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No Churn Matcha Ice Cream

Sweet, creamy and simple! This no churn matcha ice cream recipe is only 3 ingredients and made with real matcha powder. You will love this easy green tea ice cream recipe!

Matcha No Churn Ice Cream

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2018. The post text has been re-written but the recipe remains the same!

You can’t be that surprised that I snuck in one more green recipe before St. Patty’s, right?! I’ve been thinking about this recipe for quite a while now, but I had yet to try it until a few weeks ago.

I wish I had known about the glory of this no churn matcha ice cream recipe earlier, as I can distinctly remember a few times that I was craving green tea ice cream in a big way; I actually even posted about it in one of my 10 Thoughts last year.  Last year I also ended up borrowing my in-laws’ ice cream maker and making some that way, but it was quite a bit of effort and time.

The first time I tried green tea ice cream was in Japan, waaaaay back in 2011. I was hooked! It’s so good. While always a big fan of green tea, I had never tried mixing that flavor into anything sweet.

Matcha No Churn Ice Cream

Is this no churn matcha ice cream recipe easy to make?

If you like that sweet, green tea flavour, you’ll love this ice cream. This recipe is so easy it’s almost embarrassing! It’s actually only three ingredients. THREE! Plus, you can make the matcha flavour as strong as you’d like, simply by adding more or less matcha powder to the base.

Where can you find matcha powder?

I buy my matcha powder at Bulk Barn (dangerous place), but you can also find it at most specialty tea shops. I’ve also bought it on Amazon. There are a few different types of matcha powder, and I can’t claim to know what the difference between all of them is. This might be a good question for that employee at the speciality tea shop!?

I’ve also seen a big tin of matcha powder at the Costco here in Calgary but I haven’t purchased it myself.

Matcha No Churn Ice Cream

This no churn ice cream consists of the same 2 ingredients as most of my other no churns; heavy whipping cream and condensed milk. The matcha powder gets added into the whipping cream prior to whipping it, and then the condensed milk is folded into the mixture. That’s it!

How long do you have to freeze the green tea ice cream for?

Once you’ve mixed everything together, you’ll have to freeze for 5-6 hours and all of this green tea ice cream can be yours 🙂 It’s tricky waiting around for it, but TRUST ME it’s worth the wait!

I mentioned in my post yesterday that we’re going out for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow – although a large part of me wants to just sit at home on the couch and eat some of this ice cream, I’m sure I’ll be glad I made it out once I get there!

Here’s to you celebrating the day of green in your own special way. Happy weekend!

matcha no churn ice cream recipe

matcha no churn ice cream

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matcha no churn ice cream recipe

Matcha No Churn Ice Cream

  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pint 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sweet, creamy and simple! This no churn matcha ice cream recipe is only 3 ingredients and made with real matcha powder. You will love this easy green tea ice cream recipe!


  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1.52 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 300 mL can sweetened condensed milk


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream and matcha powder (I used 1.5 tbsp but for a stronger flavour use 2 tbsp). Whip on high for 5 minutes or until the whipping cream begins to form stiff peaks.
  2. Using a spatula, fold the condensed milk into the whipped cream until combined. Pour the mixture into a standard size loaf pan or similarly sized freezer-safe container and freeze the ice cream for 5-6 hours or until firm.

Ice cream will keep in the freezer for 1-2 weeks.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: ice cream
  • Method: no churn
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: no churn matcha ice cream recipe // green tea ice cream recipe // no churn ice cream // green tea ice cream // matcha no churn ice cream recipe

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No Churn Matcha Ice Cream


  1. I’ve been slowly getting on the matcha train! But I’m obviously always on the ice cream train — so this sounds like something I could definitely get behind. Great treat before all the green this weekend!

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Green tea is my obsession lately! But I have yet to jump on the green tea in dessert train; you’re convincing me I need to do it soon. I’d love a big bowl of this tonight while I watch some basketball! Have a great weekend, Katherine!

  3. I haven’t used a lot of matcha, but am totally down with this and it’s definitely an excuse to use it more often!! And look at that pretty green colour, all fitting for St. Patrick’s Day! Pinned! Happy Friday, Katherine! XO

  4. I have never had green tea before, but this looks so yummy! Loving the green color and have been a long time fan of no-churn ice cream 🙂 XOXO

  5. I really have to get on the matcha train and at least try it! This is such a pretty color of green and I love tea so I can just imagine how good this must be! Take care.

  6. I have to admit I’m not a matcha fan but it sure is pretty! We used to make vegan matcha gelato at my coffee shop and it was so popular.

  7. crumbtopbaking

    This ice cream is such a pretty colour! Perfect for Patty’s Day and even Easter! And I can’t believe this is made with just 3 ingredients. Looks like legit creamy ice cream! BTW, I totally agree! Bulk Barn is a dangerous place!

  8. Yay to a no-churn ice cream!! Love the green, so mild and pleasant and the pictures are so beautiful Kathy:) Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. You cannot beat a 3 ingredient recipe—especially when it’s a delicious, picture perfect ice cream!! And a terrific dessert for St. Pat’s!

  10. Well I am totally in love with this creamy, dreamy and pretty (with a perfect tone of green) ice-cream. Perfect for St. Patrick’s day too!

  11. Ohhhhh – my daughter will love this! You can’t be no-churn! Pretty post, my friend!

  12. marcie@flavorthemoments

    I love matcha ice cream — it’s such a special flavor and the color can’t be beat (even if it’s not St. Paddy’s Day!). Love that this is no-churn so it’s even easier!

  13. Oooh, yeah! There’s something about matcha that is so Mmmmmm in ice cream, isn’t there? And I love a no-churn, there’s really just no excuse to not make it! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Mmm this ice cream sounds and looks delicious, Katherine! I’ve used matcha in many desserts, but I don’t think I’ve ever added it in ice cream. And I’m excited about an ice cream season – I’m going to pull my ice cream maker soon in order to start sharing many delicious (hopefully) ideas by May-June 🙂

  15. My favorite Vietnamese restaurant has green tea ice cream. It’s so good, but I’m always too full by the time dinner is over to order dessert. This is making me crave some! I’ve got to start making my own to enjoy whenever the mood hits!

  16. lol! You’re going to laugh when you see what I just posted – we should have pooled our ingredients! 😉 I love matcha and this ice cream looks incredible and SO easy and delicious!

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  22. This ice cream looks so yummy!

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