deribou

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
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The texture and flavor were just like store bought ice cream. I added 2 tbsp of matcha and a 3rd yolk (as suggested by another user) and the matcha taste was nice and strong. This had the same matcha ice cream taste that I could get when I lived in Japan. We froze it to get it harder, but it never went rock hard, like most homemade ice creams get in the freezer, which is a huge plus. And I served it at a dinner party and everyone loved it!

Pralines
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I have no candy making experience, but these were so easy to make and came out perfect the first time. I put aside the vanilla to add when I removed the concoction from the heat, but I completely forgot about it. It tasted good anyway, but next time I won't forget it. I read the other reviews about using an ice bath and stirring the mixture for a few minutes. I just filled up the sink with a few inches of cold water and this worked fine. You can tell when it is ready to be poured out and you should do this quickly as it will start to set in the pan. The next time I make these I will use more pecans and be sure to add the vanilla. My partner loved these and we at the whole batch in 3 days. I plan on making these as gifts for the office and to have around the house for the holidays. Thank you for posting!