Your #1 Online Baking Destination!


No Machine Matcha Ice Cream - so easy to make this delicious Homemade Summer treat.

Green Tea Ice Cream (No Machine)

Save Recipe

Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s pretty safe to say we have all heard of Matcha Green Tea. You may have seen this unusual ingredient used in my Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino video or in your favorite Japanese restaurant. Matcha is a form of ground green tea laves, hence it’s pretty bright green color and fresh grassy flavor. This is an extremely popular flavor for so many reasons. Besides its lovely distinct flavor, Matcha is extremely good for you as it’s full or antioxidants and gives you loads of energy. This is why it’s the perfect substitute for your morning coffee!

If you’ve never had it before this is the prefect way to give it a try! All you have to do is add just 2 tablespoons of Matcha powder to my two ingredient ice cream base and like that you have Green Tea Ice Cream.

First off, have you tried my Two Ingredient, Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine recipe? You simply whip up cream and condensed milk to create this amazing ice cream base without the need for an ice cream machine. You know that saying, “If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is…?” Well, in this case, it is that simple and it tastes that good. I have made almost 100 flavors from this two ingredient base including Lemon Meringue Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip and even my favorite flavors of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. You can probably tell by now that is a very versatile Ice Cream.

Green Tea Ice Cream is a great way to end a homemade Japanese inspired meal or perfection on its own as an afternoon treat. Below is my simple Green Tea Ice Cream recipe. I highly suggest you try this ice cream with a variety of toppings as Matcha lends itself to so many flavor combinations. I personally love Matcha and chocolate or Matcha and strawberry. Enjoy!

2 ingredient ice cream, no machine ice cream, 2 ingredients no machine ice cream, no ice cream machine, Homemade Ice Cream, Homemade No Machine Ice Cream, Two Ingredient Ice Cream, Ice Cream recipe, how to make homemade ice cream, how to make ice cream without an ice cream machine, egg free ice cream, easy ice cream recipe, how to make ice cream for kids, kids summer activities, match ice cream, japanese ice cream, green tea ice cream

Get more No Machine Homemade Ice Cream flavors from around the world including Neapolitan, Tiramisu, Banoffee Pie and Kulfi Indian Ice Cream.


4.71 from 17 votes
No Machine Matcha Ice Cream - so easy to make this delicious Homemade Summer treat.
Matcha Ice Cream (No Machine)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 2 pints
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 14 oz (1 Can/ 400ml) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular) cold
  • 2 cups (16oz/450 ml ) whipping cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Matcha green tea powder
Instructions
  1. ounces (1 Can/ 400ml) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular) cold
  2. cups (16oz/450 ml ) whipping cream, cold
  3. teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. tablespoons Matcha green tea powder
  5. Place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge to keep cold.
  6. Beat cold heavy cream on medium in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) until stiff peaks form.
  7. Turn down the speed a little and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. (Stir in vanilla extract now if desired).
  8. Then, turn up the machine speed again and whip until your mixture is thick and to stiff peaks.
  9. Now that you have your ice cream base add in your Matcha green tea powder and mix on medium speed until the mixture is a neven mint green color.
  10. Transfer your ice cream to a large resealable container and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight before scooping and serving.

SUBMIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS OF THIS RECIPE

3 Images
Submit Your Photos
Cyndi Conlow Olsen
Minn
KittyBell
mug_logo_150
Katherine Cowgill by Teren Oddo Oct. 2015

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I’m passionate about sharing my years of experience to show you how to make game-changing baking recipes with over-the-top results! Join more than 1 Million other Bold Bakers in the community for new video recipes every week!

Have you made a recipe? Share photos on my website or across social media with the hashtag #boldbaker.

And don't miss my NEW Bold Baking recipes and tips. Sign up for my weekly email newsletter.

