For a favourite sweet great with a Japanese twist, this kinako ice cream is sure to hit the spot. Kinako is a type of flour, made from soy beans and used often to provide flavour and sweetness in Japanese desserts. It is well known for its mellow, earthy taste. It goes well with vanilla, as the earthiness of the kinako helps to cut through the more direct sweetness of the vanilla. Enjoy this recipe as a final course at lunch or dinner.