How to Make Delicious Japanese Matcha Ice Cream

How to Make Delicious Japanese Matcha Ice Cream

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves that’s a staple in Japanese cuisine. Matcha ice cream is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy this unique flavor. Here’s how to make it:


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, and half of the sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is just beginning to steam.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, matcha powder, remaining sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until the mixture is pale and slightly thickened.
  3. Gradually pour the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly, until fully combined.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon, about 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to let the mixture boil.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap directly onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until the ice cream is thick and creamy.
  7. Transfer the ice cream to a container and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
  8. Serve the matcha ice cream scoops and enjoy!

With these simple steps and quality ingredients, you’ll be able to create a delicious and unique Japanese matcha ice cream that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

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