DIY- Recipe For Yerba Mate Ice Cream

When it is summer, it is time for ice cream. People enjoy a bowl of ice cream after a long walk after dinner. For some ice cream lovers, it seems to be a sweet ending to a sumptuous meal. Many Japanese restaurants serve green tea ice cream and this idea made several people think of making an ice cream with Yerba Mate. Argentina is well known for its cultural tradition of drinking Yerba Mate and an ice cream with Yerba Mate is the cross greed of Yerba Mate and the gelato style ice cream. This short write up covers some tips on how to make yerba mate ice cream and for details, readers and passionate ice cream lovers can browse the website So, get ready to make yourself to do a delicious and creamy yerba mate ice cream and give a treat to your taste buds.

A word about Terere (Cold Yerba Tea)

People in South American countries more often drink ‘Terere’ which is said to be an infusion of sweetened cold drink of Yerba Mate. Traditionally, this drink used to be served in the Guampa which is made of cattle horn used by the South American tribes. It is also learned that people used to drink Yerba Mate through the straw known as ‘Bombilla’. Presently, one can obtain these combinations from several online stores and the awareness of Yerba Mate is showing an increased trend in many countries in the Northern hemisphere.  According to the experts, Yerba Mate has many medicinal values and can be prescribed for many health disorders. Perhaps, this could be one of the reasons that this herbal product is becoming popular in many parts of the world.

Recipe & preparation method

This seems to be a very simple recipe that can be easily prepared at our homes. This short write up will be handy for several homemakers. Read and enjoy the ice cream during your summer and warm days.

Ingredients:  The main ingredients include two cups of milk, two teaspoons of Yerba Mate, five egg yolks, one cup of sweetener and a whip cream.

The recipe has to be prepared with an ice cream machine. Otherwise, one can take out the final mix from the freezer and mix it with a spoon in order to avoid the ice crystals. This process may take a longer time as one has to mix it every fifteen minutes. Freeze the mixer bowl of the ice cream maker for several hours before the preparation. Make the Yerba mate as strong as possible with the help of hot water and the yerba mate and allow the brew to cool in the bowl or in the refrigerator. Mix the egg and the milk in a pan and add the sweetener like sugar and cook till the mix to become thick. Ensure to keep the right temperature otherwise, the egg will cook. Add the Yerba mate and the ice cream in the ice cream maker as per the given instructions by the ice cream maker supplier.

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