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Green Tea Ice Cream (No Machine)

4.54 from 78 votes
Easily make Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream with my Two Ingredient, No Machine Ice Cream recipe and Match Powder. It's that simple and beyond delicious!
No Machine Matcha Ice Cream - so easy to make this delicious Homemade Summer treat.

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!

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Matcha Ice Cream (No Machine)

4.54 from 78 votes
Easily make Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream with my Two Ingredient, No Machine Ice Cream recipe and Match Powder. It's that simple and beyond delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Easily make Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream with my Two Ingredient, No Machine Ice Cream recipe and Match Powder. It's that simple and beyond delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 pints

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

  • ounces (1 Can/ 400ml) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular) cold
  • cups (16oz/450 ml ) whipping cream, cold
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • tablespoons Matcha green tea powder
  • Place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge to keep cold.
  • Beat cold heavy cream on medium in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) until stiff peaks form.
  • Turn down the speed a little and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. (Stir in vanilla extract now if desired).
  • Then, turn up the machine speed again and whip until your mixture is thick and to stiff peaks.
  • 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.
  • Transfer your ice cream to a large resealable container and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight before scooping and serving.

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Jacqueline Mazour
3 months ago

I’ve made three different ice creams using this recipe: matcha (your recipe), fresh strawberry and fresh lemon (organic grown in Arizona). All have turned out delicious and I can hardly wait to make the next two on my creative list – dark chocolate/cherry and pistachio/honey (organic mesquite honey from Arizona). Thanks so much for this easy, delicious base recipe. I’m having loads of fun!

Leanne
Leanne
11 months ago

Hi Gemma, you will be happy to know that you can make sugar free sweetened condensed milk by using Erythritol in place of regular sugar. Because Erythritol by itself is 70% as sweet as regular sugar it creates a luscious creamy condensed milk that isn’t overly sweet and I think will pair very well with the matcha powder to make an ice cream very similar to the kind found in Japanese Restaurants which isn’t as sweet as regular ice cream. One thing to note when making the sweetened condensed milk with erythritol (I used my coffee grinder and turned my… Read more »

Joahanne
Joahanne
26 days ago

Hi, thanks for this wonderfully simple recipe. I’m trying it as I type this and everything was going well till I sifted the matcha powder in. It didn’t whip up into stiff peaks. Why do you think that is and how can I fix it? TIA

Eri
Eri
1 month ago

I was so amazed at how easy this recipe was! I don’t have a hand mixer, so I used a mini blender I use for smoothies to whip my cream and blend everything. I added the condensed milk slowly and pulsed it to get it fluffy. The consistency turned out perfect for my liking. I am so excited to try other flavours and add ins! I added a bit more matcha and less condensed milk as I saw other reviews mentioned it was too sweet — And holy moly is it sweet. I have a HUGE sweet tooth and I… Read more »

Amie Dariotis
Amie Dariotis
1 month ago

Can you make spumoni with this recipe somehow? I’m trying to find a sugar free so
pumoni ice cream recipe that doesn’t require any machines

Dee
Dee
3 months ago

Is there a non dairy version of this recipe?

Helen
Helen
3 months ago

Hi Gemma: love your youtube channel, i made English muffin three times already during the Covid lockdown! great fan of all your no knead baking recipes!!!

Question for the matcha icecream, if i don’t want to use condensed milk, is there any other substitue? I like condensed milk but find it too sweet, would this recipe be on the sweet side? I usually do not add sugar to anything. Thanks in advance, keep up the good work and you always look stunning beautiful on your videos!

Amanda
Amanda
3 months ago

Hi, if I am unable to get hold of heavy cream, would 35% whipping cream do as well?

Dee
Dee
6 months ago

Hi all, has anyone tried a dairy free version? Would soy or almond milk work with this recipe? Or coconut milk maybe?

ATG
ATG
11 months ago

So far so perfect. Now for the waiting. What do you garnish it with? A Maraschino cherry? A sprig of mint? Seems like in Chinese restaurants they put something on top. Maybe I’m thinking of pistachio ice cream, or spumoni. Either way, I can’t wait!

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