Frozen Green Tea Souffles
Creme de menthe and powdered green tea flavor pillowy souffles, frozen and served in tiny porcelain dishes. The desserts are less fragile than baked souffles and can be made a day in advance. Note: The egg yolk in this recipe is not fully cooked. It should not be prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, the elderly, or anyone whose health is compromised.
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 tablespoon powdered green tea (from www.specialteas.com), plus more for dusting
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon creme de menthe
Wrap six 2-ounce ramekins with parchment, extending 1-inch above rim. Secure with tape; set aside. Stir boiling water and tea in a bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Put sugar, egg yolks, and tea mixture into the bowl of an electric mixer set over a pan of simmering water. Whisk until lightened and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Attach bowl to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on medium speed until cool, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Put cream and creme de menthe into the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Fold into yolk-tea mixture. Divide among prepared ramekins. Freeze at least 4 hours (up to overnight). Remove parchment. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving. Serve dusted with tea.