Japonica Ice Cream Sundaes

60 mins (prep 60)
9 ingredients
4 servings
For this gorgeous combination of green tea ice cream and ripe red plums poached in sweet sake, be sure to use fresh matcha (Japanese powdered green tea) and keep it tightly covered in the fridge--it oxidizes very quickly.

Categories:  desserts , entertaining , sunset , ice-cream~sherbet , freezable , low-sodium ,
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  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 tablespoons matcha*
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup nigori sake*
  • 3 quarter-size slices fresh ginger, lightly crushed
  • 4 ripe red plums, pitted and cut into 1-in.-thick chunks
  • 1/4 cup cold whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
  • 1 cup crushed sesame candy, such as loucks sesame snaps


Serving Size (93.53 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 275.07 Calories from Fat 1.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.12g 0.73%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 23.07mg 3.85%
Total Carbohydrate 60.06g 80.08%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 37.82 g %
Protein 0.15g 1.18%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.26mg% Iron 0.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vanilla ice cream, matcha, plus, fresh ginger, red plums, cold whipping cream, finely chopped candied ginger, crushed, sesame