After sushi it’s nice to have some (hard to find) green tea ice cream – but what about when the sushi restaurant doesn’t serve it? A year or so ago, Connie and I went hunting for it, and found that it’s pretty hard to find in a take-home variety. (My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe occasionally has it if you just want a cone.)
So, when I was at my local Japanese/Korean grocery, I saw a container of Green Tea Ice Cream by a company called “Together” and grabbed it to bring home and enjoy.
The green tea is much less sweet than what I normally have in sushi restaurants, and the ice cream is much less creamy than I’m used to too. But, stranger still is the addition of red beans.
I love red bean paste in Asian pastries and treats like Mochi (glutinous rice cakes), but just having the red beans themselves in ice cream – well… it seemed a bit weird to me (and even more so to the person I shared some with!). I also found that the bean flavor seemed to permeate the ice cream itself, so even when I didn’t get a bean in my spoonful, I could still taste the bean.
Beans just don’t seem to fit too well with ice cream – mind you I’ve also tried avocado ice cream, which seemed weird too!