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Coconut Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

coconut green tea ice creamSummmmmer summmer summer time.

Cool and creamy. Green and dreamy.

It has taken me weeks to get this ice cream in order. There was quite a bit of trial and error and plenty of those ‘back to the drawing board’ moments. Actually, I almost scrapped the idea until I had this bright idea. Since I don’t have an ice cream maker and I wanted to do something different for this ice cream that did not involve frozen bananas, I had to experiment a little.

If you’ve ever enjoyed green tea at an asian restaurant, than I feel you are going to be truly happy with this creation.

That’s what I believe, anyway 😉

Dairy free. Sugar free. Can easily be made vegan. Lowish carb. Clean eating. 100% healthy goodness.

When I did the review for Blue Apron my first box arrived a little worse for wear. Fed-ex wasn’t too kind. One thing I was able to save was a can of coconut milk. I’ve been hanging on to it, eyeballing recipes left and right waiting for the perfect one to come along. Warm weather arrived and I knew I wanted to test some green tea ice cream. I’m still working on my bag of matcha powder, testing new recipes when I feel green tea would be a great flavor. So far, my favorite besides all the smoothies was the Matcha Guacamole.

There’s also a surprise for you today.

Pretty excited to share this with you guys.

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For the green tea ice cream I was inspired by a recipe I came across from the Minimalist Baker. First, the photos are amazing and I am quickly becoming a fan of the dark background with the light pops of color. That feel really made this green tea ice cream pop.  Her recipe calls for an ice cream maker, but since I do not have one of those, I changed the recipe up a bit.

coconut green tea ice cream powder mix

First I unloaded all of the ingredients into the mixing bowl. Mixed them all on low.

When it came time to add the coconut milk, I used a can opener to poke two holes in it. I went to pour the liquid in and nothing came out. I was a little confused. I drink coconut milk, however this wasn’t what I was expecting.  Using a can opener I lifted the lid.

What is thatttttt?

I pick the can up. Trying to figure out if there is something written in oriental writing that didn’t translate to the english text.


Yup. There it was.


Ok, in it all goes.

Surely it will make my ice cream all nice and creamy. I know it seems silly, but I’ve only had coconut milk from the grocer. And, well, it’s a drinkable liquid. There’s also coconut oil which I use quite often! But this? Can’t say I recall ever using it for anything. First time for everything, right?

As I like to tell Mr. Yum, “This is how I learn.”

Coconut Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream {Giveaway}

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Inspired by Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream by the Minimalist Baker
4.75 from 4 votes


  • 1 can 13.5 fl. oz. Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3-4 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 cups non fat plain Greek yogurt


  • Combine coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla, and honey in a bowl and blend well.
  • Add the xanthan gum and blend again on low speed.
  • Add the green tea powder and Greek yogurt.
  • Blend at a high speed to make sure its blended and whipped well.
  • Taste and adjust the green tea or honey sweetness to your tastes.
  • Place in freezer.
  • Allow to freeze for 3-4 hours before serving.
  • Once frozen solid, allow to warm at room temperature for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.
  • You can also scoop some out and blend in a food processor to give it that creamy ice cream consistency.

Well, I like to think I learned pretty well.

At first I had all the ingredients without the Greek yogurt. Mr. Yum tasted it and felt even though it had good tea flavor, it was missing a bit of a creamy taste. That’s when I had this lightbulb moment. So, I let it sit out on my counter for about an hour. Once I was able to mix it well with a spoon I added the two cups of yogurt, a bit more honey and green tea powder. I put it back in the freezer after I had mixed it really well.  Since I knew we were going to have it for dinner that night I placed it on the counter as I made dinner. After dinner I was able to scoop around the edges.

marked green tea ice cream


Everyone loved it.

Another experiment had me scooping it out and putting it in a food processor to blend prior to eating. This worked out well, too as it creamed it up.

Bonus : drizzle with honey.

To. Die. For.

I now have a giant bowl of this in my freezer. I have a feeling it’s going to be our summer go-to treat for a little while.

While kiddo did enjoy it, I only gave her a little bit. So, if you are worried about the caffeine effect on children, rest assured when she is with me she’s not drinking pop, eating junk food, or anything else. I limit her sugar intake immensely. So, I think the little bit she has in the green tea, along with all the healthy stuff in it, trumps all the crap. She easily went to sleep that night and had no issues.

If your kid has sensitivities to caffeine, even of the natural sort, then this might not be a family friendly recipes.

Have you ever had green tea ice cream before? Are you a fan?

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  1. 4 stars
    I used to have one of these and I used it for EVERYTHING but at the time the kiddo was too sensitive to sounds that I couldn’t use it while he was awake. It got lost or stolen when we moved.

    1. Kiddo hates loud noises. She has gotten a bit better now that she is older, but I really loved that this mixer didn’t make a lot of noise, even at the highest setting.

  2. Loving all the new changes! Entered to win and share your site/posts as often as possible 🙂

  3. Great idea! I have had Green Tea Ice Cream at a Hibachi restaurant but never saw it in the grocery store, now I will just make it.

    1. That is exactly why I wanted to make my own. Thats the only place I get to eat it at and since we don’t go often, seemed like a good idea to try and make it myself! Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Hello to a fellow Mitten resident! I wish I had more counter space so I could just leave all my wonderful goods out in the open. But this piece is pretty amazing. Thank you so much for stopping by! Good luck.

  4. Your ice cream looks awesome- so glad you didn’t scrap the idea and pushed through. If I won this mixer, I think I’d make a from scratch Pineapple upside down cake. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. I love matcha green tea and I love ice cream, so I’d probably be making your recipe above if I were to win the mixer! 😉

  6. I would make a chocolate and peanut butter icebox cake. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  7. 5 stars
    If i won this mixer i would make some peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips. One of my favorite recipes.

  8. Mmm healthy ice cream. You just can’t go wrong. Thanks for sharing with Let’s Get Real (I’m co-hosting this week)!

  9. I’ve been wanting a stand mixer for years now. This would be a dream come true if I win 🙂 crossing my fingers! Matcha tea is one of my favorite flavors as well. Ice cream and milk tea. Delicious. Can’t wait to try it out and make it myself.

  10. I have wanted one of these forever! The first thing I would make would be a coconut pound cake. I have a terrific recipe for one but it takes ages to beat the eggs so I very rarely make it. This would be perfect for that! Along with everything else. 🙂


  11. Oh my gosh, I have been wanting one of these in forever!!!! If I won, I would make a ton of stuff – I love to bake and make breads, muffins, all sorts of things. With something like this, it would make creating fabulous cakes so much easier…

  12. I would make mashed potatoes. Our family can eat mashed potatoes until they come out of their ears.

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