food or anything fanciful that happens to come my way when I don't really need it. As a result, my kitchen cabinet is almost bursting with all sorts of food. Hence I have to spend some time every week checking through the expiry dates on all the packets of the food that I have. Not a wise thing to do but I just can't help it!



This is one good example of my silly purchase. It's an instant Green Tea Ice-cream pack by Nissin. I bought it few months ago, during a shopping trip to Meidi-ya with my sister-in-law, J. As usual, I totally forgot about it. All of a sudden, it just appeared in front of me when I was searching for some snacks to nibble. So I thought I better finish it up before I forget about it again...

As with other instant food, the ice-cream was pretty easy to prepare. There were instructions at the back of the pack. Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese at all. But I was able to read a few of chinese characters sandwiched between japanese words and with the help of the pictures, I managed to figure out the additional ingredients (milk and egg yolk) required and the preparation steps.


The ice-cream actually tasted good, it was smooth and creamy and with a strong green tea flavour. What a pleasant surprise! I had fun both preparing and eating the ice-cream, but I don't think I would buy it again. Making ice-cream from scratch is more challenging, isn't it?

Comments

oh my God, that's wild! Cool.
boo_licious said…
Lucky you! I can't read chinese so I can never figure out the Japanese instructions. It is a lot of effort but it does look yummy.
This ice-cream looks fine! Lucky you...
eatzycath said…
I luv green tea 'anything' - just fill in the 2nd word - so ur instant green-tea ice-cream sounds really good!
rokh said…
mmm seems fanciful. green tea ice cream cost a bomb in restaurants. good idea to make own. even if its instant
dimsumdolly said…
the green tea ice cream looks really good!
Anonymous said…
what's the instructions for it? i unfortunately can't read japanese either -_-
Anonymous said…
Looks good, can u tell us exactly how u made it? So those of us who cant figure out the instructions can just follow yours. Thks
Sukkimi said…
I'm wondering does the commercial ice cream contains egg ?
I'm looking for eggless ice cream recipe
simonneho@yahoo.com
Piggy said…
Hi Sukkimi,

I believe commercial ice cream would contain eggs as well. Not sure where to find eggless ice cream recipe though... maybe you can try to google it. :-)

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