Ginger Matcha Affogato
Dessert / Ice Cream
The Bojon Gourmet does an amazing rendition of matcha affogato. Affogato isn't necessarily a new thing, but Bojon Gourmet adds a tiny spicy spin to it with ginger. I've tried regular matcha affogato, but trust my judgment: this one tops it.
The experience of making affogato is an exhilarating one. There's something entirely unique about watching the matcha melt the ice cream melt and shape it into a new form, kind of like how a chef shapes bread or a sculptor molds clay. The grassy, mild taste of matcha compliments the bold and spicy nature of ginger, while the vanilla ice cream tops it off with a sweet and creamy finish, making a smooth combination of flavors altogether.
2 Tsp. Organic Premium Matcha
3/4 Tsp. ginger powder (the powder mixes better with hot water and matcha)
1/4 Cup and 2 Tbsp. hot water
1/2 Cup vanilla ice cream (dairy or non-dairy)
Whisk water and powder mixture together. Start by adding a small bit of water to form a paste at first, and then gradually add the rest of the water until mixture is smooth.
Pour matcha over ice cream and serve
Impress guests at a dinner party, or even just enjoy by your lonesome. This delicious treat is capable of pleasing any and all! May your matcha affogato experience be as enlightening as mine was.