Simple and easy 3-ingredient matcha ice cream is so delicious, you’ll never guess it’s paleo and vegan!
So…. the June Gloom in LA is REAL, guys. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s when the weather is overcast and chilly during late spring/early summer in southern California. AND IT’S DEPRESSING. I know, I know… I’m living in a place where it’s sunny and beautiful most of the year so I shouldn’t complain, but I did NOT expect this. Nothing like a delicious ice cream to brighten up the mood though, right?
I haven’t had ice cream in forever, and it’s mostly because I just stopped eating sweets. Not only do I prefer salty foods in general, I still am dealing with candida symptoms especially when I’m under a lot of stress. However, this matcha ice cream? It contains only clean, good-for-you ingredients that doesn’t give me any of the blood sugar symptoms or digestive issues. It’s just the gosh darn best!
I love the fact that this matcha ice cream literally takes 3 ingredients to make. And it tastes AMAZING. I first had matcha ice cream when I was visiting Seoul, Korea in the summer back in middle school. The thought of green tea for ice cream seemed a bit strange to me, but once I tasted it, I was obsessed. The slightly bitter and smooth taste of matcha was so perfect with the sweet creaminess added to it.
So ever since I found out I’m intolerant to dairy (which seems like bajillion years ago), I’ve been eyeing every matcha ice cream I’ve come across with sadness because it really is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. And the fact that I can now enjoy it at home SO EASILY just in time for the summer brings me so much joy!
If you are on the RESTART sugar detox, good news: You can still enjoy this recipe! Just use green-tipped bananas. It won’t be as sweet, but it’ll still satisfy your cravings wonderfully. You gotta enjoy SOME kind of a cold treat as the weather gets warmer, in my opinion. Not go make this matcha ice cream this weekend! If you love matcha, you’ll love it. I promise!
3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)
- 3 ripe bananas (or green-tipped, if on RESTART sugar detox)
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1 tbsp matcha powder
- Optional toppings: chocolate chips, whipped cream, sprinkles, nuts, etc.
Peel the bananas, slice them into 3-inch chunks, and freeze them in a freezer bag for at least 6 hours.
Place the frozen bananas and the matcha/coconut cream mixture in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to eat.
Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, if using!
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