3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream (AIP, Vegan) [VIDEO]

This simple and easy 3-ingredient paleo matcha ice cream is so delicious and creamy, you’ll never guess that’s dairy free and vegan!

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

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?

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3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

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 paleo matcha ice cream? It contains only clean, good-for-you ingredients that don’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 paleo matcha ice cream literally takes 3 ingredients to make and you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Also, 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.

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

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!

3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)

This simple and easy 3-ingredient paleo matcha ice cream is so delicious and creamy, you'll never guess that's dairy free and vegan!
4.29 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Jean Choi


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder Get 10% off with code: WGGA10
  • 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.
  • Add matcha powder to coconut cream, and whisk until smooth and creamy. Chill in the refrigerator for at 2 hours until the mixture sets and hardens.
  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 487mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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24 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream (AIP, Vegan) [VIDEO]

  1. Real Food with Dana

    I’m the same way about having more of a salty tooth, rather than a sweet tooth! And this ice cream sounds amaaaaazing. I’m wondering though – are you sensitive to caffeine? Because I know many people eat ice cream at night, but if they’re sensitive to caffeine, do you think this would keep them awake? thanks!!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      I’m pretty sensitive to caffeine, so I don’t drink coffee in the afternoon. But matcha doesn’t have that same jolt for me. I can have a small serving of this ice cream and still sleep. If you are super sensitive though, I would just have it earlier in the day!

  2. Michele Spring

    Oh man, I think I might make this tonight after dinner! Looks so creamy and delicious and I’m like you – ever since I realized that dairy and I weren’t friends I have been sad about not getting to have matcha ice cream. I am not a sushi fan but would always “tough it out” in the pre-dairy-free days because I knew at the end I’d get some matcha ice cream, ha!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi there, I don’t put nutritional info for my recipes, and I’m actually not sure about it. I’m all about supporting eating in tune with what you are body is craving and needing so I do not count calories or macronutrients. If you are curious, you can use apps like MyFitnessPal to input each ingredient. Hope that helps!

  3. Monica

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ve been looking all over for easy machine-free ice cream recipes. And nondairy too!

  4. Yang

    I was amazed by this recipe and made it yesterday. It came out with great consistency but did not taste as I expected (more banana taste). I put it in the freezer but today I found the color had changed to yellowish green and the taste changed not even as good as yesterday. Very sad 🙁

  5. A

    Very good. My bananas were still a little too tart so I added a little vanilla extract and maple syrup to sweeten. Before adding those it was ok but that was prob due to unripe bananas.

  6. Susan Neu

    YUM! I just made this and it brought back memories of my visit to Korea with my daughters. We sure are enjoying your cookbook and your recipes. I’m sharing this recipe with them.


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