Serving and Storing your Hojicha Pudding
As promised, here are a few additional tips and tricks you can follow to get the most out of your hojicha flavor pudding.
Serving Your Hojicha Pudding
When you serve the hojicha pudding make sure you serve it chilled and feel free to garnish it with a small pinch of hojicha powder.
You can also top the pudding off with a dollop of whipped cream, chopped nuts, fruit, or whatever topping you’d like!
If you want to really go that extra mile and have an instagram-worthy hojicha pudding, make sure you use a nice looking ramekin or bowl to present the tea beautifully.
Storing Your Hojicha Pudding
Make sure to store the hojicha pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve the shelf life and to make sure it’s always ready to be served chilled to guests!
If you really want to make your hojicha pudding last for a long time, you can also keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
If you plan on serving the frozen hojicha tea pudding, make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving. If you want to serve the hojicha pudding hot, you can gently warm it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Substitution options for the hojicha pudding
- Milk: For a richer pudding, you can use heavy cream instead of whole milk, or use a combination of the two.
- Sugar: You can substitute the sugar with an equal amount of honey, agave syrup, or your preferred sweetener.
- Egg yolks: If you're concerned about using raw egg yolks, you can use a commercial egg substitute, or try using cornstarch or another thickener.
- Vanilla extract: For a different flavor, you can substitute the vanilla extract with almond extract, maple extract, or whichever you prefer.
What is Hojicha Pudding?
Let’s discuss what it hojicha pudding. We’ll start by talking about what hojicha is, and then we’ll explain why hojicha flavor pudding makes the ultimate taste pairing.
What is Hojicha?
Hojicha is a special type of roasted Japanese green tea made by taking dried tea leaves and roasting them in either a hot pan or a roasting machine. During the roasting process, the tea leaves change color from green to brown, and they take on a warmer taste profile of coffee, caramel or chocolate.
This roasting process creates a number of benefits that make hojicha popular all around the world. If you want to learn more, you can read our article 👉 Tea Expert Reveals 9 Hojicha Benefits
Combining the tea into a hojicha pudding
To make a hojicha flavor pudding, we’re actually going to be using hojicha powder which is essentially made from finely ground hojicha leaves. Once the hojicha is ground into a powder, it can be mixed into just about anything from hojicha desserts to hojicha ice cream.
If you want to make your own hojicha ice cream, you can read our recipe 👉 Make Hojicha Ice Cream in 4 Easy Steps
The Flavor of hojicha pudding
As we mentioned before, once the hojicha is in powdered form, it can be easily incorporated into a variety of different recipes. Hojicha tea pudding is particularly interesting because pudding provides a relatively neutral canvas for the flavors of the hojicha tea to really shine. It also adds a nice smooth and creamy finish, which is a nice complement to the slightly darker flavors of the hojicha pudding.
If you want to take a deep dive into the taste of Hojicha tea, you can read all about it in our article 👉 Hojicha Flavor: learn what does Hojicha taste like