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Luxuriously smooth scoop of homemade matcha ice cream.

Matcha Ice Cream

This smooth and creamy Matcha Ice Cream comes together from just three ingredients and does not require an ice cream machine. Verdant green and packed with green tea flavor, this is the best way to make no-churn ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese-Western
Keyword frozen, ice cream
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Dairy
Diet Gluten-Free, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 281kcal
Author Marc



  • 12 grams matcha (~2 tablespoons)
  • 100 grams sweetened condensed milk (⅓ cup)
  • 225 grams heavy cream (1 cup)
  • Powdered sugar (optional, to taste)


  • Sift the matcha into a medium bowl.
    12 grams matcha
    Sifting matcha into a glass bowl.
  • Use a spatula to stir the sweetened condensed milk into the matcha until it's smooth and free of lumps.
    100 grams sweetened condensed milk
    Matcha mixed together with sweetened condensed milk.
  • Pour the cold cream into the bowl and stir the mixture together, being sure to scrape up all of the condensed milk sticking to the bottom and sides of the bowl. Taste the mixture and add powdered sugar if you don't feel it's sweet enough.
    225 grams heavy cream, Powdered sugar
    Stirring together matcha ice cream base with spatula.
  • Now use a whisk or egg beater to whip the mixture until the surface of the cream shows ripples, and it's about the consistency of thick pancake batter.
    Whipped green tea ice cream base.
  • Pour the Matcha Ice Cream base into a container with a lid and then put it in your freezer overnight.
    Pouring matcha ice cream base into a glass container.
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer about 5 minutes before serving, so it softens a little before scooping.
    Scooping matcha ice cream.



Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 146mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1044IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg