Green Tea Milk Pudding

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/August 13, 2012

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Before C2 (the probably fake green tea) turned it mainstream, green tea was a well-kept secret of health hipsters, and rightly so. Touted as one of the world’s healthiest drinks because it prevents heart disease, cancer and supposedly keeps you from getting ridiculously obese, green tea refreshes and cleanses.

Not sure if it still retains its health properties, but commercial green tea is often reincarnated into shakes and cakes. Today, we turn it into pudding.

The creamy texture of the pudding is a pleasant foreshadowing to the subtle Matcha kick that soon follows. The milky flavor balances the earthy tea flavor, making it a refreshing dessert that won”t get your belly so bloated.

Oh, and if you’re making this, it might be a good idea to find a cute little container like the one above. It will trick your mind and improve the taste.

Matcha Green Tea Milk Pudding

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup full-cream milk
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup powdered matcha (the type with sugar)
  • 4 large egg yolks

Procedure

  1. Heat cream, milk and matcha powder until before it boils.
  2. While waiting, put yolks in a bowl and whisk until light.
  3. When cream mixture is hot, slowly and pour into the yolk while whisking.
  4. Transfer to ramekins.
  5. Put ramekins in a baking dish and fill the dish with hot water until ramekins are half-submerged in water.
  6. Bake bain marie in 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Cool completely and keep in the chiller for at least 6 hours before serving.

Notes

  1. Bain marie means cooking in hot bath inside the oven. Since we used sweetened powdered matcha for this recipe, we didn’t need to add sugar to the mixture. If you’re using pure matcha powder, add sugar to taste.

Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded Pepper.ph in 2012. Aside from directing Pepper.ph's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • tric

    wow this is great. i could also use almond powder and have an almond pudding ;)

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Yes! Almond is awesome! It will taste more Chinese, though! :)

      • tric

        loving this. thanks pepper.ph ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/krystineloven Krystine Lozano-Lagman

    hi my! where can i buy ramekins? i love matcha!!!

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Hi Krystine! :) you can buy ramekins in any department store.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Den-Alibudbud/520953364 Den Alibudbud

    mmm, it’s like green tea leche flan! i think i’ll sprinkle a bit of sugar on top for some caramel. :)

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      We were actually thinking of calling it green tea leche flan :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342263882 Tina Cillo

    “Oh, and if you’re making this, it might be a good idea to find a cute
    little container like the one above. It will trick your mind and
    psychologically improve the taste.”   ROTFLMAO!!!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Well, I was serious about that. LOLOLOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/feanne Feanne Hontiveros Mauricio

    This looks heavenly! But yeah I wouldn’t rely on the health properties or antioxidants anymore– especially with the added cream, milk, and sugar :P Nevertheless, I do love the taste of green tea flavored sweets!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Yes, the health value is debatable and green tea is godly. :)

  • Sam Reyes

    Powdered Matcha?? Where do I find that?? :)) 

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Jap Groceries! I think Muji has them, too! :)

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Hi Sam! :) Unimart and Cash & Carry carry Matcha powder drink, you can use that. Other Japanese specialty stores also have like Fujimart (Timog and Malate branch) and Hatchin (Makati and Cartimar branch).

  • Nico Goco

    i love matcha! in mochi, milk tea and now in pudding!

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      haha Matcha’s a great flavor for any dessert! Don’t forget macarons!XD Try the recipe soon!!:D

  • http://www.facebook.com/katdc Kat Dela Cruz

    You guys need to hack the popular milk (bubble) teas poppin’ out everywhere! :))

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      We’ll definitely consider those! But we’re not sure which one to feature since ang dami nga nila!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Den-Alibudbud/520953364 Den Alibudbud

        Tokyo Bubble Tea, please. the one with Japanese Cheesecake Cream!

  • http://twitter.com/giooraay Gio Ray Mangaya-ay

    you had me at matcha. MATCHAAAAA! 

  • papercutter

    hi may I suggest that you also include the grocery that carries certain weird ingredients that you post , like the matcha powder. Not all groceries have this.

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Unimart and Cash & Carry sell Matcha powder. :)

  • Rain Santos-Ocampo

    Where do get the cute bottles you used for the photo? And how much a pop? :)

  • Rain Santos-Ocampo

    Where did you get the cute bottles you used in the picture and how much did they cost?

  • chelka

    i love this pudding