Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This delicious, sweet and creamy Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream is all natural, secretly healthy and totally good for you.  You’d never know this sweet dessert is low calorie, low fat, low carb, sugar free and packed with protein!

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Soooo this is the first time I have ever used half-and-half as an ingredient on this blog…

*makes shocked face*

Seems kinda strange, right?  Especially since I’m not a huge fan of butter or heavy cream.  Now, I’m sure some of you are asking, “Why the heck is Jessica using half-and-half??”  Well, the only reason I have avoided butter (and the like) for the past few years is because my family struggles to keep their cholesterol levels in check…  and also because I had the same problem when I was back in high school.  Today, though, my cholesterol levels are pretty darn good (low LDL, high HDL, etc) and they have been since I started eating healthy.  My LDL (“bad cholesterol”) number in high school was higher than my total cholesterol number now!  So, I’m starting to use exclusively organic, non-GMO and grass-fed half-and-half, cream and butter.  I’m a bit anal on the whole “grass-fed” part because the cows aren’t fed GMO-corn that they can’t digest, their milk contains a higher omega-3 content over omega-6 (an unbalanced ratio of too much omega-6 to omega-3 causes inflammation), the cows are treated well, etc etc etc.  I totally understand that this is difficult to find sometimes, even at Whole Foods, so regular organic half-and-half should do it  🙂  Please please please buy organic, unless you like the flavor of growth hormones, estrogen and pesticides on your tongue…

*gags*

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But really now, who cares about my blood test numbers?  I snagged a carton of half-and-half at Whole Foods for a really good deal (and seriously, when does that ever happen?).  I was also buying a small tin of matcha and BOOM!

Ice cream popped into my head.

And then this (green) magic happened…

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This ice cream is delicious served with all natural white chocolate chips (be careful, some brands contain hydrogenated oils), fresh raspberries or spoons alone  😀

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6 cups

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

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Ingredients:

  • Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Organic Half and Half
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Liquid Stevia Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Matcha Powder
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Salt

Directions:

You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!

Notes:

I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I'll meet you halfway...  how does that sound?  I'll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!

Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

7 comments on “Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

  1. What a lovely deliciously looking matcha ice-cream! I love it too! I am so going to make it tomorrow,…ooh yes!

    MMMMMMMMMMM!

  2. Wow! I love green tea anything, and this looks wonderful! Your blog and recipes are very impressive, and I love reading what you have to say! Good for you for changing you life<3
    Lots of love!
    Tea

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  4. I just discovered your website and love your recipes. I can’t wait to try a couple of them ( or maybe all of them), however, I would like to know why you don’t use peanut butter and opt for most other nut butters. I just wanted to say that your added comments to your recipes show your passion. I am truly enjoying reading your recipes. They all sound amazing. My first recipe will be your chubby hubby protein bars!!!!

  5. Hi! Do you have to use xantham gum? If not, what substitutes can you use?

    • The xanthan gum helps with the texture and also helps prevent ice crystal from forming. I’m not sure of any good subs, but I guess you can try some starch. I’d suggest heating the half and half on the stove over medium-low heat, and whisking in about 1/4 cup of organic corn starch. Whisk constantly until thickened. Then, chill the mixture. To make sure it’s completely incorporated, try adding all the ingredients to a blender and then going directly into the ice cream machine. Hope this works out for you Ryan! 🙂

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