Indulge in the complementary combination of refreshing ice cream and a distinctive matcha flavor!
Green tea ice cream is particularly refreshing, and perfect for the warmer months. This recipe is simple once you’ve prepped your equipment, and worth the wait of the “freeze time”.
It’s great for get-togethers, or just to have as an at-home snack. You’ll love the matcha-green color, as well as the unique, pleasant green tea flavor.
Of course, the matcha green tea powder gives more to this treat than its color. Matcha is made from finely-ground tea leaves that have been grown in the shade, which give them more chlorophyll than other green teas. This chlorophyll detoxifies the body, ridding it of heavy metals and chemical toxins.
Matcha tea powder also contains catechins which have antibiotic properties and promote overall health. It’s an anti-inflammatory, and helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It has been associated with preventing illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart problems, and even certain kinds of cancer.
Superfood matcha also increases your energy due to its caffeine—but it also contains L-theanine to balance out the caffeine, which means you don’t get the “crash” that comes with drinking coffee. This L-theanine not only boosts your energy; it also keeps you focused, relaxed, and de-stressed.
So give this matcha green tea ice cream a try! Be careful to follow the instructions on your ice cream maker, and good luck!
Delicious and Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice CreamPublished: 2017-06-28
- Ice cream maker, frozen 24 hours before making ice cream
- Airtight storage container
- Mixing bowls
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 6 teaspoons Epic Matcha green tea powder
- A big pinch of salt
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ingredients, scraping the whisk as you go. Stir often.
- When the liquid is very hot to the touch but not boiling, remove from heat. (Don’t allow it to foam.) Let the mixture cool down, and then refrigerate until chilled through, about 2-3 hours.
- Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and churn for 20-25 minutes in your ice cream maker.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight storage container and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving. *Note: If it’s very hard out of the freezer, you can microwave it for about 10 seconds before serving.
Yield 8 servings