Thursday, February 25, 2010
Green Tea Ice Cream
I LOVE ice cream. Sometimes I don't eat it because I'm a bit lactose intolerant, but in small quantities, I'm fine. I've had green tea ice cream a few times at Japanese restaurants, so imagine my surprise when I realized that Haagen-Daz makes it, too! What will they think of next?
The ice cream is a beautiful mint green color and it's super smooth. The best part is that it's not as sweet as other flavors. It has the sophistication of mint chocolate chip (although not minty), but this fresh, mild taste that doesn't really remind me of tea. I ate it straight up, but I bet it would be even better in a waffle cone. The extra cookie sweetness of the cone would really make this suble ice cream stand out.
Unfortunately it's normally around $4 a pint, but sometimes I can get it on sale for $2. Once in a blue moon, my store breaks it all the way down to $1.66 and then with a coupon... well, it's practically free! Plus, March is Frozen Food Month, so maybe I'll find more frozen delights on sale.