7 Most Popular Japanese Dessert Recipes


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Introduction

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Dessert is a very important part of Japanese culture, and there are many different types of desserts that can be enjoyed. These recipes are some of the most commonly requested dessert items in Japan.

1. Matcha green tea ice cream

A half eaten banana on a plate

This dessert is made with matcha powder, milk, cream, and sugar. The ice cream is smooth and rich, with a strong matcha flavor.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 cup cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup matcha powder

Instructions:

Combine the milk, cream, sugar, and matcha powder in a saucepan over medium heat.

Cook the mixture, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.

Enjoy!

2. Strawberries and cream dessert

This dessert is made with fresh strawberries, heavy cream, and sugar. It is a light and refreshing dessert that is perfect for summer.

Ingredients:

1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

Instructions:

Whip the cream with the sugar until it forms stiff peaks.

Fold in the strawberries.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later.

Enjoy!

3. Chocolate mousse dessert

This dessert is made with chocolate, milk, cream, and eggs. It is a rich and chocolatey dessert that is perfect for any chocolate lover.

Ingredients:

8 oz dark chocolate, chopped

1 cup milk

1 cup cream

4 eggs, separated

1/2 cup sugar

Instructions:

Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat.

Add the milk and cream and stir until combined.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with the sugar until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

Pour the mousse into individual serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

4. Fruit tart dessert

This dessert is made with tart dough, fresh fruit, and apricot jam. It is a simple dessert that can be made with any type of fruit you like.

Ingredients:

1 recipe for tart dough (see below)

1 cup fresh fruit, sliced

1/4 cup apricot jam

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Roll out the tart dough and place it in a 9-inch tart pan.

Trim the excess dough from the edges of the pan.

Prick the bottom of the dough all over with a fork.

Bake the dough for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool slightly.

Spread the apricot jam on top of the crust. Arrange the sliced fruit on top of the jam.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!

5. Cheesecake dessert

This dessert is made with cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. It is a rich and creamy dessert that is perfect for any cheesecake lover.

Ingredients:

16 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

3 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time.

Stir in the graham cracker crumbs.

Pour the mixture into an 8-inch springform pan. Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!

6. Flan dessert

This dessert is made with eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. It is a smooth and creamy dessert that is perfect for any flan lover.

Ingredients:

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1 cup cream

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch pie dish. Place the dish in a larger baking pan filled with 1 inch of hot water.

Bake the flan for 45 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!

7. Ice cream dessert

This dessert is made with milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. It is a smooth and creamy dessert that is perfect for any ice cream lover.

Ingredients:

2 cups milk

1 cup cream

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

In a saucepan, heat the milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is heated through. Do not let the mixture boil.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later. Enjoy!

There you have it, the 7 most popular dessert recipes in Japan! Whether you are a chocolate lover, a cheesecake lover, or an ice cream lover, there is a dessert here for you. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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