Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream

I love ice cream, you've probably heard this statement from multiply people, cuz come on who doesn't  love ice cream? But no seriously I..LOVE..ICE CREAM.  It's my go to dessert of choice, hell I could probably eat ice cream everyday for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.  If I had to be stranded on a deserted island and could only have 1 choice of food, it would be ice cream.  I told you I'm pretty serious about my ice cream. 

I recently became the temporary owner / foster parent of a fancy ice cream machine. My boss is going to be deployed and lend me his very expensive and ultra quick high tech ice cream machine and I am in love with it.  I've already created 5 different ice creams and still experimenting with trying to find the perfect recipe.  I like weird and odd flavors, and I'm not afraid to try something different.  So since I have some left over matcha powder for my recent match cupcakes I thought I would make a matcha inspired ice cream.  Using coconut milk gave the ice cream a nice subtle flavor and added creaminess. I think next time I might add coconut flakes into the ice cream at the end of the process.

Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream

Adapted from Imperial Sugar


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1-3 tablespoons matcha powder (fyi, if you use 3 tbls it will be a very intense green tea taste)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup 2% milk or whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon corn starch


- In a large bowl whisk together the matcha powder and heavy whipping cream until smooth and set aside

- In a medium sauce pan, on medium high heat, add the milk, coconut milk, sugar and salt and heat until scalding.
- Stir in egg yolks, whisking constantly so they dont turn into scrabble eggs, add in the corn starch and keep whisking for about 8 minutes until slightly thicken.
- Add the heated mixture to the matcha powder mixture, whisking together until combined and cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or to speed up the process put the bowl into an ice bath for 45 min.

all ingredients combined

- Pour the cold mixture into your ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturers instructions, about 28 minutes. Transfer to a container and freeze until ready to serve.

*If the mixture has frozen solid just put it in the microwave for 20 seconds to help loosen it up to scoop.


  1. That looks beautiful. I'm with you on the ice cream - AMAZING stuff. Plus, it's green, and I love funky coloured ice cream, specially naturally coloured :)

    1. Thanks Emma, yeah I love green too, such a great color.

  2. Terrific use of macha powder, can't wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Thank you, its a good thing matcha is pretty abundant in Japan :)

  3. Oh, HELLO?!

    This looks crazy yummy. Must try.

  4. Green tea coconut milk ice cream looks delicious. I haven't bought the ice cream machine yet. may be some time in future.

  5. Oh my! The texture of that ice cream looks incredible...So making this!!

  6. So I have to track down this powder! I love making ice cream now. I keep the ice cream making on the bench top!


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