Daigaku Imo a la Mode Recipe

by Sugimoto Tea Company
Recipes, Matcha, Hojicha, Drinking & Eating, Desserts & Beverages
Daigaku Imo a la Mode Recipe | Sugimoto Tea Company

As the heat from the fried Satsumaimo (Japanese Satsuma sweet potato) melts the ice cream, the cold of the ice cream freezes the matcha honey sauce. Together, these elements create a delightful contrasting trio of textures and sweetness in this Daigaku Imo a la Mode.

How to Make Daigaku Imo a la Mode

Serves 3 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 mins. 


  • 4 tsp Matcha or Hojicha Powder 
  • 1 Large Japanese Satsuma Sweet Potato (Satsumaimo)
  • 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream per serving
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Pinch of black sesame seeds per serving 

Step 1: Chop the Sweet Potato

Chop Satsumaimo sweet potato into bite-sized pieces, leaving the skin on. 

Step 2: Soak the Sweet Potato

Soak the Satsumaimo sweet potato pieces in water for 5 minutes. 

Step 3: Prepare the Tea Honey 

While the Satsumaimo is soaking, prepare the tea honey by heating up the butter and honey together and mixing it well. 

Step 4: Sift the Tea Powder

Using a strainer, sift the tea powder into the mix and gently mix as to avoid creating clumps. If necessary, use the strainer to sift out any clumps that do appear. 

Step 5: Dry Off the Sweet Potato

Take the Satsumaimo sweet potato pieces from the water and dry off using paper towels. 

Step 6: Fry the Sweet Potato

Turn on the heat to medium-high and using a frying thermometer, fry the potato pieces in vegetable oil at 375°F for about 2-3 minutes until they get soft and start to brown. 

Step 7: Serve 

Serve the sweet potato on a plate and put vanilla ice cream on top. Pour hot tea honey mix on the ice cream and sprinkle with tea powder and sesame seeds. 

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