Green tea is on-trend and here to stay in all forms, including ice cream. If you’re feeling domestic, roll up your sleeves and make your own. We’ve scoured the web for 7 scrumptious green tea ice cream recipes that range from classic to innovative–some that don’t even require an ice cream maker! So break out your ice cream scooper and enough spoons for sharing.
1) Super Fast No-Churn Green Tea Ice Cream
This recipe from Thirsty For Tea blogger Bonnie Eng requires only four ingredients and no ice cream maker. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s a fast way to satisfy your cravings for tea and dessert in one bite. Eng also tells you how to add green swirls or sauce for extra pizazz, and encourages you to add in chocolate or another ingredient if you’re in the mood for extra flavor or texture.
2) Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream
This recipe from Minimalist Baker takes much longer than 10 minutes, but it offers many motivations to block off the 2 hours needed to make it: this ice cream has no dairy, no refined sugar, and only 154 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. Coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk provide the base of this ice cream, which gets its sugar from honey and dates and its flavor and color from green tea. All you need is a blender or food processer, and you’re off to the races. The author recommends pairing with pomegranate, fruit compote, or chocolate for extra flavor.
3) Ginger Green Tea Ice Cream
This recipe from Serious Eats pairs bitter green tea with hot ginger and requires an ice cream maker. Start by whisking matcha powder with half and half in a saucepan. Then stir in ginger and steep for one hour. Once steeped, add sugar, eggs, and salt to create custard. Strain and chill overnight, then churn in your ice cream maker. For ice cream that packs on heat, this is your go-to.
4) Three- Ingredient Banana Matcha Tea Ice Cream
This recipe from BLDG 25 is easy peasy and oh so delicious. It uses coconut milk as the base, adding only bananas and matcha powder to make ice cream, no ice cream maker necessary. If you want something sweeter, consider adding maple syrup or honey, and for extra flavor and texture, mix in nuts, fruit, or chocolate chips.
5) No Churn Matcha Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
This recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings brings America’s Favorite Cookie out to play. Heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and matcha combine to create ice cream, but when mixed with Oreos, it becomes so much more. No ice cream maker required, but you must freeze overnight.
6) Matcha Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream
This recipe from A Calculated Whisk brings together matcha and avocado for a double dose of green goodness. Gluten-free with a dairy-free option, it’s easy, creamy, and delicious. While the finished product won’t taste like avocado, the avocado adds creaminess and healthy fat to the ice cream. Honey and raw or coconut sugar provide sweetness, while a hint of ginger provides a slight spice.
7) Green Tea Ice Cream with Apricot Maca Sauce
This recipe from Blue Eyed Kitchen Cat pairs green tea and bananas to make a deliciously bittersweet ice cream, but it’s the sauce that’s the real star of this treat. Drizzled on top for extra credit is an apricot maca sauce, accented with coconut flakes and a drop of lemon or lime. Colorful and cool, this dessert’s a great dinner party dazzler or an indulgent way to end your day solo.