Green Tea Panna Cotta
Green tea powder, which is full of antioxidants, often appears as green tea ice cream. The recipe here transforms it into another kind of dessert--a cool custard with a topping made from a combination of buttermilk and whole milk (lighter than heavy cream). The bright green powder is sold in small tins at tea shops and Japanese markets. Be sure to look for matcha, which has a cleaner, clearer flavor than sencha.