Green Tea is more than just a drink. It is an experience. Brewing up a cuppa is but the beginning, as these remarkable leaves can offer so much more.

This is especially the case with Matcha, a Green Tea that has been ground into a fine powder. We’ve previously shown you how to make a Matcha Cheesecake. Now is the time to present you with how to make Green Tea ice cream instructions! 

Best of all, once you know what to do, you can buy the finest Matcha Green Tea Powder at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Our family-run business has long packed our products fresh to order, thereby ensuring quality and consistency.

From Rooibos to Espresso, Oolong to Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, the possibilities are almost endless. But let’s stick to Green Tea ice cream for the time being. 

How to Make Green Tea Ice Cream

How to Make Green Tea Ice Cream

Ice cream is an indulgent delight known and loved globally. To say there are a fair few flavours would be a colossal understatement. Among them is the one you’re about to try here.

But before we show you how to make Green Tea ice cream, there are a couple of things to note. First off, if you’re wondering, “Is Green Tea ice cream healthy?”, the simple answer would be that it depends on your perspective. 

Matcha Tea benefits, in particular, have, for millennia, impressed casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. However, we’re not talking about a standalone brew but an ingredient added to famously calorific ice cream.

So keep that fact in mind when you’re tempted by a second helping. With that out of the way, we can move on to providing you with a step by step guide. Just don’t forget the ice cream maker! 

Ingredients: Three tbsp of Matcha Green Tea Powder, 1½ cup (360ml) whole milk, ½ cup (120ml) double cream, ½ cup sugar and ⅛ tsp sea salt. 

Time Needed: Approx. 7½ hours.  

1. Prepare the Ice Cream Bowl.

Your bowl needs to be left in the freezer for 24 hours.

2. Start Creating the Mixture in a Saucepan.

Combine your whole milk and double cream in a medium saucepan along with the sugar and salt.

3. Whisk the Mixture Together.

It needs to be whisked thoroughly until it has reached the right consistency.

4. Time to Add the Matcha Powder.

Add the Matcha Tea using a fine-mesh Tea Strainer.

5. Ready, Steady, Cook!

Continue to medium-heat the mixture until you see small bubbles around its edges. You can then remove it from the heat as you shouldn’t let it boil over.

6. Transfer it to the Bowl.

Get your bowl out of the freezer and pour in the soon-to-be ice cream.

7. Make an Ice Bath.

Don’t worry - it’s not for you but for the bowl to sit in until cool.

8. Leave in the Fridge for a Few Hours.

About three hours should be sufficient.

9. Move on to the Ice Cream Maker.

Follow the ice cream maker’s instructions accordingly.

10. Airtight Container for the Freezer.

You’ll need to transfer the soft ice cream into an airtight container and freeze it for at least four hours before serving. Of course, the longer you leave it, the better. 

What Does Green Tea Ice Cream Taste Like?

What Does Green Tea Ice Cream Taste Like?

Ice cream is often an after-dinner treat well-suited to the winding-down part of the evening. That’s all fair and well. But not all kinds of ice cream contain Green Tea.

Which prompts the question: Is there Caffeine in Green Tea ice cream? Indeed there is - anywhere between 25mg and 70mg, depending on the serving size. The bottom line is that you should be wary of having it too near bedtime!

Summary to How to Make Green Tea Ice Cream

You’ve tried chocolate chip and vanilla; you’ve gorged yourself on strawberry, Neapolitan and cookie dough. But you don’t know what you’ve been missing until you’ve learned how to make Green Tea ice cream.

You can thank us later. For now, be sure to browse our comprehensive selection of Loose Teas and Coffees - not least Matcha - to find the brew for you.

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Author: Richard Smith

Partner at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company

Richard Smith is a Tea expert, entrepreneur, and owner of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Part of a family of renowned Tea planters dating back four generations, he was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, where he spent his childhood between Tea Estates in Assam and Darjeeling.

In the late 1970s, having accumulated years of knowledge in the industry, Mr Smith and his mother, Janet Smith, moved to Kent, South East England, to establish a Tea business in the village of Pluckley. Their early days of packing Tea Bags by hand from chests of 10,000 prompted the creation of the company’s flagship infusion known as Pluckley Tea. It remains our most popular product today.

Mr Smith, who studied economics at London Polytechnic, has since specialised in over 1,000 types of Loose Leaf Tea - in addition to around 70 varieties of Roast Coffee - from around the world. These are now available at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is still packed by hand and fresh to order, not only to honour tradition but to ensure the utmost quality and consistency.