Matcha Pudding is soft custard pudding flavored with Matcha powder. Pudding is not very Japanese, but just by adding Matcha flavor, it becomes a great ending for a Japanese meal.
Pudding in the US is a chilled, soft creamy-textured custard. Often it is flavored with vanilla or chocolate. It is an old fashioned dessert but still very popular due to a famous instant pudding mix in a box. If you have milk and this magic powder, you can make a yummy dessert in no time. It is not hard to make pudding from scratch though. Just be careful not to cook the custard too much after adding eggs. Homemade pudding tastes more authentic and has less chemical flavors. Besides, this way we can add our favorite Matcha powder.
Matcha pudding can be an everyday snack, but also a great dessert for parties. You could double the batch to accommodate bigger crowds. If you like Matcha flavor, you will love this dish!
- 500ml milk
- 1/3 cup (65g) sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp Matcha powder
- 1 egg
- 2 yolks
- 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
- whipped cream, sweetened
- In a pot, mix milk, sugar, salt, cornstarch, and Matcha powder. Heat at medium heat, whisking constantly until boiling. Turn down to low heat, and cook further until thickened.
- In a medium bowl, whisk an egg and yolks, and slowly add the hot milk mixture, whisking well. Put the whisked egg and milk mixture back into the pot, and cook at medium heat until boiling, about 2 minutes. Then strain the mixture with a strainer, add butter, and mix well.
- Divide into 6 cups or ramekins, and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
- Top with whipped cream, and sprinkle with a little bit of Matcha powder for garnish.