Vanilla Ice Cream Asian-Style From Listo (1)Vanilla Ice Cream Asian-Style From Listo (1)

Hi mom! Ever thought about giving your classic vanilla ice cream a hint of Asian flair? If you’re up for an adventure, try out this delightful recipe. The gentle nuances of Asian flavors infuse a lovely twist into the classic vanilla ice cream we all know and love.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp matcha (green tea) powder
  • 1 piece of pandan leaf (optional)
  • 4 large egg yolks


  1. Prepare the Base: In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, milk, half of the sugar, and pandan leaf (if using). Heat the mixture over medium heat until it’s about to boil.
  2. Egg Yolk Mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks and the remaining half of the sugar until the mixture is pale and thick.
  3. Tempering: Slowly pour a small amount (about a cup) of the heated cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. This will temper the eggs, ensuring they don’t cook. Gradually pour the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan.
  4. Cook the Custard: Continue to cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Do this until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon.
  5. Add Flavors: Remove the saucepan from heat. Sift in the matcha powder and whisk until well combined. Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Cooling: Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. After that, remove the pandan leaf (if used) and refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Churn: Once cooled, churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Freezing: Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Table:

NutrientAmount per serving (1/2 cup)
Calories200 kcal
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat9g
Total Carbohydrates14g
(Note: The nutritional values are approximations and might vary based on exact ingredients used.)

Enjoy your Asian-inspired vanilla ice cream with a bowl of fresh fruits or drizzle it with some caramelized coconut syrup for an extra punch. Whichever way you choose, it’s bound to be a hit!