Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant with a good friend, she raves about green tea ice cream. But it’s the one thing on the menu that is always rich in dairy. So I finally decided to whip up a dairy-free green tea ice cream recipe made with just 5 everyday ingredients. And you know what? It just #TastesLikeBetter.
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Many online recipes for dairy-free green tea ice cream are actually made with matcha, which is a finely ground powder made from a specially grown and processed variety of green tea. Bloggers like to use it because it has a vibrant green hue, but it can also cost well over $100 per pound. I’ve included an option for dairy-free matcha ice cream, but the main recipe is for simple, affordable, deliciously dairy-free green tea ice cream.
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Matcha powder does contain higher levels of antioxidants, but good old green tea should not be underestimated. It’s still high in EGCG, the polyphenol revered in several studies for fighting numerous health issues, from high cholesterol to Alzheimer’s Disease.
This very easy recipe pairs green tea (or matcha) with plant-based cashew milk beverage and coconut milk for a wonderfully creamy experience. I love the flavor of cashew and coconut together when making creamy dishes, but you can use my nut-free option below, if preferred.
Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Green Tea Ice Cream
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By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
For nut-free, dairy-free green tea ice cream, substitute unsweetened coconut milk beverage for the cashewmilk beverage.