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Refreshing Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Now you need not wait until your next visit to a Japanese restaurant to lay your hands on this gorgeous ice cream! Make this in the comfort of your kitchen with an ice cream maker and devour this supreme creation. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: green tea ice cream
Appliance: Ice Cream Maker
Servings: 2
Author: Sakina Kheriwala


  • 500 ml milk
  • 250 ml heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150 g castor sugar
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder culinary grade


  • Bring the milk and cream to a simmer over low heat in a saucepan. Turn the heat off and set aside.
  • Whisk 2 egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until the color of the mixture becomes pale. The mixture should look fluffy. 
  • Add the matcha green tea powder to the sugar and yolk mixture and stir well.
  • Gradually pour the warm milk mixture into the egg mix and keep whisking until smooth. 
  • Strain the mixture into a clean saucepan and place over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Leave it aside to cool.
  • Pour the matcha green tea mixture into an ice cream maker. 
  • Run the ice cream maker for about 20 minutes, and once the mixture has become thick, pour it into a container and freeze it until set. 
    Matcha ice cream scoop in white bowl on a wooden background


You can make the ice cream without an ice cream machine. Just place the mixture in the freezer and whisk it vigorously every 30 minutes four times until it is too firm to whisk. It takes about 4 hours to freeze. 
Cover the ice cream with parchment paper for a longer-lasting creamy and soft texture.
Make this ice cream a double treat by adding delicious toppings of chocolate syrup or tropical fruits like pineapple and strawberry.
It is advisable to not substitute the culinary grade matcha powder with an ordinary leaf green tea powder. 
For a vegan green tea ice cream, use coconut milk, soy milk, or almond milk.