Add cream and sugar to a small saucepan. Sift in matcha powder
Simmer over a low heat for about five minutes until sugar is dissolved. Don't worry if the matcha powder is still lumpy at this stage.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for five minutes.
Add salt and vanilla essence, stir well.
Cover a chill in refrigerator, preferably overnight
If using a self chilling ice cream churner turn on ten minutes before churning, otherwise take bowl out of the freezer right before churning.
Churn ice cream base in ice cream churner. It will be the consistency of soft serve when done.
Eat immediately or transfer to a chilled container and freeze until desired firmness it reached.