51 Comments

Write a Comment and Review

  1. Nazeera on October 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Hi Gemma, I want to ask your opinion, if I replace the vanilla extract to green tea extract, should I reduce the matcha powder? Btw, thanks a lot for sharing marvellous desserts’ recipes. You are my inspiration to bake at home. Greetings from Malaysia ♥♥

    • Gemma Stafford on October 3, 2018 at 2:00 am

      Hi Nazeera,
      If you are changing the extract to increase the green tea flavor then do not reduce the matcha powder. The vanilla adds another note of flavor to this. You can of course experiment with these recipes, to your heart’s content!
      Thank you for being here and for your kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. KittyBell on July 29, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Thank you for that home made ice cream recipe. I have tried it and it was a success. From that base ice cream I made my buttercream maple with candied pecans and walnut….so delicious and creamy.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      I’m really delighted to hear that! Thanks for letting me know.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  3. Danielle on July 14, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Hello!

    I want to make different kinds of ice cream from one base batch like your video. How much base and matcha powder do you use in the video? The matcha is for my husband…the chocolate will be for me 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on July 14, 2018 at 2:23 am

      Hi Danielle,
      Did you read the recipe here:
      4 tablespoons Matcha green tea powder
      Scroll down through the photos and there it is.
      I hope you enjoy this ice cream, you guys are so good to your families, well done,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Lynn on March 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    the ice cream is really easy to make and it doesn’t take long at all. also, there are no crystals after we froze it, even without stirring the ice cream regularly. it is tasty. however, it is waaay too sweet and doesn’t have enough of the typical bitterness to be considered green tea ice cream, and I even used less condensed milk.

    we’re gonna enjoy eating it nevertheless

    • Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Hi Lynn,
      Yes, condensed milk is sweet, and cannot condense without the sugars. Adding more cream will help.
      A traditional recipe, like a gelato may suit your taste better, but it will need to be churned in some way. I am sorry this was not perfect for toy,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Minnie on March 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Followed the recipe to a tee and it turned out perfect.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Yay! I love to heat that 🙂

      Gemma.

  6. Alvin on February 27, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Hiii!! I came upon your recipe and would want to try it out. May I know 2 pints means how many ml of ice cream I can make? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on February 28, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Hi there Alvin,
      An imperial pint is a little under 1/2 liter, 474ml.
      The volume is increased by the whipping of the cream, which is full of air really!
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Elaine on November 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hi, I am just trying out the Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream. The batch in the freezer was made with regular Sweetened condensed milk. Can I use the Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk instead?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 10, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Hi Elaine,
      YES! Milk will condense without fat, but not without sugar, go for it, all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Charlie on July 31, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Hi Gemma

    I just try this recipe last night, and this morning the ice cream turns out delicious and extremely rich. Could I reduce the amount of whipping cream or condensed milk to make the ice cream less rich in fat? Thank you very much

    • Gemma Stafford on August 1, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Hi Charlie,
      Thank you for your kind comment.
      This recipe works because of the fat!
      35% fat content cream will work for you, the water content below this level will freeze like ice, and form crystals. It is a conundrum!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Cynthia on July 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Hi, Gemma! I love your recipes and YouTube videos. I just made this Matcha Green Tea no Machine Ice Cream. It’s very easy to make. I just let my Hamilton Beach mixer run longer until the mixture turns very creamy and the tea blended. I added 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 2 drops of green gel food color. I also used all organic ingredients. The ice cream is in the freezer right now. I’m giving my girlfriend 1/2 pint of matcha ice cream and the rest will be served at home! ?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Hi there Cynthia,
      Good, i am happy that you tried this one. Yes, blending this is important, and the addition of the mint is inspired, thank you for sharing this tip with other bold bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Cynthia on July 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm

        Hi, Gemma! The matcha icecream is so creamy and smooth!!! I love it! My girlfriend said it’s not bad. It’s so easy to make! Definitely a keeper! ?

        • Gemma Stafford on July 11, 2017 at 2:23 am

          That is great Cynthia, I am happy that you like this, your girlfriend may like a different one! then oyu can have the matcha all for yourself!
          Gemma )

  10. margo on July 7, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Gemma:

    I tried this recipe with the Macha tea I had and it was ridiculous..I even ground the tea up in a coffee grinder to make it fine. It didn’t color the ice cream and it didn’t taste like the green tea ice cream I had one in a Japanese restaurant made by Carnation, Inc.

    So Im going to try it again, but this time I am going to make a very concentrated tea of green tea from the grocery store and see what that delivered in flavor. Something was left out somewhere and other green tea ice creams I have read recipies for talk about cooking the tea and sugars together and then letting them coo. of course and proceeding from there. What are your thoughts?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 8, 2017 at 3:51 am

      hmm, I don’t know about cooking the tea with sugars, I haven’t heard of that but might be worth trying.

      You do need to add a good bit of green tea to change the flavor and color so next time maybe add a bit more.

      Hope this helps,
      Gemma.

      • Rivka L on September 11, 2017 at 9:39 am

        No real matcha needs to be ground any finer than it already is. There are different grades available. A cooking grade (some added powdered rice as filler) works fine for this. Restaurants will often use a commercial syrup, especially if not high end. Experiment with the amounts of matcha and sugar. I add the matcha a tablespoon at a time and taste.

        Gemma, could you also do a wasabi ice cream, sounds scary, but its heavenly. Also, black sesame.

        • Gemma Stafford on September 12, 2017 at 6:23 am

          I’ll add them to my list. I didn’t know there was such a thing as wasabi ice cream 🙂

          Best,
          Gemma.

    • Belle on December 22, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Green tea is not the same as Matcha. Matcha is green tea grown in the shade and the powder is more concentrated. You need to buy real Matcha powder. Brewing and concentrating green tea is no substitute.

  11. Pamela Yu on July 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Hello, I am interested in making your green tea ice cream. Since I prefer ice cream not too sweet, is there a way to reduce the condensed milk without affecting the texture?

    Thank you.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2017 at 1:42 am

      Hi Pamala,
      Milk will not condense without this level of sugar. The balance of a recipe is important. you can reduce the quantity of condensed milk a little, maybe by about one tablespoon, but you must be using fresh dairy cream or this will not work for you. Give it a try!
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Lucas on June 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I loved the green tea ice cream. My sister wants me to make her some chocolate ice cream though. Can I use cocoa powder (how much)? Or, do I need to use melted chocolate…what kind of chocolate, how much, and how exactly should I go about melting it?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Hi Lucas,

      check out this post for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Scroll down and you will see recipes for chocolate ice cream.

      Good Luck,
      Gemma.

  13. Lilies on June 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Thanks for this easy to do I cream.

  14. Amy on May 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hi Gemma I love watching your videos and like that you use simple ingredients and make so many flavours! I was wondering if I could use green tea bags in place of the powder as I love green tea but have never seen matcha powder? Also I find that out freezer makes frozen goods go solid, even in your no machine recipes? It could be our freezer but if you know a way to solve this I would be very grateful as it happens with almost everything! Thanks a lot! ?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Hi Amy,
      NO! you will not get the flavor from a green tea bag, I am sorry.
      You will find Matcha powder online, at Amazon, in the UK too I believe.
      Your freezer should operate at minus 18 degrees. The ice cream will set firm, but if you use the exact cream and condensed milk it will not freeze hard.
      So, double cream in the UK will range from 35% – 49% fat content, the higher the fat content the softer it will freeze. The condensed milk does need to be right too. This is a simple recipe, but it does rely on the ingredients being just right,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Amy Bonner on June 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

        Ah ok thanks a lot, I may have a look around, perhaps they will sell the powder in health food stores. Ah yes I think i’ve read about the fat content when making frozen yoghurt, I will check our freezer too as it always ices over! Thanks for the reply ?

        • Lucas on June 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm

          I ordered my matcha green tea powder from nuts.com. It was like $24 with s&h, but the ice cream turned out really great.

          • Gemma Stafford on June 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm

            thats great to hear :). Mine was also very pricey.

    • Carmelita Fish on July 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Hi,to those looking for Matcha Green Tea Powder go to Trader Joe’s if you have one in your area.
      I’ll be going there tomorrow to buy Match a and I will make Gemma’s two
      ingredients recipe. This will be great
      since am avoiding eggs in my diet.
      I’ll let you know the results. My husband and I loves green tea ice cream.
      Good luck !

      • Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2017 at 1:15 am

        Thank you for your input Carmelita.
        Matcha powder seems to be generally available in the major US stores. It seems to be less available in other places. It is available from amazon.com too.
        good to have you with us,
        Gemma 🙂

  15. Sidney on May 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to make this green tea ice cream in an ice cream maker. Do I need to make any modifications? Maybe not whip the cream beforehand? Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Sidney,

      you can put the whole thing just like the way I do it into the machine, however there really isn’t a benefit to doings this. It is ready to freeze as is.

      Hope this helps,
      Gemma.

  16. IvvI on May 17, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hi Gemma!
    I am delighted with your recipes!
    Many things can not buy me in Serbia, but I manage somehow … 🙂
    But I need help with something …
    Can you tell us where to find this wonderful resealable container?
    Bye!

  17. Phuong Nguyen on May 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Hi Gemma, it’s great to see another video in your No-machine Ice Cream as a follower! I’m really glad that you also start to experiment with matcha powder too, as this is one of the most popular ingredient in Asia desserts.
    However, as someone who always has matcha powder in the pantry, I would say that this kind of powder is easily clumped when adding straight into wet mixture without before-hand sifted or loosen. As a consequence, it may take a long time to mix all the clumps in the batter, and may also destroy the desire texture of our dessert.
    I would like to recommend mixing the powder with a small amount of hot water or milk before adding to the ice cream base. I’ve done this so many time and the texture of my ice cream is still soft and melty, plus it’s a great way to prevent ice cream from being over-mixed.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2017 at 12:54 am

      Thank you Phuong, That is a great tip, I love that you guys are adding your ideas on here too, we all learn from each other, so many thanks to you and to other Bold Bakers who contribute solutions to problems, and recipe ideas too, real community effort.
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Lee on May 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I make “no-machine” ice cream all the time and have for years….. so great to see it “catching-on”.
    You might want to mention that you should sift “powders” (chocolate, Matcha, etc) into the ice-cream base or you can get little lumps that wont incorporate properly and in the case with Matcha can taste bitter.
    To sift I simply put a regular strainer over the bowl when I measure out the powder and use the measuring spoon or my figure to break up the little bits that dont go thru.
    Tried your Matcha, good idea….liked it. Keep the “combos” coming.
    Thank you,
    Lee

    • Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hi Lee,
      I am so happy to have this extra advice coming in from the Bold Baking community, it is so helpful, to me, and encourages others to get baking too.
      Thank you for this one, I look forward to any other tips and tricks you have,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Paula on May 5, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Can I make the ice cream with pre-whipped cream instead?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Hi Paula,
      Yes, but it is more expensive to buy, and you need to be sure it is fresh dairy cream. Also do not confuse weight with volume,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Jenna on May 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Gemma! I love your videos! You’re a real inspiration. Because of you, I wanna be a baker and hopefully open up my own bakery…once I can make money cause I’m only in 8th grade. I know this has nothing to do with Green tea ice cream, but are you ever gonna do a meet and greet in LA? If so, I would be so happy! 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on May 5, 2017 at 3:35 am

      Hi Jenna,
      I do meet and greet occasionally. I will keep you in mind, thank you for being with us,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Rose on November 18, 2018 at 7:13 am

        Can I sell this ice cream in my ice cream shop

        • Gemma Stafford on November 20, 2018 at 3:04 am

          Hi Rose,
          Food produced for sale or supply is heavily regulated here in the US, in Europe and other places too.
          I think you need to get advice local to you. The recipes here are designed for home consumption. The first rule when selling to the public has to be ‘do no harm’ so storage of ingredients and the finished product, temperature control etc are vital.
          I hope this is of help,
          Gemma 🙂

Write a Comment and Review

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This