20 Insanely Beautiful Matcha Ice-cream Recipes

paleo matcha ice cream recipe

Matcha Tea Recipes

Let’s face it, everyone loves ice-cream. No matter what age group you come under, no matter what mood you’re in, or what diet you’re following. If anyone says ice-cream, we run towards them screaming.

I’ll tell you what though, you can make ice-cream out of green tea as well. And to be more specific, I’m talking about Matcha – the Japanese green tea, the craze right now.

Now, let’s learn a little about Matcha, shall we?

History of Matcha

A long long time ago, around the 12th century, a Zen monk by the name fo Elias got seeds from his trip to China. He thought that these seeds were all the rage, as he thought that he was the first to have discovered them. Much to his dismay, back in the 8-9th century, Buddhist monks had already got these seeds but had decided to compress them in cakes and bricks. The thought of having to power these seeds had not occurred to them until the next century.

As the powdered form of these seeds was being used in Chen monasteries – for healing purposes. Now, in 1191, Elias told his followers to consume these seeds regularly to maintain good health. One of his followers, Myoe, decided to begin cultivating these seeds in his temple precincts. Myoe noticed that the soil and the morning dew gave these seeds the best taste when powdered. This is how the powdered form of tea seeds began to be consumed.

Clearly, this brings us to our next step. How do we incorporate this into an ice-cream recipe? It’s not that difficult really. Let’s list down 20 insanely beautiful Matcha ice-cream recipes.

20 Insanely Beautiful Matcha Ice-Cream Recipes

Be honest, there is only one way to make ice-cream. But that doesn’t lead to all ice-cream parlors serving ice-cream, in the same way, does it?

That’s because, in the culinary world, you have many variations to making a particular dish.

So, let’s do it this way, we’ll list down the primary way to make a Matcha ice-cream and give you 20 variations of it as well.

Matcha Ice-Cream Recipe

Best Matcha Recipe

The ingredients that you will require are as follows:

  • 1 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 3 tbsp of hot water.
  • 3/4th cup of whole milk.
  • 2 eggs yolks.
  • 3/4th cup of heavy whipped cream.

Directions:

  • Take a small bowl, and add the hot water. Add the Matcha green tea powder as well and mix till there are no lumps. Set aside, to rest.
  • Take a saucepan and separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Begin to whisk the egg yolks lightly. Do not heat the saucepan just yet.
  • Add sugar to egg yolk mixture and mix it till the mixture has no lumps and is evened out.
  • Gradually add milk to the mixture and mix well.
  • Switch on the heat and place the pan on top. Make sure that the heat is low and stir the mixture constantly until it has thickened. Once the mixture has thickened, take it off the heat and place it aside.
  • Soak the bottom of the pan in ice water, to help cool the mixture.
  • Add the Matcha powder and water mixture to the egg mixture in the pan. Keep the bottom of the pan in the ice water.
  • Whip the heavy cream until it is slightly thick and airy. Add the whipped cream into the saucepan. Mix it well with all the other ingredients until you get a perfectly blended mixture.
  • Make sure that the mixture doesn’t have any lumps and is smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker and keep it in the freezer for about 8 hours.

Wasn’t it quite simple? Now, let’s try and see at least 20 variations of this recipe.

For those following a Vegan diet, here’s Vegan Matcha Ice Cream

Variation – 1

Matcha recipe

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz of coconut milk.
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • 2-3 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • ¼ cup of Medjool dates (optional)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup.
  • 1/4tsp xantham gum.
Variation – 2

matcha ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz fo full-fat unsweetened coconut milk.
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup.
  • 1 tbsp Matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Variation – 3

best matcha ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of full-fat coconut milk.
  • ¾ cup of maple syrup.
  • 1 pinch of salt.
  • ½ cup of raw cashew.
  • 2-3 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
Variation – 4

vegan matcha ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas.
  • ¼ cup of coconut milk.
  • 1 tbsp Matcha green tea powder.
Variation – 5

matcha tea recipe

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz of full-fat coconut butter.
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup.
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar.
  • ¼ cup of cashew butter.
  • ½ tsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • ¼ tsp sea salt.
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.

For those following a Paleo diet

Variation – 1

vegan matcha ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of heavy whipping cream.
  • 1 cup of sugar.
  • ½ cup of softened butter.
  • 6 tsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 pinch of salt.
Variation – 2

easy matcha ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz of coconut milk.
  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup.
  • 1 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 4 scoops of food collagen peptides.
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract.
Variation – 3

matcha ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup of whole milk.
  • ¾ cup of sugar.
  • ¼ tsp of salt.
  • 2-3 tbsp Matcha green tea powder.
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.
Variation – 4

paleo matcha ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of full-fat whipping cream.
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup.
  • 1 tbsp Matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
  • Chocolate chips, coconut chips, dried fruits, nuts, and cocoa nibs (optional)
Variation – 5

paleo matcha ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 400 ml heavy whipping cream.
  • 3 egg yolks.
  • ½ – 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • 2 tbsp Matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 tsp of sweetener (heaped)

For those on a low-carb diet

Variation – 1

low-carb matcha ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk.
  • 1 can of coconut milk.
  • ⅓ cup of unrefined cane sugar.
  • 4 tsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 2 scoops of vanilla flavored green food protein powder.
Variation – 2

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup of boiling water.
  • 4 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • ¼ cup of puree.
  • ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk.
  • 1 ½ cup of cream.
Variation – 3

low carb ice cream matcha

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut milk.
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk.
  • ¼ cup of local honey.
  • 2-3 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
Variation – 4

Ingredients:

  • Basic Anglaise sauce
    • 6 egg yolks
    • 600 ml of pure cream
    • 1 cup Spenda.

matcha tea ice cream recipe

  • Matcha ice-cream
    • 2 tsp of Matcha green tea powder
    • 2 ml o pandan essence.
  • Black sesame swirl
    • 1 tbsp of black sesame powder.
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil.
    • 1 cup of pure cream.
    • 2 tsp black chia seeds.
    • ¼ cup of cane sugar or your preferred sweetener.
Variation – 5

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 cup of whole milk.
  • 1 cup of whipped cream.
  • ¾ cup of sugar.
  • 2 whole eggs.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

For those who aren’t following any diet

Variation – 1

easy matcha ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • ¾ cup of white sugar.
  • 1 cup of whole milk.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.
Variation – 2

matcha tea ice cream calories

Ingredients:

  • 360 ml of whole milk.
  • 165 g of sugar.
  • 2-3 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 480 ml of heavy whipping cream.
Variation – 3

best matcha ice cream brand

Ingredients:

  • 400 ml of condensed milk.
  • 450 ml of whipped cream.
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.
  • 3 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
Variation – 4

easy matcha green tea ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of heavy cream.
  • 1 cup of whole milk.
  • ¼ tsp salt.
  • ⅔ cup of sugar.
  • 2 tbsp of Matcha green tea powder.
  • 6 large eggs.
Variation – 5

matcha green tea ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup of heavy cream.
  • 1 ¼ cup of whole milk.
  • ¾ cup of sugar.
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.

Finally, you’ve come to the end of the article. We hope that we’ve covered all the basic variations on Matcha ice-cream.

Do let us know what you think and don’t forget to share the love and the ice-cream! (:

Author Bio:   

Ana Farr is the Community Manager at matcha-tea.com. She is a matcha and mindfullness enthusiast and loves to chat about the implications of Blockchain technology.

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