Matcha Aisu (Matcha Ice, Matcha Aisu Kuriimu, Green Tea Ice Cream) is a Japanese ice cream flavored with Matcha, powdered green tea. I first tried Green Tea Ice Cream in a Japanese restaurant as a teenager and it quickly became my favorite ice cream flavor. I still don’t see it in the grocery stores in my area, but luckily it is easy to make at home! I have tried a few different recipes and so far this one in Harumi’s Japanese Home Cookingis my favorite.
This recipe makes 4 servings, but Chad and I finished it in a day. I will probably double the recipe next time (or have more self control and eat less in a sitting). I used an ice cream maker, but it is not needed. After stirring in the heavy cream, place in a freezer safe container and stir often while it freezes. I have been able to find matcha at the local Asian food markets. It is also available on Amazon: DoMatcha DoMatcha Organic 2nd Harvest Matcha, 2.82-Ounce and less expensive: SerendipiTea Matcha Culinary Grade, Organic Green Tea, 4-Ounce Box. Make sure to use a culinary grade matcha.