Thursday, 26 March 2015

Matcha Green Tea Ice-Cream

Do you remember my Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder Review a few weeks back? I shared with you two recipes; Matcha Fruit Shake and Matcha Green tea Loaf. I've been enjoying Matcha Fruit Shakes ever since! I also shared with you another recipe which used the organic matcha green tea powder; my Matcha and Blueberry Oat Bars, which I have also been enjoying, perhaps a little too much!

Today, I want to share with you my fourth recipe; Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream, which is very refreshing and a great ingredient to use in a smoothie!



I've been making Matcha Green Tea ice cubes, which are great to add to drinks. What about trying a few with your gin and tonic? I can't advise whether or not that works as I'm teetotal, but if you try it let me know what you think!

You can make this ice cream using a powerful food mixer and you will have a dessert within seconds, great for impromptu dinner guests. I think you could make it the more traditional way too, although I've not tried this method, thanks to my Vitamix!

Ingredients 

1 Tbsp Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
300ml Water
75ml Fresh lemon juice
Lemon Zest of 1 lemon
250ml Lemon & lime yoghurt

Method
Mix the Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder with the water until fully combined. Add the lemon juice and rind and stir. Pour into an ice cube tray(s) or ice cube bag(s) and place in the freezer.

Once the ice cubes are frozen remove from the freezer and you're ready to make your ice cream.

Add the lemon & lime yoghurt to your food processor, followed by the ice cubes. Process until the mixture becomes a soft whip ice cream. Please check your processor can handle ice cubes first!

Enjoy!

Any remaining ice cream, transfer to a freezer safe bowl and freeze. You may want to do this in smaller portions as it does freeze very hard.

Quick tip: to double the amount of ice cream after freezing your first batch add a further 250ml of lemon and lime yoghurt, 1 Tsp organic matcha green tea power and frozen fruit (¼ pineapple and 1 banana) and blend again. Remember to break up your first batch of ice cream before adding to the blender.



Jasmine x

4 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this and I have a vitamix. Will have to try this out.

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    1. Let me know what you think, the citrus soya yoghurt takes away the bitterness of the matcha and its reported that taking matcha with lemons boosts its health properties :o)

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  2. This sounds so refreshing, and I love how simple it is to make. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. I love the Alpro Lemon & Lime yogurt!

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    1. Me too! I just can't get enough of it LOL x

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