Summer is near – Creamy matcha frozen yoghurt

To celebrate warm weather, I use matcha to make creamy frozen yoghurt!

matcha ice

Summer is coming to Sydney, we all feel it in the air. The weekend weather has been gorgeous. It feels like winter has totally gone, and summer has rushed in early. Just beautiful and there is nothing to complain about.

Such weather is a perfect excuse to test out my newly purchase – an ice-cream maker. I owned one in the past, but it didn´t survive long after a few batches of sorbet. I hope the new Cuisine Art can withstand my (potentially extensive) usage.

What are your favorite ice-cream flavours? Being a chocoholic and coffee addict, I actually don´t really like these two flavours being served cold. I adore fruity ice-cream, and some Asian flavours like pandan, coconut, sesame and naturally enough, durian.

Truth to my taste, my first batch of ice-cream includes green tea (matcha) as flavouring ingredient. Ever since my green tea cupcakes, I have not used them much in cooking. (I used them for this purpose, if you ask!).

Anyway, there are quite a few matcha ice-cream out there, but I want something refreshing yet creamy, so this recipe comes handy. I change the recipe around quite a bit though. First off, the amount of matcha is almost doubled in mine. I also add in some cream together with the yoghurt to make it creamier. The result? Totally refreshing and delicious frozen yoghurt. Actually, the texture is so smooth and creamy, it´s almost like ice-cream.

I am sending this frozen treat to Weekend Herb Blogging. The ingredient featured is matcha. Out host for this week is Prof. Kitty from The Cabinet of Prof. Kitty. Please head to her blog for the roung up!

Creamy matcha frozen yoghurt

Creamy matcha frozen yoghurt

3C whole-milk organic yoghurt
1C cream
1.5 tbp matha powder
1 scant cup sugar
Tiny drop of green coloring (optional)


Make sure your mixing bowl is cold. Put all ingredients together in the mixing bowl.

Using a hand mixer, whip until sugar is dissolved, around 3-4 mins. Then, proceed according to your ice-cream maker manual.

Preparing for matcha frozen yoghurt

43 Responses to Summer is near – Creamy matcha frozen yoghurt

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That frozen yogurt looks so good! What a pretty color! Gorgeous photography, as usual!

  2. NQN says:

    Gorgeous sounding flavour! I've only made green tea ice cream but love frozen yogurt. Hasn't this weather been divine? I was just eyeing my Cuisinart ice cream maker too!

  3. Ilva says:

    It both sounds and looks good Ahn!

  4. Elle says:

    With warmer weather coming I look forward to more gorgeous photos of delicious frozen treats. Not sure about the durian (an aquired taste?), but the rest sound good.

  5. talat says:

    Can't get enough of matcha in desserts. I've never tried in frozen treats, gotta try! I love its subtle flavor even though it's quite pricey.

  6. Faith says:

    I bet the matcha gives it such a lovely flavor! I love the beautiful green color!

  7. Stephcookie says:

    Ahh matcha is one of my favourite flavours! I can just imagine how good it would be in frozen yoghurt on a warm day like this! Ooh it looks so green :D

  8. Johanna says:

    what a gorgeous colour – I look forward to hearing about your ice cream adventures – my favourite icecream combination is a scoop of baci (hazelnut and chocolate) with a scoop of raspberry

  9. Pam says:

    Today there was a nip of fall in the air here!

  10. Anita says:

    That looks gorgeous! and some fantastically refreshing! Will be needing something like that with our weather warming up!

  11. veron says:

    I would love to try this. I adore matcha flavors!

  12. Cynthia says:

    I love the colours!

  13. Betty says:

    Mmm this sounds delicious! I love my asian flavoured ice creams too – green tea is one of my faves :)

  14. heidileon says:

    If this recipe is not the perfect excuse I need in order to get an ice cream Machine, I cannot think on any other!!

  15. ChichaJo says:

    I haven't been using my matcha for a while now either…I would make this if only I had an ice cream maker!

  16. Peabody says:

    Looks wonderful. I love all things green tea…and in fro-yo…yum!

  17. shaz says:

    That's such a fantastic colour. I'm not that big a fan of ice-cream but I like frozen yoghurt. And when I do eat ice cream I love green tea, yay! (I also like the asian sweetcorn ice-cream – not sure where to find it here)

  18. Julia @Mélanger says:

    I so want to make this today. Looks delicious. I've only tasted matcha a few times and loved it.

  19. Kevin says:

    Great looking matcha frozen yogurt!

  20. Dhanggit says:

    this is so perfect for the warm summer here in france!! what a great entry for WHB, i'm still cooking up mine :-) kisses

  21. TBC says:

    What a lovely color that is, Anh! :)

  22. Tangled Noodle says:

    Ahh! As summer arrives for you, winter is peeking around the corner for us! 8-D

  23. Kitchen Flavours says:

    Oh wow……that's an creamy and yummy indulgence….

  24. Megan@Feasting on Art says:

    The colours in your photographs are just stunning! Looks so yummy!

  25. bake in paris says:

    Anh, this is exactly what I need right now…. something soothing and nice! Thanks…

  26. bittersweetblog says:

    Oh, I do love matcha! Such a lovely shade of green, and you captured it so beautifully!

  27. eatme_delicious says:

    Mm yummy! Matcha frozen yogurt is exactly what I've been craving all summer!

  28. lisa says:

    Sounds delicious, and the color is beautiful!

  29. Isabelle says:

    Looks delicious – I love matcha!

  30. Adam says:

    I'm glad summer is finally coming around for you, you can def take it off my hands :) I can't believe we have Fall decorations in stores already.

  31. Irene says:

    What a gorgeous photo! Really, your photos are amazing. I absolutely love matcha ice cream, and to have it without the guilt, aka frozen yoghurt, just sounds wonderful.

  32. Vijitha Shyam says:

    Pretty colour lady!The pics look awesome. First time here. U have a lovely space.

  33. Belle@Ooh, Look says:

    Hehe, I remember the first time I saw green tea ice cream – I thought it was wasabi ice cream!

  34. Cooking-Gallery says:

    Hi, thank you for passing by! You have a lovely blog and I love green tea ice cream. Unfortunately it's very hard to get matcha powder here (Germany)…:(

  35. Selba says:

    Love matcha ice cream.. it's a "must dessert" when dining in Japanese restaurant :)

  36. Gloria says:

    This look absolutely amazing Anh and the pictures are georgeous I love this type of frozen yogurt, here is warming here too, the spring is near I know, xxGloria

  37. The Food Librarian says:

    Oh, I love anything matcha flavored! This looks divine!!!

  38. fillmyrumblingtummy says:

    OH, DURIAN ICE CREAM IS THE BOMB! I live in Singapore, and we have the "durian season", during which we have durians that are sweet, creamy and absolutely wonderful selling for only 2 dollars per fruit. I've tried durian ice cream before, and the good ones are indescribably good. Seriously, you should try making it soon. You won't regret it.

  39. Amanda says:

    I have made ice cream but never frozen yogurt, this looks wonderful!

  40. SteamyKitchen says:

    I actually prefer frozen yogurt so much more than ice cream for fruity or bitter flavors. And this is right up my alley – love matcha.

  41. reuven says:

    Where can i get the papercups from ???

  42. Anh says:

    reuven, I got it from an independent store on etsy. I will look up the details and post it later.

  43. bonvivant says:

    Gorgeous pictures!! I love matcha and am actually planning to try a matcha ice-cream recipe this month, love the earthy, slightly bittery flavors.

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