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Green Tea Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: gelatin dessert, pudding
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
Smooth and delicate triple layered Green Tea Pudding with Japanese red bean paste, this delicious dessert is super easy to make at home.



  1. Gather all the ingredients.

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  2. Sift 1 ½ Tbsp. green tea powder into a medium bowl. If you have a Chasen (bamboo tea whisk), you can whisk the sieve so there will be no green tea powder left inside. Set aside.
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  3. If you are using gelatin sheets, cut 2 gelatin sheets into thin ½ inch (1.3 cm) strips in a medium bowl. Please make sure to use a heat resistant bowl as we will need to melt the gelatin with double boiler (Step 2). If you are using gelatin powder, put 5 g gelatin powder in a medium bowl. Once the gelatin sheet/powder is in the bowl, pour 2 Tbsp. hot water and mix.
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  4. In a small saucepan, bring roughly ½ cup of water to simmer and place the bowl of gelatin mixture over the saucepan. The steam will immediately warm up the glass bowl and start dissolving the gelatin. Once dissolved, remove from the heat and set aside.
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  5. Pour 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) whole milk in a small saucepan and bring it to almost boil. When you see the small bubbles around the edge of the saucepan, turn off the heat.
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  6. Add ¼ cup (4 Tbsp., 50 g) granulated sugar and whisk well to dissolve the sugar.
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  7. Add 3 Tbsp. of milk mixture into the green tea powder. Whisk with Chasen (or small whisk) until the mixture is silky smooth and you don’t see any lumps of dry green tea powder left (very important!).
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  8. Pour the green tea mixture into the milk mixture and whisk all together. If you dissolved all the powder at previous step, this step should be very easy and matcha powder should blend very well and easily.
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  9. Add the gelatin liquid into the green tea mixture and whisk well.
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  10. Put 3 Tbsp. (40 g) anko (red bean paste) in a medium bowl and pour some of green tea mixture into red bean paste. Combine well. The green tea mixture will loosen up the red bean paste. Divide the red bean & green tea mixture into each serving cup.
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  11. Pour the green tea mixture on top. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Once the pudding has solidified, add whipped cream on top and sprinkle matcha powder to decorate. Serve chilled.
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Recipe Notes

When I used the regular gelatin powder from grocery store, there was a strong smell and aftertaste so I recommend using the gelatin sheets. Read the post for a brand of gelatin sheets I used.

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.