This vegan matcha ice cream recipe is the refreshing dessert you have been waiting for this summer! It’s trendy, it’s pretty, and it’s made with healthy ingredients like bananas, coconut milk, and matcha (it wouldn’t be matcha green tea ice cream without it!). My vegan pistachio ice cream is made with nutritious ingredients, but it still tastes like a sweet treat. You’ll feel so good about eating this homemade pistachio ice cream recipe on repeat all summer!
What does this match green tea ice cream taste like? Before you go thinking it’s going to taste like bananas, the banana flavor isn’t really that noticeable. It has an intense green tea flavor, that’s grassy and earthy.
What Is Matcha Ice Cream?
If you’ve never heard of matcha ice cream, you’ve been missing out! Matcha ice cream is a traditional Japanese ice cream flavor. It has a sweet flavor with a slightly bitter kick from the tea that is easy to fall in love with.
My green tea ice cream recipe is naturally sweet without adding any refined sugar, and it’s made without any dairy products.
Ingredients Found In Vegan Matcha Ice Cream
Would you believe me if I told you that you only need FOUR ingredients to make this flavorful homemade pistachio ice cream recipe? It’s true!
- Matcha powder
- Coconut milk
- Roasted and salted pistachios
How To Make Matcha Ice Cream
No need to spend hours making ice cream by hand or needing an ice cream machine, you can easily make this delicious matcha ice cream recipe with your blender!
Here’s how to make this green tea ice cream recipe in just ONE step:
- Blend banana, matcha powder, and coconut in a blender at high speed, until smooth.
PRO TIP: You can add a little bit more coconut milk if you feel it’s a little too thick.
Can you believe how easy this matcha green tea ice cream is to make? Literally, all you need to do is give it a whirl in the blender and top with some toasted pistachios, and you are done!
Is This Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe Healthy?
Yes, this vegan pistachio ice cream is super healthy! It packs a serious nutritional punch. This matcha ice cream treat is made with 4 simple ingredients, each with their own health benefit:
- Banana – Great source of potassium, vitamin b6, fiber, and antioxidants like dopamine and catechins.
- Matcha – Very high in antioxidants, EGC’s (also a catechins), boosts metabolism + increases energy, and has L-Theanine which also boosts dopamine.
- Coconut milk – Great source of fat and lauric acid as well as b-vitamins.
- Pistachios – Vitamin b6, thiamine, phosphorus, and magnesium.
How Many Calories Are In Vegan Matcha Ice Cream?
In this matcha green tea ice cream, you will find there are 131 calories per serving. Here’s the basic nutrition breakdown:
- 131 Calories
- 3 grams of protein
- 3 grams of fiber
- 1 gram of fat
Can I Buy Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream In The Store?
Yes, there are varieties of vegan pistachio ice cream that you can purchase in the supermarket. Considering how easy it is to make at home, I prefer my homemade green tea ice cream recipe.
It’s quick, easy, and I know exactly what ingredients go in it. If you want the best pistachio ice cream that’s paleo friendly (and not loaded with sugar!), stick to making it yourself. 🙂
Is There Caffeine In Matcha Ice Cream?
Yes, there is caffeine in this vegan matcha ice cream. For every 1/2 teaspoon of matcha tea, there is about 30 mg of caffeine.
So, when you eat a serving of this vegan pistachio ice cream recipe, you get approximately 120 mg of caffeine. It makes the perfect afternoon pick me up.
Can You Make This Matcha Ice Cream Recipe Ahead?
Yes, you can make this matcha ice cream recipe ahead. Make up a few batches and put it in the freezer for a quick snack or treat on a busy day.
This pistachio ice cream recipe should always be kept in an airtight freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn.
Matcha green tea ice cream will last 1-2 months in the freezer. When you are ready to serve, remove from freezer, let it sit a couple of minutes, and add your favorite toppings.
More Paleo Dessert Recipes To Try This Summer
When the weather is hot, it’s nice to cool down with a sweet treat. Here are some of my favorite paleo dessert recipes that you should consider trying:
- Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream – Rich, decandent, and the perfect dessert to indulge – without the guilt.
- Paleo Cookie Dough Blizzard – Craving chocolate? Here is your dream dessert.
- Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie – Who says you can’t have a flavorful smoothie as a dessert? Yum!
Easy Homemade Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream Recipe:
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Easy Homemade Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream Recipe
This vegan matcha ice cream recipe is made in minutes! Learn how to make EASY homemade pistachio matcha green tea ice cream - just 4 ingredients.
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- 2 large Bananas (frozen)
- 2 teaspoons Matcha powder
- 1-2 tablespoons Full-fat coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons Pistachios (roasted and salted; crushed)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Add the banana, matcha powder, and coconut milk to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
If it's too thick add additional coconut milk.
Top with pistachios before serving.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.