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Matcha Cream


From EatingWell:  Winter 2003

Powdered green tea blended with sweet whipped cream is a popular parfait topping in Japan, particularly in Kyoto. Here the cream is lightened with low-fat yogurt cheese to make a pretty and delicious topping for poached pears and other desserts.

3/4 cup | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including 2 hours to drain yogurt)



  1. Line a sieve or colander with cheesecloth and set over a bowl, leaving at least 1/2 inch clearance from the bottom. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in yogurt, cover and let drain in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Discard whey.
  2. Whip cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue whipping until firm peaks form. Fold in drained yogurt, along with matcha mixture, if using.


Per tablespoon : 37 Calories; 25 g Fat; 16 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 94 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 13 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 184 mg Sodium; 581 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 2 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 1/2 fat

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