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Matcha ice cream

This easy matcha ice cream sings with matcha flavour, is egg free and simple to make.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Freezing time overnight12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: ice cream recipe, Matcha ice cream, philadelphia style ice cream


  • ice cream churner
  • hand mixer


  • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
  • ½ cup (120gms) caster sugar
  • 2 table spoons (30 gms) matcha powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 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.


Matcha powder is often available from Asian supermarkets or can be ordered online