Green Tea Ice Cream - Matcha Ice Cream

I have always wanted to try a sweet made with matcha.  I really like its intense green colour, I think it is so pretty.  So when I saw the recipe for matcha ice cream at my friend Nami’s beautiful site Just One Cookbook, I thought that was going to be the perfect way to try matcha!  Finding matcha was not as easy as I thought… you can find it online but not many stores sell it here in Sydney.  So when I finally managed to get my little tin of precious green powder I felt quite fortunate and tried this ice cream immediately.  I loved it.  It is delicious, sweet but with a light bitter after-taste, creamy but not too much.  It has very complex flavour and texture and will be sure to amaze your tastebuds.  And it looks really pretty!  Thank you Nami for all your tips and if there is still someone out there who does not know Nami and her fantastic site Just One Cookbook, please stop by and enjoy browsing through her fabulous recipes and beautiful pictures!


Recipe adapted from Just One Cookbook

1 cup of cream
1 cup of milk
½ cup sugar
3 tbsp Matcha (100% natural green tea powder)
1 pinch of salt

Put the cream, milk, green tea/matcha powder, sugar and salt and whisk them together until well combined.

Heat the mixture until it comes to a full boil. Keep whisking until it starts to foam, then remove it from the fire.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let it cool down.  Then refrigerate the mixture until completely chilled.

Churn for 20-25 minutes in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Transfer into a container and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.

Enjoy it!

Green Tea Ice Cream - Matcha Ice Cream


Green Tea Ice Cream - Matcha Ice Cream

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  1. says

    Wow Manu! I’m so happy I’m still up (2am!) and see this post before going to sleep. What a beautiful presentation and I loooove your matcha color (you got the right matcha powder). 😉 I’m so happy you liked it. Now you know what a real green tea ice cream tastes like compared to not-so-authentic one. Thank you for your kind mention. I’m going to share with my readers on facebook~~~!

  2. says

    Getting matcha would be some trouble, but with all these delicious dessert recipes out there that uses it-I am seriously considering purchasing some. Your ice cream does look amazing.

  3. says

    I love using matcha in sweet desserts – it’s amazing made into a bright green glaze for eclairs…yum! Your ice cream looks awesome too – bookmarked to make once I have a bit more room in my freezer to store!

  4. says

    Matcha – what a great word! :) A wonderful tea also, as you well know. I have some in the pantry that I’ve been making lattes with all summer, but I LOVE the ice cream idea! I’ve made ice cream with gunpowder tea, but this would be quite different. It looks so simple and tasty which always appeals to me. :)

  5. says

    I love green tea ice cream; keep in mind, however, that it’s caffeinated, so eating a lot of it as an after-dinner treat is not necessarily the best idea if you are sensitive to caffeine.

  6. says

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Our local Asian restaurant makes this and it is so refreshing. They serve a little scoop of it on a delicate flat cookie like an ice cream cone.

    My problem is, where do you get the powder? I have searched and searched prior to this because I love Starbucks Green Tea Frappucino. I ordered what was supposedly this powder but instead I got the tea leaves. I am really frustrated.

  7. says

    Oh Manu, you have no idea how many brownie points I am going to win with my husband for this recipe- he loves this stuff!! Lovely photos too!!

  8. says

    Green is refreshing! I love Starbucks green tea frap, but this ice cream is way, way cooler! I will just have to get a new ice cream maker because mine just stopped working. Now I have a good reason to have the machine replaced, this green tea ice cream recipe is worth it!

  9. says

    This ice cream is just beautiful! I now have a little can of matcha and was looking for recipes to try with it. I’ll bet this is delicious and I would love to try it.

  10. says

    Hi Manuela,

    Perfect time for me to stop your blog. I have been craving matcha ice cream and from the intense green color from your photo, I can even smell it :)

    It’s also not easy to find matcha here in Italy but fortunately I have some at home because I love green tea in general. I don’t have an ice cream machine so will do it the old fashion way like how I did it when I made ice cream last month. It will take some time but definitely worth it :)

  11. says

    Ohhh! I love matcha, I love green tea ice cream, I love Nami and Just One Cookbook, love your blog – so this recipe is sure to be amazing!! I miss my ice cream maker :-( (It’s back at home in the States.)

  12. says

    These photos are so beautiful Manu! What a wonderful job. I love green tea ice cream. I have never made it myself but if I do attempt to I think Nami’s recipe would be a great place to start.

  13. Eni says

    hi, what a great ice cream you made, I have question what if you dont have icee cream maker can I do with my mixture?


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