This recipe uses real matcha powder. I created the recipe based on Ben and Jerry's® sweet cream base.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk matcha powder in a bowl to remove any lumps; add a splash of milk and whisk until matcha powder is completely dissolved. Gradually whisk remaining milk into matcha mixture.

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  • Combine cream and matcha mixture in a pot over medium-low heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk sugar and eggs together in a bowl. Pour 1/2 cup hot matcha mixture into egg mixture; mix thoroughly. Repeat with remaining matcha mixture. Pour mixture back into the pot.

  • Cook and stir matcha mixture over medium-low heat until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.

  • Pour cooled matcha mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Nutrition Facts

315.1 calories; 3.9 g protein; 22 g carbohydrates; 131.1 mg cholesterol; 52.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
The texture and flavor were just like store bought ice cream. I added 2 tbsp of matcha and a 3rd yolk (as suggested by another user) and the matcha taste was nice and strong. This had the same matcha ice cream taste that I could get when I lived in Japan. We froze it to get it harder, but it never went rock hard, like most homemade ice creams get in the freezer, which is a huge plus. And I served it at a dinner party and everyone loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2018
Please read reviews! I put 3 or so tablespoons of matcha. One is not enough and is a waste. I've had matcha ice cream in japan and if you want it to taste authentic you could get away with 5 tablespoons of matcha. I also added an extra egg yolk and cooked till I got a mixture which coated my spoon. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2016
The texture and flavor were just like store bought ice cream. I added 2 tbsp of matcha and a 3rd yolk (as suggested by another user) and the matcha taste was nice and strong. This had the same matcha ice cream taste that I could get when I lived in Japan. We froze it to get it harder, but it never went rock hard, like most homemade ice creams get in the freezer, which is a huge plus. And I served it at a dinner party and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2016
This was the best green tea ice cream I have ever had. I have always disliked green tea ice cream until I had this one. But I changed the cream from dairy cream to coconut milk. And EVERYONE loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2015
Delicious. I recommend doubling the matcha powder for tea lovers and adding an extra egg yolk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2019
I loved this recipe. Things I added/changed.... I went with 1 1/2 tablespoons of matcha but will most likely go to 2 tablespoons at least in the future. I added a dash (1/4 teaspoon) of salt to bring out the flavors. Used organic whipping cream and used organic half & half instead of plain milk along with farm eggs. The final texture and flavor was so close to store bought without the chemicals and preservatives. This ice cream base is the best one I've ever used. I plan on using this base from now on for any homemade ice cream. It's one that never got "crunchy-hard" in the freeze the way other homemade ice cream can get. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2015
Delicious. I love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2018
Please read reviews! I put 3 or so tablespoons of matcha. One is not enough and is a waste. I've had matcha ice cream in japan and if you want it to taste authentic you could get away with 5 tablespoons of matcha. I also added an extra egg yolk and cooked till I got a mixture which coated my spoon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2018
Great Recipe! Easy to make. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2019
Perfectly strong matcha flavor and creaminess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2019
This was a very simple and easy recipe, I also used the same base to make coffee ice cream, this is now going to be my guide for all my future ice creams Read More
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