Cool Green Tea Ice Cream Recipes for One and All

The amazing health benefits of green tea is the world is once best kept secret. The tea’s antioxidants have unique properties to benefit anyone and everyone. There’s many ways to consume green tea. When you desire a sweet treat, green tea is there for you. Try these green tea ice cream recipes and satisfy your craving for dessert with less guilt.

Rich and Creamy Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Green tea ice-cream on dark wooden background

This savory green tea ice cream recipe is a crowd-pleaser.


  • Powdered green tea, ½ ounce
  • Egg yolks, 15
  • Milk, 1 quart
  • Heavy Cream, 1 cup
  • Half and Half, 1 cup
  • Sugar, 1 pound

You’ll also need

  • Medium saucepan (for cooking)
  • Large spoon
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large saucepan (for cooling)
  • Ice cubes, up to 24


Prepare Cold Water for Cooling Down the Mixture

  • Put the ice cubes in the large saucepan.
  • Set aside.

Warm up Milk and Tea

  • Pour milk into the medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Add the green tea to the saucepan.
  • Stir until the tea dissolves well with the heated milk.
  • Return the medium saucepan to stove top and cook over medium to high heat.
  • Remove the medium saucepan just before it reaches the boiling point.
  • Set it aside.

Cool Down the Mixture

  • Place the medium saucepan on top of the large saucepan that has ice in it. This helps cool down the ice cream fast without freezing it.
  • Wait until the milk and green tea mixture have completely cooled, and then add the heavy cream and half-and-half.
  • Stir until the mixture is foamy.

Beat the Egg Yolks

  • In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix the egg yolks.
  • Add the egg yolks to the mixture in the medium-sized saucepan.
  • Stir well.

Finish in Ice Cream Maker

  • Pour the mixture in your ice cream maker and process it according its operating instructions.
    Freeze for at least two hours.

Serves 15.

Serving Suggestion: Scoop ice cream in small bowls or tea cups.

Optional: Garnish with the fresh raspberry topping.

Authentic Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Home Made green tea ice cream in white spoon on wooden board

Try this flavorful recipe and taste the difference over store-bought traditional ice cream!


  • Whole milk, 1 cup
  • Sugar, ¾ cup
  • Heavy cream, 2 cups
  • Green tea powder (matcha), 4 teaspoons
  • Egg yolks, 6 large
  • Salt, a pinch

You’ll also need

  • Medium saucepan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk or large spoon
  • Heat-proof spatula or large silver spoon
  • Mesh strainer


Warm up Some Ingredients

  • Pour milk, sugar, and salt in saucepan.
  • Turn heat to medium.

Use the Large-sized Mixing Bowl

  • Meanwhile, pour heavy cream in the large mixing bowl.
  • Add the matcha to the cream, whisking it in.
  • Lay a mesh strainer on the large bowl and then set the bowl aside.

Use the Medium Mixing Bowl

  • In the medium mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and mix together.
  • Add the warmed up mixture from saucepan to the medium mixing bowl, being careful to gently mix together the eggs.

Heat over Medium Heat

  • Pour the mixture back into the medium saucepan. Scrap any egg yolks on the sides of the bowl into the saucepan.
  • Use a spatula that is heat-proof or a large spoon to stir the mixture.
  • Stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency. Scrape the sides as the mixture heats up.
  • Pour the thickened mixture over the mesh strainer that you put over that large bowl. (The one that contains the heavy cream and matcha.
  • When finished straining, use a whisk or large spoon to stir the mixture together. Mix in a rapid motion to dissolve the ingredients into a frothy, light foamy consistency.


  • Place mixture in refrigerator and stir every 15 minutes for up to an hour.
    Refrigerate for 12 hours at minimum, and a maximum of 24 hours.

Finish Making the Ice Cream

  • Use your ice cream maker. Follow the instructions for your appliance to finish making the ice cream.

Serving suggestions: Dish up 1/2 cup servings and enjoy. Also try 1/4 cup of green tea ice cream inside cooled down crepes. Roll crepes up like a burrito.

Fresh Raspberry Green Tea Ice Cream Topping

ice cream with Japanese green tea Matcha mix with redbean closeup ** Note: Shallow depth of field

This tangy, but sweet fruit topping makes an excellent accompaniment for your ice cream.


  • Fresh raspberries with stems removed, 1 ½ pints
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 cup

You’ll also need:

  • Medium saucepan
  • Large spoon
  • Food processor
  • Mesh strainer
  • Medium bowl

Start with the Medium Saucepan

  • Mix sugar, water and raspberries in saucepan.
  • After the mixture reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to simmer.
  • Heat for 15 minutes. Stir every few minutes to tear up strawberries.

Use Food Processor

  • Puree the mixture.
  • Put mesh strainer over bowl and then our mixture over mesh strainer to remove strawberry pieces.
  • Discard strawberry bits left in strainer.


  • Place the bowl with the raspberry sauce in the refrigerator for one hour to cool.
  • Drizzle sauce over green tea ice cream.
  • Yields up to 1 cup, but varies based on how much fruit is in the final puree.

Kids Love Green Tea Ice Cream

Sometimes kids are finicky when it comes to certain foods and beverages. Green tea ice cream is a way to introduce them to green tea flavor as a sweet treat. They’ll receive the health benefits too and be more likely to try green tea in other forms.

Eating green tea ice cream is a creative way to consume green tea. Be adventurous. Make homemade green tea ice cream a family favorite today!

Have you tried one of these yummy ice creams? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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