A review of the matcha ice cream soft serve from the Rice Workshop
Matcha is a finely grown powder of green tea leaves and is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. More recently its been used to flavour everything from lattes, soba noodles and of course matcha ice cream.
I was at our local shopping centre recently and noticed that Rice Workshop had a Matcha soft serve ice cream for the bargain price of only two dollars. I had some great match soft serve in Box Hill years ago but for two bucks my expectations where not high.
The ice cream was overly sweet, with a mild match flavour and somewhat icy texture. It was a huge serve so I can't fault the value for money. The biggest problem with the cheap flimsy cone it was served in. The huge serve of ice cream melted quickly, even with my youngest helping eating it. The cone quickly became a soggy mess and started leaking melted matcha ice cream everywhere. Just as well I always carry an amble supply of baby wipes so I was able to clean us both up.
If you're looking for a cheap, large sugar hit and you like matcha its probably sufficient, but I won't be going back. It has however inspired me to have a go at making my own matcha ice cream, you can find my recipe here.
Overall matcha soft serve from Rice Workshop gets two out of five cones.