Matcha Ice Cream

I had no clue what I was going to do with the matcha I got in one of my FOMO boxes. But during hard lockdown I had a lot of time on my hands. It was perfect ice cream weather and so I made matcha ice cream. The colour is quite something and it tastes fantastic.

Poached Pear With Matcha Ice Cream
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Cash in a business is very tempting. And for a lot of people, the temptation is just too much to resist. I know of several restaurant owners who have taken the cash out of the till and headed for the casino. A friend of mine lost her business when her partner did just that with the nightly takings. Instead of paying rent he gambled, and they both lost big time. If you have a company that takes in a lot of cash, it is so important to keep your eye on things. Especially if you employ a manager to run things for you. It is just too easy to sell things and pocket the money. A friend of mine took her eye off the ball and her thriving business has closed.

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Not only was the manager making the most of that, her partner, who was responsible for the accounts, was not keeping proper control. The manager was given access to the bank account and could pay for stock, but not actually put it into the business. And handing over control of your bank account to staff is one of the worst decisions a company can make in my opinion. A friend of mine did that and his bookkeeper paid herself instead of his suppliers. If Dave had not queried it directly with the friend, the fraud would have gone on for a long time. The worst for our friend was that his VAT had not been paid, which meant huge penalties and fines. He laid a charge of theft against her and even though he won his case, he never recovered the money. Do you have a cash based business, and do you maintain control?

Baked Ricotta Pancake With Figs And Matcha Ice Cream
Baked Ricotta Pancake With Figs And Matcha Ice Cream

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Matcha Ice Cream

You need the powder form to make this ice cream
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
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  • Place the cream and condensed milk into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until soft peaks form
  • Add the matcha and whisk until you have a uniform colour
  • Pour into a freezer proof container and freeze for at least 8 hours before serving
  • Remove from the freezer and allow to soften for 10 minutes before scooping
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22 thoughts on “Matcha Ice Cream

  1. Two very different topics – cash and matcha ice cream. There are some advantages to cash businesses but as you point out, you need really good controls, perhaps the most important one being trust in the people you hire.

    1. Hi Jim, I don’t believe you can ever trust the people you hire, even if they are family members. You have to have controls and you have to manage your business and cash flows. I don’t have much sympathy for people who hand over control and then get burned. They didn’t put the necessary effort and work into their business and got their just desserts. I know this sounds harsh, but that is how I feel about it.

  2. Matcha flavor doesn’t usually appeal to me, but perhaps I would find it more pleasing in ice cream. I usually don’t order it because there’s always something that looks better. And I don’t make ice cream any more.

    be safe… mae at

  3. Yes, I remember all the lessons about splitting responsibilities from my accounting class. I think its the only thing that stuck with me! I went on a match recipe kick after buying a bunch of matcha but never tried ice cream. Great idea!

  4. Although matcha has been around for a number of years now, I’ve yet to try it or make anything with it.I’ve looked at it and always seem to put it back since I don’t know what to do with it. I’ll keep your recipe in case I buy it.

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