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Matcha Purin (Japanese style custard pudding with green tea)

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Are you in love with matcha? if not, here’s one way you can start a new love affair – with Japanese style matcha purin! Full of delicate flavor, this matcha green tea based pudding has just the right amount of sweetness. Each bite is filled with the essence of matcha and a little kuromitsu (Okinawan black sugar syrup) for an additional layer of flavor. If you’re looking for a new way to use your matcha tea powder, here’s one Japanese dessert that you can use it for!


Units Scale
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps matcha powder


  1. Combine milk, eggs, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla using an immersion blender.
  2. Using a medium saucepan on medium heat, bring the egg milk mixture to a gentle simmer and cook until 165-175F.
  3. Remove from meat and combine with vanilla and matcha powder until thoroughly blended. (Use blender to ensure mixture is smooth)
  4. Add custard base to 5-6 canning jars and set in a warm water bath in a pot or saucepan large enough to accommodate all the jars. The water level should be at least halfway up the jar. Bring the water to a simmer and cover.
  5. Steam the jars for at least 15 minutes on low heat. Once the top appears cooked, remove from water bath and allow to cool.
  6. Eat as is or top with your favorite topping – kuromitsu, whipped cream, powdered sugar, azuki, or ice cream!

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