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Healthy Matcha Ice Cream

Whip up a batch of this healthy, low-fat Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream in 10 minutes with just two healthy ingredients. It will satisfy all your dessert cravings and nourish your body with antioxidants and vitamins.

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream in a bowl

My recipe for matcha ice cream is sponsored by Nature's Blueprint, and  I am excited to share it with you!

Let's talk about Matcha.

The popularity of matcha green tea has been growing lately, and I am really excited to share this matcha green tea ice cream recipe with you as well as some things that I recently learned about matcha.

Everything you need to know about matcha:

  • Matcha is a finely ground powder made from whole green tea leaves
  • Matcha powder is dissolved in hot water completely, instead of brewing it and removing from the hot water like regular green tea leaves
  • Matcha contains significantly more antioxidants (10 times more!) than regular green tea since you are consuming the whole ground up green tea leaf
  • Matcha should be prepared using water between ~165-175F instead of boiling hot water, so you do not degrade the antioxidants and so that you do not extract the bitterness that can be present in green tea. ½ teaspoon of matcha to ~4-6 oz water is a good place to start and you can adjust the amount of water or matcha to your liking
  • Matcha comes in different grades: Ceremonial grade and Culinary (Food Grade)
  • Ceremonial grade is the good stuff that should be brewed into matcha tea because it is the smoothest matcha. It is made from the first couple of harvests of young tea leaves from the tea plant. Ceremonial grade matcha is very bright green in color and has a very fresh taste that is silky smooth
  • Culinary, or food grade, matcha is better for cooking and baking. This matcha comes from the 3rd harvest of tea leaves and beyond, and it is a bit less bright and tastes less smooth - but it is OK since the matcha is combined with other ingredients.
  • The ceremonial grade matcha is more expensive, and at first the price can look shocking:  ~$40 for 1 oz of matcha powder. WHATT???But when you think about the fact that 1 oz of ceremonial grade matcha will get you ~15-20 servings of matcha green tea, that is not bad at all. It is much cheaper than going to a coffee shop for a matcha latte, and the purity of the matcha you are getting when buying directly from a trusted company is so much higher than the matcha mixes they use at most coffee shops

Matcha Green Tea Latte in a mug

Related recipe: Apricot Ice Cream

Matcha Green Tea Nice Cream

I made this healthy Matcha Green Tea Nice Cream with culinary grade matcha. You've heard of nice cream before, right? Where you freeze chopped ripe bananas and them blend them in a food processor?

Whatever you want to call it - nice cream, or ice cream - frozen bananas make the creamiest, most delicious ice cream that tastes a bit like banana, but not overpoweringly so. In fact, you barely detect banana at all if you add other flavorful ingredients.

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream in a bowl

Banana "nice cream" is pretty much as healthy as a frozen treat can possible get. When I found out about this trick years ago and mentioned it to a coworker, word of this magical ice cream spread around the office like wildfire - everyone was trying it at home and loving it!

So if you haven't tried banana ice cream, I recommend starting with this healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream. It's super easy because it has just two ingredients. Adding matcha powder to make green tea ice cream will make it even tastier and healthier.

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later:

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Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
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Healthy 2-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream

This 2-serving, 2-ingredient Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream is the perfect healthy treat. Add a touch of agave syrup if you like your desserts on the sweeter side!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Kate



  • Remove the bananas from the freezer and let them thaw 5 minutes to soften them. Roughly chop them into 2-3 inch pieces. Place the bananas and matcha green tea (and agave, if using) in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. You might need to scrape down the sides with a spoon to get everything to blend. Serve immediately.


Use 2 large bananas or 3 small bananas. The nutrition facts are estimated for 2 medium-large bananas, without adding additional sweetener.

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Calories: 105kcal (5%) | Carbohydrates: 27g (9%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 422mg (12%) | Fiber: 3g (12%) | Sugar: 14g (16%) | Vitamin A: 76IU (2%) | Vitamin C: 10mg (12%) | Calcium: 6mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.


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Sunday 11th of October 2020

So easy!!! An great dinner refresh After a spicey meal. Thank you


Sunday 11th of October 2020

Ahh yes, something cold is wonderful after spicy food! Glad you enjoyed!

Denise Browning

Friday 14th of February 2020

Hi, Kate! I fould this matcha ice cream by accident. My daughter Chantal is gonna love this one.


Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi Denise! Nice! I hope she does like it! We love banana ice cream as a totally guilt-free dessert.


Friday 26th of August 2016

Perfect matcha ice cream <3


Saturday 9th of April 2016

I follow you on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook too!


Saturday 9th of April 2016

I love matcha! I actually use culinary grade in my lattes and it doesn't taste any different to me from more expensive kinds!

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