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Summer’s finally here and I can’t think of a better way than to have my matcha in some type of iced form.
You’ll know I already have a Matcha Affogato on the blog made with vanilla ice cream, but if you haven’t had matcha’s cousin, hojicha — you’ll definitely have to check this Hojicha Matcha Affogato out.
INSPIRED BY AFFOGATO
A traditional affogato is based on the Italian dessert which is ice cream “drowned” with coffee.
Instead of coffee, this version has a vibrant koicha matcha, which is a thick matcha.
WHAT IS HOJICHA?
Hojicha is a roasted green tea that has a smoky, aromatic flavour. You can read more about my love of hojicha in my Hojicha Milk Jam post.
When paired with koicha, the earthiness from the matcha balances the rich smokiness from the hojicha.
WHAT IS KOICHA?
Koicha is just a thick paste of matcha and water. All you need is Aiya Culinary Grade Matcha and a tiny bit of water. Whisk together, and you’ve got a thick matcha.
Super easy, right?
My Hojicha Affogato has a base of roasted hojicha ice cream.
I go through how to make the ice cream in 2 ways (using hojicha powder and hojicha tea bags) in my No Churn Hojicha Ice Cream post.
Let the homemade hojicha ice cream freeze overnight, you’ve got a rich, flavourful ice cream that you can enjoy alone, or paired with matcha, like I’ve done here.
HOW TO MAKE HOJICHA MATCHA AFFOGATO
- sccop hojicha ice cream into a bowl
- drizzle thick matcha over top
How easy is that?!
A DELICIOUS AND CREAMY DESSERT
Cold and creamy, flavourful ice cream with warm matcha drizzled over top gives this Hojicha Matcha Affogato a delicious sensation in your mouth. Be sure to eat this dessert as soon as you make it.
Have you tried matcha and hojicha together before? IT’S A MATCHA MADE IN HEAVEN. 😉
Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer if you’ve made this recipe.
Hojicha Matcha Affogato
- 2-3 scoops No-Churn Hojicha Ice Cream recipe linked in body
- 1 tsp Aiya Culinary Grade Matcha
- 1-2 Tbsp hot water
- To make koicha matcha, place 1 tsp of Aiya Culinary Matcha powder, add 1-2 T of hot water and whisk it until it's smooth. It will be thick. If it's too thick for your liking, you can add a little water to thin it out.
- Scoop Hojicha ice cream into a bowl. Pour the thick koicha matcha onto the ice cream. Enjoy immediately.