How about a dish of mushroom ice cream with honey wine? Or green tea ice cream and red bean paste popsicles with meade? You’re probably more familiar with honey cake topped with whipped, strained yogurt and walnuts with cinnamon on top. But if you’re into trying some Korean and Japanese dessert recipes, you might combine the food of one culture with the food of another culture such as meade and green tea ice cream instead of sake and walnut honey cake.
Take a look at how many exotic ice cream recipes are on uTube video demonstrations. Some look healthy such as the green tea ice cream or the combination of liquefied mushrooms such as maitake and shiitake with nonfat frozen yogurt. But you’d be better off making ice cream or frozen yogurt from scratch.
Commercial frozen yogurt and some ice creams have around seven teaspoons of sugar per serving, and maybe you want to make your own ice cream with eggs and cream or nondairy milk substitute and add a pinch of stevia instead of sugar. It’s your choice. Here are some of the stranger, but more exotic and tasty recipes on uTube videos with demonstrations.
Mushroom Ice cream or Green Tea Ice Cream or Red Bean Paste Ice Cream
Follow the video on how to make Red Bean Paste Ice Cream.
• 1 Cup Red Bean Paste
• 1 Cup Whipping Cream
• ½ Cup Milk and 3 Tbsp Sugar or use a substitute sweetener such as a pinch of stevia.
Recipe is from aeriskitchen on Sep 21, 2011
Yield: 7 Popsicles Also see the site: Korean Food: Homemade Red Bean Paste (팥 앙금
Mushroom Ice Cream
- 1 quart chocolate ice cream or frozen nonfat chocolate yogurt, slightly softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1 cup of boiled, softened shiitake and maitake mushrooms in their own broth with no added salt. You can further sweeten with a pinch of stevia. You simmer the fresh maitake and shiitake mushrooms in a cup of water until soft, about three minutes.
Then let cool. Put the liquid from the mushrooms with the mushrooms in a blender and liquefy. Mix the chocolate frozen yogurt or ice cream into the liquefied mushrooms and mushroom broth.
To view videos on how to prepare mushroom ice cream, you also can refer to videos on uTube such as the following videos which have various recipes with different ways to make mushroom ice cream. Check out the videos and select a recipe you prefer:
Raw Vegan Recipe: Immuno Mushroom Ice Cream – YouTube
[VIDEO]: Raw Vegan Recipe: Immuno Mushroom Ice Cream
Green Tea Ice Cream
You make a basic ice cream recipe from scratch and add green tea powder to it. Check out the recipe on how to make green tea ice cream in this uTube video which demonstrates specific ingredients and how to mix them to make the ice cream. The video is How to make green tea ice cream without an ice cream making machine.
Green tea ice cream is a popular Japanese-style dessert usually eaten in the West. On uTube, there are various videos on how to make green tea ice cream which uses green tea powder mixed with eggs and cream or milk. You can also make this nondairy by using milk substitutes. You can also view the video on how to make Mochi Ice Cream.
More green tea ice cream recipe videos are at the following sites: You can combine unusual ingredients for a new taste and twist on frozen desserts.
Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream (녹차 아이스크림)
Green Tea Ice Cream
Honey Wine (Home-made Meade)
It’s not just for sale at Renaissance faires any more. People are making mead, that is the wild mead (honey wine) made from honey and yeast, sometimes in the fashion it had been made for the past nine thousand years. If you’re looking for a simple recipe on how to make your own mead from honey, yeast, and water, there are many recipes online, with some of the best recipe sites listed below.
Ingredients, according to the website, The Joy of Mead and How to Make It.
1 Gallon of Spring Water (room temperature, do not get refrigerated)
3 pounds of honey – pure unprocessed
1 bag of balloons big enough to stretch over the mouth of the spring water jug
1 package of Fleishmann’s Yeast or Narbonne Yeast, (Lalvin 71B-1122), Lalvin D-47, or Montpelier Lalvin (K1V-1116)
1 box of raisins
Here are some suggestions for variations in this recipe
If you want spices, add a pinch of cloves or one clove. To make the mead, pour about half of the water into a clean container then slice up your orange into eighth’s and put the slices, honey, twenty-five raisins, and the yeast into the jug. Pour some water back into the jug so the level is a couple of inches from the top then put the cap on it and shake it up well. If you can, you should shake it for a good five minutes. This will aerate the mixture. The yeast really needs lots of oxygen to grow vigorously.
To find out what to do next, simply go to the site with the recipe, The Joy of Mead and How to Make It, and follow the instructions. Interestingly, you’ll have, if it turns out right, a drink similar to what people drank 9,000 years ago. You can check out all the other mead recipe sites as well and decide whether you want to make honey wine or a vegan version with various fruits.
Mead is growing in popularity across the USA as a beverage that’s essentially honey wine. See the (December 28, 2010) newspaper article on making mead and mead sales, “Mead, drink of vikings, comes out of the Dark Ages – Sacramento Bee.” You can make vegan meads or use honey, which is not vegan because honey is made by bees. According to the Sacramento Bee article, to make mead you use honey, water and yeast as your base. Then you add your own spices or fruits. There are fruit-flavored meads, called melomels.
Remember to sterilize your equipment as you want only the yeast you put in to ferment, not the yeast that’s floating in the air with other bacteria that you don’t want contaminating your honey wine. Check out the recipies on the following sites and choose the simplest recipe you want or any other recipe. First see the sites, The Joy of Mead and How to Make It, and see the video on understanding sanitation here: Sanitization of Mead.
Check out the Mead Forums and the Mead Recipes sites. Also before you begin, watch the video tutorial of all these steps on learning how to make mead. See the Mead Making Video. Other helpful sites on how to make your own mead are at the websites, How to Make Mead at Home, and watch the video at the website, How to make simple mead (honey wine).
There are businesses in San Francisco, for example, that sell mead and mead supplies. See the site, Got Mead.com for local addresses. Some examples include San Francisco Brewcraft, 1555 Clement St.,San Francisco, CA 94118, and Oak Barrel Winecraft, 1443 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702. If you want to buy mead in California, check out the site where you can buy it online at, Mead Honey Wine.