Matcha ice cream: green tea ice cream

Creamy Matcha ice cream powdered with Matcha powder and decorated with a cornflower.
Creamy Matcha ice cream powdered with Matcha powder and decorated with a cornflower.

This recipe for matcha ice cream tastes like the Original at the Japanese. It's going to work with my Ice base produced. For the creaminess is therefore no egg necessary.

Matcha is Green tea, which was ground into a fine powder. Those who like the taste of green tea will love this ice cream. Those who are rather skeptical about green tea should still give this ice cream creation a chance, because it has quite a unmistakable, refreshingly tart taste.

Ingredients Matcha ice cream

Preparation matcha ice cream

  • Heat milk, cream, sugar, salt and matcha while stirring until just before boiling.
  • Let cool slightly and add ice base while stirring.
  • Mix well with a hand blender.
  • Leave to cool in the refrigerator.

The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes, depending on the model. Switch on the mixer and pour in the ice cream mixture (duration approx. 30 minutes).
Alternatively the Ice in the freezer produce and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time about 4 hours).

Matcha ice cream after the freezing process in the ice cream machine.
Matcha ice cream after the freezing process in the ice cream machine.

If the ice cream has been in the freezer for a longer time, then let it thaw in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before eating.

Last updated on February 25, 2024 at 2:31 . Please note that the prices displayed here may have changed in the meantime. All information without guarantee.

Tips and interesting facts about Matcha

  • The tea bushes are shaded before harvesting, this creates the intense green color. If the powder looks brownish or grayish, the tea is usually oxidized and has clearly lost quality.
  • Matcha is a very noble tea variety. To enjoy the powder for a long time, it should be well closed, cool and dry stored. Some manufacturers supply the matcha in special tins.
  • Matcha can be found in some well-stocked supermarkets buy especially in larger cities. Alternatively in most Tea Shops or also in Internet order. I got mine at Tea connoisseurs ordered and the quality is incredibly good. For this the Price also very high. As I also drink it as tea, it is important for me to have a very high quality. Alternatively, you can also use the slightly "cheaper" Organic Matcha* order at Amazon.
  • Sometimes you find so-called Green tea powder. This differs from the method of production, is usually more tart and does not have the same quality as matcha. Therefore it is also significantly cheaper. However, for ice cream making, this powder is also fine.
Matcha ice cream balls sprinkled with Matcha powder.
Matcha ice cream balls sprinkled with Matcha powder.

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