Jun 13, 2018 (Last updated Aug 31, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
This Matcha Nice Cream is the ultimate frosty sweet treat you’re going to be craving all summer long! It’s the creamiest, dreamiest dairy-free ice cream of all time with delicious matcha flavour, and it only requires 3 simple ingredients.
No ice cream maker or fancy tools required! Now let’s get into the recipe pronto!
All you need to make an Instagram worthy, soft serve, dairy-free nice cream is 3 natural ingredients with tons of health benefits:
Make these matcha nice cream with me on my YouTube Channel, where I share my 5 Must-Have Matcha Recipes including this nice cream and how to make the perfect matcha latte!
To make your own nice cream it begins, of course, with frozen bananas for the base. Add them into your food processor, then add in the coconut milk, matcha powder, and any additional flavours you want in your nice cream.
Blend together until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. And there you have it! Smooth and silky vegan ice cream that rivals the delicious creaminess of traditional ice cream.
Ya’ll know I’m a big fan of recipes that can be made simply, without any special tools. (Check out my 5 vegan kitchen essentials for tools that you actually need in your kitchen and the one’s you don’t!) This nice cream is a perfect example that you don’t need an ice cream maker to make delicious and healthy vegan ice cream at home.
The best part of making nice cream at home is being able to load it up with your favourite toppings. Whether you’re enjoy this nice cream for breakfast or dessert, here are a few topping suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.
If you’re officially hooked on matcha ice cream, you must check out all of the flavour variations you can try. Trust me you’ll never get bored!
I like to describe the flavour of matcha nice cream as naturally sweet, earthy, creamy, and aromatic! It also of course has a base banana flavour thanks to the frozen, ripe bananas. Be sure to use a quality ceremonial grade matcha, otherwise your matcha green tea nice cream may taste bitter.
Really great question! It’s true that matcha contains caffeine and is a great substitute for your morning cup of coffee. Each serving of this matcha green tea nice cream recipe contains a 1/2 teaspoon of matcha, which is relatively low in caffeine. Unless you are really sensitive to caffeine, it’s unlikely to interrupt your sleep.
Absolutely! If you have leftover nice cream, place the leftovers in a freezer safe container or an insulated ice cream container. Spread the top of the matcha smooth, tightly cover, then store for up to 1 month. After 4-6 hours, the nice cream will be frozen solid. When you are ready to enjoy it again, allow the nice cream to sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes, or until the nice cream is scoopable again and enjoy!
Depending on your food processor, it may have trouble blending until completely creamy. If your nice cream seems extra thick and isn’t blending well on it’s own add a couple of tablespoons more of coconut milk, or your favourite non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk.
I hope you love this 3-ingredient matcha nice cream recipe as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons Cookbook for more beautiful vegan recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
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