Want to learn how to make delicious green tea frozen yogurt with all natural matcha? Check out this simple recipe and start experiencing the goodness and irresistible flavors of this exotic superfood. Packed with antioxidants and protein, this matcha green tea frozen yogurt recipe is a sure way to supercharge your days!
So, where did my love for matcha come from?
When I was a kid, my parents would take us to dinner at this small hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant at least every other week. It was in an abandoned strip mall, next to a laundromat and a bar.
And it wasn’t in the best part of town. I think the windows even had bars on them.
Looking back on it, I wonder how my parents even found out about it, but it sure had delicious food. So, once inside, you forgot about all of it.
We’d all sit down and start rubbing our wooden chopsticks together to remove all the splinters, in preparation for the amazing meal we were about to enjoy.
We must’ve eaten there a good 100 times from when I was 6 to 12 years old and, every time, we all ordered the same thing: Salmon Butter Yaki. It was salmon, lemon, bean sprouts, and some other vegetables (I can’t remember them now), wrapped up in a parchment paper bag which held in the amazing flavor and fragrance.
OMG it was so yummy.
But, as good as it was, I was even more excited to order my dessert. Because that was when I got to have my kid’s scoop of green tea ice cream.
Oh, how I loved their green tea ice cream.
I realize I had absolutely no idea what was in it and wondered how it tasted so delicious and was such an interesting shade of green when the green tea I drank looked and tasted nothing like it. But I loved it nonetheless.
As time went on and I went out to dinner with my parents less and less, the sweet little Japanese restaurant went out of business and so went our Salmon Butter Yaki and Green Tea Ice Cream.
But my love for green tea ice cream has remained strong to this day.
If it’s on the menu, there’s a good chance I’m gonna order it – it’s just too good and holds too many warm memories for me to pass up.
Is Matcha Yogurt Vegan or Gluten Free?
In an effort to enjoy the same flavors (and the memory), but not sacrifice my clean eating lifestyle, I wanted to create a healthier green tea ice cream. One that wasn’t loaded with heavy cream, condensed milk, or sugar.
So I turned it into a frozen yogurt using my go-to plain full fat greek yogurt and just 3 other ingredients. Just like I did with my Strawberry Frozen Yogurt and Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt. Made with only four all-natural ingredients, this matcha green tea yogurt is naturally gluten free. If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly option, just substitute the greek yogurt with a soy or coconut milk based yogurt.
More Homemade Frozen Yogurt Recipes
There’s nothing better than homemade frozen yogurt when it comes to healthy summer desserts. Not only is this green tea frozen yogurt packed with goodness, it also has a creamy texture and an irresistible aroma. Check out my other equally delicious and healthy homemade frozen yogurt recipes.
Peach Frozen Yogurt
Looking for a fun school holiday activity? Spend an afternoon with the kiddos making this peach frozen yogurt from scratch. You get the natural sweetness from the juicy peaches, a hint of tartness from the lemon juice, combined with the creamy texture of Greek yogurt. I absolutely adore eating this peach frozen yogurt as a dessert on a hot summer day. Garnished with fresh mint leaves, this peach frozen yogurt looks pretty as a picture with its bright colors without any artificial ingredients.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Strawberry + Greek Yogurt is my idea of perfection, you guys. Refreshing, sweet, and so delicious, it’s hard not to love this strawberry frozen yogurt. You get your dose of Vitamin C with the fresh strawberries and your protein fix with the creamy Greek yogurt. Made with 100% real food and a touch of honey, this is another homemade frozen yogurt option.
How Many Calories are in a Matcha Frozen Yogurt?
Want to keep your diet in check and your sweet tooth satisfied? Join the club! One serving of matcha frozen yogurt is under 300 calories, making it a skinny treat that’s packed with protein you can turn to all summer long. Besides, did you know matcha actually helps you burn calories? Matcha is a fine powder ground from tea leaves, which speeds up your metabolism. The tea’s natural buzz make this frozen green tea yogurt a natural energy booster!
Can I Make Matcha Frozen Yogurt Without an Ice Cream Maker?
Despite what most people think, matcha frozen yogurt can easily be made without an ice cream maker! All you’ll need to do is first freeze the matcha yogurt mixture in an ice cube tray and then add all the frozen matcha yogurt cubes into your processor and pulse. The smooth, thick, creamy result is a wonderful, healthy snack or dessert. Watch the video or check out the recipe to see the simple steps.
How Long Does it Take to Freeze Matcha Yogurt?
It takes about 4-6 hours for matcha yogurt to freeze. Take out the matcha green tea cubes about 10 minutes before serving, and pulse them into your “frozen yogurt” texture. To extend the shelf life of your matcha yogurt, make sure you store it in an airtight container in your freezer, and it will last you for another 1-2 months.
Its clean, free of refined sugars, processed ingredients — and doesn’t require an ice-cream maker. My homemade strawberry frozen yogurt is the light, refreshing, and fuss-free dessert for all your summer entertaining needs.
Guys, this 4 ingredient Matcha Frozen Yogurt is BEYOND delicious. It’s everything I wanted it to be and more.
Nowadays, I top it with some toasted coconut for texture and it’s. just. heaven.
For those of you who are looking for a healthier green tea ice cream, try this 4 ingredient matcha frozen yogurt recipe and be amazed at the flavor and texture.
Such a great memory to live on.
Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Make this simple matcha frozen yogurt recipe with all the same flavors as green tea ice cream, but in a healthier, super easy frozen yogurt recipe. No ice cream maker required!
- 3 cups full fat plain greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Start by adding the greek yogurt to a kitchen blender, followed by pure maple syrup, matcha powder, and vanilla extract.
- Now, blend until fully mixed.
- You may need to scrape down the sides using a spatula.
Transfer this mixture to an ice cube tray mold or two. (You could also use an ice cream maker at this point, if you'd prefer.)
- Once you’ve filled all the ice cube blocks, transfer to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours.
- Once frozen, remove from the tray and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Process until all the cubes are completely broken down and you have the creamy consistency of frozen yogurt. (You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor a time or two to help it along and it can also help to let the cubes sit for a minute or two to slightly thaw.)
- The matcha frozen yogurt is ready to eat now, or you can transfer to an airtight container and freeze for later.
I love to top this frozen yogurt with some toasted coconut flakes for a little texture. See notes for how to make toasted coconut.
To make toasted coconut, spread 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or tin foil and place in preheated oven at 325 degrees F. for 5-6 minutes, tossing halfway through. Watch carefully as they can burn easily. Coconut is ready when light golden brown and fragrant.
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